Preserving New Jersey’s Historic Collections:
Best Practices for Nonprofit History Organizations

best practices

A Two-Part Workshop Series
Whether a historical society or an historic site, the buildings and objects your organization stewards require responsible collections care. The New Jersey Historical Commission and the New Jersey Historic Trust are pleased to present Preserving New Jersey’s Historic Collections, a two-part workshop series devoted to collections care for buildings and objects.

Part one of the series, Practical Stewardship: Caring for your Building, took place on October 3, 2018 at the Lyceum Hall Center for Performing Arts in Burlington, NJ.

Part two, The Basics of Collection Care: Caring for your Objects, is set for January 8, 2019 (snow date January 15th) at the Plainfield Public Library. Caring for Your Objects is a workshop for caregivers of historic artifacts and for individuals with multiple levels of experience. This day-long workshop with instructor Joan Harris-Rico, Collections Manager at the Thomas Edison National Historic Park, will consist of simple, hands-on projects for improving the condition of books, paper ephemera, textiles, and furniture. A PowerPoint presentation will include major topics on collections care, and how-to demonstrations. Check out the Caring for Objects Agenda for a full schedule of topics.

The Basics of Collection Care: Caring for your Objects
January 8, 2019 (snow date January 15th)
10:00am – 4:00pm, registration 9:00am – 10:00am
Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Ave, Plainfield, NJ 07060

Instructor: Joan Harris-Rico, Collections Manager, Thomas Edison National Historic Park

Registration: $25, includes a light breakfast and lunch. Register here.

For questions, please contact the New Jersey Historic Trust at 609-984-0473 or