Welcome to
Building a Place for History

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Welcome to the 2021 History and Historic Preservation Conference!


The New Jersey History and Historic Preservation conference is the annual state-wide educational opportunity for history and historic preservation professionals and volunteers in the fields of architecture, planning, heritage site and museum management, public history, archaeology, municipal preservation commissions, county heritage offices, developers, students, and more. This year focused on three crucial themes: Advocacy and Preservation, Underrepresented Histories, and Climate Change and Sustainability.


Entertainment provided by the Rutgers University Voorhees Choir.


Day One – June 3: Advocacy and Preservation

Welcoming remarks by Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver


Keynote speaker Paul Edmondson, President and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation


Day Two – June 10: Underrepresented Histories

Keynote panelists Melanie Adams, Director of the Anacostia Community Museum and Andrea Roberts, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and an Associate Director of the Center for Housing & Urban Development at Texas A&M University


Day Three – June 17: Climate Change and Sustainability

Keynote speaker Jeanne Herb, Co-Director and Anthony J. Broccoli, Distinguished Professor, the New Jersey Climate Change Resource Center at Rutgers University


Find more information on sessions and speakers by viewing the Agenda!

Missed the conference but would still like to learn more? You may purchase a ticket to view the recorded sessions for a reduced rate of $50.  Click here to register!


Thank you to our sponsors, who ensure the success of the conference. Click here to view our sponsors!


We look forward to seeing you in June!

Conference Planning Committee