Welcome to
Building a Place for History

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Welcome to
Building a Place for History

2018 NJ History and
Historic Preservation Conference

June 7 and 8 at Passaic County College in Paterson


It’s going to be an exciting and packed two-day event in Paterson, home to Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park.

The NJ History and Historic Preservation conference is the annual state-wide educational and networking 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.

Day 1 Highlights:

  • Choice of a bus tour of Dutch-American architecture or workshop on telling African-American history
  • The first combined presentation of the NJ Historic Preservation Awards by the Historic Preservation Office/Historic Sites Council and Preservation New Jersey
  • Opening Reception at the Hamilton Club with invited speaker Leonard Zax


Day 2 Highlights:

  • Plenary Panel Discussion on Embracing the Future of Historic Preservation
  • Choice of 17 classroom sessions and tours of Paterson’s commercial historic district
  • Marketplace sponsor and vendor exhibits
  • Awards presentation for student poster competition by NJ Council on the Humanities


You may register for either or both days. Registration is now open.

Information on sessions, speakers, registration, and sponsors will be updated on a regular basis. 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!

2018 Conference Planning Committee



Student & New Professional Poster Contest


Students (graduate and undergraduate) and new professionals are invited to submit poster proposals for the 3rd annual NJ History & Historic Preservation Conference Poster Session. Posters will be presented at the conference on June 8.

The proposal submission deadline has been extended to April 30, 2018.

The Poster Session is an opportunity to present work. Posters must engage subjects or projects related to historic preservation, history, archaeology, architecture, planning, museum studies, and/or public history. Submissions related to New Jersey subject matter are especially encouraged.

Posters will be chosen from among the submissions for display at the conference. A prize of $250 will be awarded for the best poster. All individuals whose posters are selected for display will receive complimentary registration to both the 2018 and 2019 conference. Presenting a poster at the conference provides a unique opportunity to explore careers in history and historic preservation, network, and share research with a professional audience.

Details and Poster Submission

Thank you to our 2018 Conference Sponsors