All are invited to the 2021 Monmouth County Archives & History Day hosted by Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon and the Archives Division of the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office! The event will take place on Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Collins Arena at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft.
“The Monmouth County Archives Division of the County Clerk’s Office is looking forward to hosting its Annual Archives and History Day, which celebrates local history,” said Clerk Hanlon. “This year’s Archives and History Day will take place at a new location, the Collins Arena at Brookdale Community College. The event will focus on Monmouth County’s response when faced with adversity and during times of crisis, and will feature an accompanying exhibit and presentations.”
More than 50 local and state history organizations will set-up displays on topics relating to New Jersey history and their organizations. With over 300 expected attendees, Clerk Hanlon encourages all local historical organizations to participate in the event and to sign up for an exhibitor table.
“Archives and History Day provides the opportunity for local archives, historical societies and museums, and other history-based organizations to connect with the public,” said Monmouth County Archivist Julia Telonidis. “These organizations will have the opportunity to showcase their efforts to preserve local history and educate the public about Monmouth County’s and New Jersey’s fascinating past.”
At the event, several awards will be presented, including the M. Claire French Award for Leadership in Historic Preservation and the Jane G. Clayton Award. A keynote address related to the Archives’ exhibit, “Facing Adversity: Monmouth Responds in Times of Crisis” will be delivered. A free catalog will be available to the public.
For more information about the event and for historical organizations to sign up for an exhibitor table, please visit the Monmouth County Clerk’s Archives Division page at MonmouthCountyClerk.com/Archives or contact the Monmouth County Archives by phone at 732-308-3771 or email to Shelagh.Reilly@co.monmouth.nj.us.