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Monmouth County clerk invites public to attend Archives and History Day

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is inviting all members of the public to attend the Monmouth County Clerk’s annual Archives and History Day event on Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Collins Arena on the campus of Brookdale Community College in Lincroft.

“The Monmouth County Archives Division of the county clerk’s office is looking forward to hosting its annual Archives and History Day, which celebrates local history,” Hanlon was quoted as saying in a press release.

“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.

Representatives of more than 50 local and state history organizations will set up displays about topics relating to New Jersey history and their organizations, according to the press release.

With more than 300 expected attendees, Hanlon is inviting all residents to attend and has encouraged all local historical organizations to participate and to sign up for an exhibitor table.

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

“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,” Telonidis said.

During the event, several awards will be presented, including the Jane G. Clayton Award
to De Hearn, the Old Wall Historical Society director and Wall Township historian.

The M. Claire French Award for Leadership in Historic Preservation will be presented
to a soon-to-be-announced winner. Several New Jersey Archives Awards will also be presented, according to the press release.

A keynote address related to the archives’ exhibit “Facing Adversity: Monmouth
Responds in Times of Crisis” will be delivered.

A tentative schedule of Archives and History Day activities can be found at www.MonmouthCountyClerk.com/Archives

For additional information about Archives and History Day, contact the Monmouth
County Archives at 732-308-3771 or email CountyClerk@co.monmouth.nj.us

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