Monmouth NJ 250
America’s 250th anniversary is coming in 2026
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Resources

MONMOUTH COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION – Established by the Board of County Commissioners in August 1988, the Monmouth County Historical Commission is dedicated to the preservation of the County’s rich historic heritage. As advocates for the preservation of historic properties, sites and projects, the Commission encourages citizens to be involved as well. 

Ongoing programs that support and recognize historic preservation efforts within Monmouth County include:

MONMOUTH COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION – Collects, preserves, and interprets its extensive museum, research library, and archival collections that relate to Monmouth County’s history and culture and makes these resources available to the widest possible audience.

The Association promotes the study and appreciation of regional and national history through educational programming, publications, special exhibits, and research services. The Association also preserves and interprets five significant historic sites that represent the County’s vanishing architectural heritage.

Through its pursuit of these objectives, the Association enriches the quality of life in Monmouth County by preserving and passing on knowledge of its diverse heritage for future generations.

MONMOUTH COUNTY PARK SYSTEM – The Board of Recreation Commissioners is committed to improving the quality of life of the citizens of Monmouth County by providing historic sites, open space, park and recreation areas, facilities, programs and services of the highest quality and to furnishing these recreational and educational opportunities in the most effective, efficient, and economical manner possible.

AMERICA 250 – Official website of the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission.

NEW JERSEY HISTORICAL COMMISSION – Mission is to enrich the lives of the public by preserving the historical record and advancing interest in and awareness of New Jersey’s past.

Resources that are available include:

  • Materials for teachers
  • History resources
  • African American history program
  • Grant opportunities

CROSSROADS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA – A not-for-profit organization created in 2002 in order to increase awareness of the American Revolution in New Jersey.

Resources that are available include:

  • Revolutionary New Jersey history
  • Research
  • Classroom

REVOLUTION NJ – A partnership between the New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC), a division of the New Jersey Department of State, and the nonprofit Crossroads of the American Revolution Association to plan the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution in New Jersey.

Resources for community involvement, educators, and community involvement are available.

AMERICAN BATTLEFIELD TRUST – Promotes educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives to inform the public about the Revolutionary War and its significance in American history.

Educational, historical, and preservation resources are available.

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE – Agency of the United States federal government, within the U.S. Department of the Interior. The service manages all national parks; most national monuments; and other natural, historical, and recreational properties.

There are many resources available, including for educators, researchers, and organizations seeking grants.

THE NEW JERSEY SOCIETY OF THE SONS OF THE AMERICIAN REVOLUTION – Promotes patriotism, serves the community, and inspires and educates the public about the history of the American War for Independence and the founding era.

There are many resources available including youth programs, educational, events calendar, New Jersey Revolutionary sites directory, and more.

National Sons of the American Revolution website: https://www.sar.org/

NATIONAL SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (NSDAR) – Dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children.

There are many resources available including historic preservation, scholarships, grants, educational, and genealogy.

DAR Chapters in Monmouth County include:

Middletown

Francis Hopkinson, Freehold

Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth, Shrewsbury