Awards and Commendations

                Preservation New Jersey – Sara Fiske Legacy Award, October 2017
New Jersey Association of Museums- John Cotton Dana Award 2017
New Jersey Historical Commission- Richard J. Hughes Award 2010
 NJ State Federation of Women’s Clubs & Douglass College of Rutgers, The State University 2009 Annual Woman of Achievement Award
CMC Advisory Commission on the Status of Women – Alice Paul Stokes Award Recipient, November 2008
American Association for State & Local History, Award of Merit, September 2008
Advocates for New Jersey History – Maureen Ogden Award for Lifetime Achievement in NJ History – March 2008
New Jersey Governor’s Volunteer of the Year Award –2007
15th Annual NJ Historic Preservation Award for Outstanding Preservation Contribution
Smithsonian Magazine/Traveler’s Conservation Foundation International Award in recognition of outstanding achievement in Preservation & Tourism, December 2003
Pinnacle Award for Excellence in Heritage Tourism, the highest award presented at Annual NJ Governor’s Conference on Tourism, April 2003
South Jersey Cultural Alliance Encore Award for 25 years of excellence in historic preservation & heritage tourism, 1999
Joint resolution from the NJ Senate and Assembly citing contributions to tourism/historic preservation, 1998
Marden K. Nystrom Historian of the Year Award from the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey, 1999
NJ Historical Commission Award of Recognition, December 1987

Grants Awarded
1993-2017

1993-2012 – County of Cape May Board of Chosen Freeholders funding, general operating support.
1993-2004 – Sturdy Savings Bank, sponsorship of annual Saturday Evening Concert Series.
1993 – New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Cultural Mini-Grant, “Visit from the Past,” educational program for school children.
1994 – New Jersey Council for the Humanities grant, “Of Bubbling Springs and Other Things,” living history street theater performance.
1994-2012 – PNC Bank, grant for education program.
1995 – New Jersey Department of Transportation ISTEA grant, funding for renovation of historic railroad station complex.
1995-1996 – Cape May County Culture and Heritage Commission block grant, funding for a series of craft classes.
1996 – New Jersey Council for the Humanities grant, “American History through Music,” musical performance.
1998 – Cape May County Culture and Heritage Commission block grant, “Well Told Tales,” children’s storytelling program.
1999 – New Jersey Council for the Humanities grant, “Chautauqua New Jersey,” cultural and theatrical performance program.
1999 – Cape May County Culture and Heritage Commission grant, “Tales from Near and Far,” children’s storytelling program.
2000-2017 – New Jersey Historical Commission grant, general operating support.
2000-2016 – New Jersey Travel and Tourism Commission grant, advertising with Delaware
River and Bay Authority ferry, radio advertising and printing of extra brochures, cooperative marketing.
2001 – Special legislative grant, sponsored by Senator James Cafiero, Assemblyman Nicholas
Asselta and Assemblyman Jack Gibson, for creation of “virtual reality tour” CD-ROM for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
2001 – New Jersey Council for the Humanities grant, “Vinnie’s Story,” one-woman show on local African-American history.
2001-2012 – Coast Guard Officers’ Spouses’ Club, financial award for outstanding non-profit organization.
2001-2012 – New Jersey Department of Travel and Tourism, marketing/advertising grant.
2003-2009 – Byrne Fund for Wildwood grant, funding for education programs for the Wildwood, NJ public school district.
2004 – The 1772 Foundation grant for 19th century farm complex.
2004 – New Jersey Historical Commission grant for an intensive level building survey project.
2005 – New Jersey Cultural Trust Stabilization Grant for marketing plan.
2006 – The 1772 Foundation grant for restoration of c. 1691 Coxe Hall Cottage.
2006 – Cape May County Cultural and Heritage Commission re-grant for support of school field trip program.
2006 – Cape May County Cultural and Heritage Commission re-grant for “Music in the Village” program.
2007 – The 1772 Foundation grant for various restoration projects and purchase of agricultural equipment.
2008 – NJ Cultural Trust grant for staff training and improvement of interpretive program.
2008-2009 – Cape May County Culture and Heritage Commission Arts Regrant, Celtic Festival.
2009 – American Association for State and Local History/Institute of Museum and Library
Services grant, collection of professional books on museum studies.
2010 – Cape May County Culture and Heritage Commission Arts Re-grant, Cold Spring Village Folk Festival.
2011 – New Jersey Cultural Trust, grant to promote education program.
2011 – Cape May County Culture & Heritage Commission re-grant, History Through Music.
2011-2016 – The 1772 Foundation grant for repairs to Village buildings.
2012 – NJ Office of Travel and Tourism, cooperative marketing grant.
2012 – The 1772 Foundation, grant for restoration of blacksmith shop and ice cream parlor.
2012 – Cape May County Culture & Heritage Commission re-grant for Quilt Restoration project.
2012 – New Jersey Historical Commission mini-grant for Museum Theater.
2013 – Cape May County Culture & Heritage Commission re-grant for “Cold Spring Street Scenes.”
2013 – Cape May County Open Space Program for preservation of the Grange.
2014 – Cape May County Culture & Heritage Commission re-grant for producing Interpretive film clips.
2014 – New Jersey Historical Commission project grant for Welcome Center upgrades.
2015 – Cape May County Culture & Heritage Commission re-grant for Folk Arts School.
2015 – New Jersey Historical Commission mini-grant for First Person Interpretation.
2015 – South Jersey Cultural Alliance grant for technical support.
2016 – Cape May County Culture & Heritage Commission re-grant for Down Jersey Folk Music series.
2016 – New Jersey Council for the Humanities mini-grant for New Jersey Women’s History Lectures.
2016 – New Jersey Cultural Trust for website design.
2016 – New Jersey Historical Commission mini-grant for Board Retreat/Long Range Plan update.