Summer 2021

Read on for stories on preserving New Jersey's African American history and opportunities for heritage tourism this summer in New Jersey.
Rikki Massand details preservation efforts underway at SSAAM, a one-room schoolhouse in Montgomery Township, and Stoutsburg Cemetery in Hopewell - and how these sites are helping visitors better understand slavery and black settlement in New Jersey.

Billy Neumann writes about Gethsemane Cemetery in Bergen County and ongoing efforts by 2021 PNJ Sarah P. Fiske Legacy & Leadership Awardee Arnold E. Brown to share the history of this place through tours, lectures and ongoing research.

Rikki Massand profiles Guy Weston and the work he is doing to preserve Timbuctoo, the settlement of escaped enslaved people and free blacks called Timbuctoo in Burlington County, with a specific focus on the cemetery and the archaeological excavation of the wider site.

Emily Manz, PNJ's Executive Director and also an Edible Jersey contributor, pens an article meshing two of her passions - food and history and shares how historic inns provide a great way to connect with history, take in a meal or even stay overnight in a historic building.

Maria Boyes takes a deep dive into Cape May's preservation scene, and discovers how preservation has contributed to a greater understanding of the City, and given a boost to its tourism sector.

President of the Wildwoods Historical Society Taylor Henry explores several South Jersey Shore towns' unique approaches to preservation with a focus on Cape May, Ocean City, Atlantic City, and The Wildwoods - and how each approach has impacts heritage tourism.

Our latest recorded sessions including Q&A with PNJ with Donovan Rypkema and Maria Boyes are up on our website! If you've missed any of our Q&A with PNJ programming this year, or want to revisit any of the content please take a look! 

We had an incredible 10 Most Endangered Historic Places Announcement on May 18th.

If you missed it or would like to relive the event which included speakers and advocates from each of the 2021 10 Most Endangered Historic Places, not to worry - we recorded it.

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