New Jersey Historical Commission – 2018 Richard J. Hughes Prize and Awards of Recognition Recipients

The New Jersey Historical Commission is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients for the Richard J. Hughes Prize and the Awards of Recognition to be presented at the New Jersey History Forum, Greetings from New Jersey: Popular Culture and the Garden State on Friday November 2nd at Monmouth University.

The Richard J. Hughes Prize is presented to Joseph G. Bilby for a lifetime of outstanding lifetime achievement in the field of New Jersey history. Joseph Bilby is a noted author, public speaker, curator, and considered a “go-to” source for information on the state’s military history.

Mr. Bilby’s nomination states, “Our understanding of New Jersey history is much richer thanks to Bilby’s passion for the past.  Intelligent, inquisitive and witty, Bilby’s research, writing, and presentations have brought the stories of New Jersey history to life.”

Awards of Recognition are given to individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to New Jersey history in the following categories:

  • For multiple contributions made over time
  • For those who have had a positive impact on the ways in which audiences and/or communities are engaged in history
  • For scholarship, public service, conservation and preservation efforts, special events, and teaching
  • For helping to increase public awareness

The 2018 Awards of Recognition are presented to:

Linda Barth, Executive Director of the League of Historical Societies

Todd Braisted, Scholar, Educator, and Creator of the On-Line Institute for Advanced Loyalist Studies

Andrea Tingey, Principal Historic Preservation Specialist at the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office

Melissa Ziobro, Specialist Professor of Public History, Monmouth University

A very warm congratulations from the New Jersey Historical Commission!

About the New Jersey Historical Commission

The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) is a state agency dedicated to the advancement of public knowledge and preservation of New Jersey history. Established by law in 1967, its work is founded on the fundamental belief that an understanding of our shared heritage is essential to sustaining a cohesive and robust democracy.