2015 Joseph W. Hammond
Joseph W. Hammond has been actively engaged in the fields of historical research, archival processing, historic preservation, and curatorial work since 1969. A past director of the Monmouth County Historical Association (1978-1981), Hammond’s extensive consulting experience includes preparing five State & Historic National Registers of Historic Places Nominations, including the Merino Hill Farm in Upper Freehold, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Freehold, and Christ Episcopal Church in Shrewsbury, for which he also served as Restoration Chair in a $1.3 million stabilization and repair project. A frequent lecturer on Monmouth County history and historic preservation, he has published articles on Monmouth’s artists and craftsmen for national periodicals and is preparing a book about Middletown artist Henry Thomas Gulick. In 2015, Hammond completed a 315-page guide to the extensive Hartshorne Family Papers, which he organized for the Monmouth County Historical Association.