Welcome to
Building a Place for History

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Welcome to the 2021 History and Historic Preservation Conference!


It’s going to be an exciting three-day virtual event!


The NJ 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 will focus on three crucial themes: Advocacy and Preservation, Underrepresented Histories, and Climate Change and Sustainability.


Entertainment for each day will be 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!

You may register for individual days or all three.  Registration is now open! 


Information on sessions, speakers, registration, and sponsors will be updated on a regular basis, so check back often, sign up for emails, and follow us on Twitter for the latest.


Thank you to our sponsors, who ensure the success of the conference. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a sponsor.


We look forward to seeing you in June!

Conference Planning Committee