Monmouth County clerk invites historical organizations to participate in Archives and History Day

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Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is encouraging New Jersey historical organizations to be a part of Archives and History Day, which will take place on Oct. 2 at the Collins Arena on the campus of Brookdale Community College in Lincroft.

“The Monmouth County Archives Division of the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office is looking forward to hosting its annual Archives and History Day, which celebrates local history,” said  Hanlon.

“This year’s Archives and History Day will take place at a new location, the Collins
Arena at Brookdale Community College. The event will focus on Monmouth County’s response when faced with adversity and during times of crisis, and will feature an accompanying exhibit and presentations,” she said.

More than 50 local and state history organizations will set up displays about topics
relating to New Jersey history and their organizations. With more than 300 expected
attendees, Hanlon is encouraging all local historical organizations to participate in
the event and to sign up for an exhibitor table, according to a press release.

“Archives and History Day provides the opportunity for local archives, historical
societies and museums, and other history-based organizations, to connect with the public,” said Monmouth County archivist Julia Telonidis.

“These organizations will have the opportunity to showcase their efforts to preserve local history and educate the public about Monmouth County’s and New Jersey’s fascinating past,” she said.

At the event, several awards will be presented, including the M. Claire French Award
for Leadership in Historic Preservation and the Jane G. Clayton Award.

A keynote address related to the archives’ exhibit, “Facing Adversity: Monmouth Responds in Times of Crisis” will be delivered. A free catalog will be available to the public, according to the press release.

For more information about participating and to sign up for an exhibitor table, visit the Monmouth County Clerk’s Archives Division website at MonmouthCountyClerk.com/Archives or contact the Monmouth County Archives at 732-308-3771 or send an email to Shelagh.Reilly@co.monmouth.nj.us