Telling Untold Histories is New Jersey’s annual Unconference that looks for human stories yet to be told – explores these histories and asks why some stories remain untold. Our theme for this year is sanctuary spaces. How can our institutions be sanctuary spaces for diverse communities?

Because we value the knowledge you bring, this Unconference puts you at the center. Participants create the program by suggesting and choosing sessions on the day of the Unconference. Feel the suspense building! Workshops offer attendees the chance to learn new skills to help you tell stories. Discussions and activities connect you with new people and leave you inspired. Join us!

Who should attend? Curators and educators, archivists and archaeologists, oral historians and librarians, historic preservationists and community activists, as well as grant-makers, funders, and history lovers!

The 2018 Unconference will be held at the Newark Public Library on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit the Library’s page for information on parking and directions. The Library easily reachable by mass transit.

Registration includes lunch, coffee, tea, and wine & cheese reception! If you have dietary restrictions, please note them on the registration form and we will attempt to accommodate them. Registration can be accessed here. We’ll see you on May 17th!

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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.