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NJHS receives highest award from state historical commission


The New Jersey Historical Commission will honor The New Jersey Historical Society with the prestigious Richard J. Hughes Award, their highest recognition for outstanding work in the field of New Jersey history.

This award marks the first time that the state’s Historical Commission has selected an institution rather than an individual for its highest honor, according to Marc Mappen, Executive Director of the New Jersey Historical Commission.

Sally Yerkovich, President & CEO of The New Jersey Historical Society, will accept the award during the Historical Commission’s Annual Conference to be held on Saturday, December 7, 2002 at the Lafayette Yard Marriott in Trenton.

The New Jersey Historical Commission cited the Historical Society’s “exemplary” record in presenting the history of New Jersey to a wide and diverse audience and its award-winning exhibitions Dining In, Dining Out, Teenage New Jersey, and What Exit? New Jersey and Its Turnpike as key reasons for this year’s decision.

“We are so proud of this award,” Yerkovich said. “It represents the collective efforts of our staff and supporters, who are committed to collecting and interpreting the unique history of New Jersey. Our exhibitions, collections and programming are designed to bring people together to reflect, learn, and share their experiences.”

“As we forge ahead, we will continue our mission to connect the past, present and future for all people of all ages,” Yerkovich added.

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