50th Anniversary


“Building a Place for History: 50th Anniversary”

The Friends of New Jersey Heritage and the Middlesex County Office of Culture and Heritage invite you to a festive day in honor of the creation of the New Jersey Historic Trust, New Jersey Historical Commission and New Jersey Historic Sites Council in 1967.

June 7, 2017 at the Cornelius Low House in Piscataway

From 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., choose from two tours:

  • “Look, Up in the Sky! Perth Amboy’s Terrific Terra Cotta,” or
  • “Learning from our Late-Modern Legacy: Collaboration and Social Responsibility on a Corporate Campus” (a tour of Johnson & Johnson’s World Headquarters in New Brunswick)

Each tour is limited to 40 participants.  $35 per person.

Read more about the tours.

Beginning at 4:30 p.m., 50th Anniversary Reception and Program

  • Tour the house and its “Cornelius Low House: 275 Years” exhibit
  • Meet Cornelius Low himself!
  • Enjoy musical entertainment, hearty hors d’oeuvres and beverages
  • Network with colleagues and friends
  • At 6:00 p.m. the program begins with a welcome from Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios, followed by keynote speaker Max Page who will engage the audience with ideas for the “The Next Fifty Years of Preservation”

$50 per person.

Eventbrite - Building a Place for History: 50th Anniversary

Nineteen sixty-seven was a significant year in the cause of saving our state’s great heritage. That year marked the creation of the New Jersey Historic Trust and its mission to save the historic built environment, the creation of the New Jersey Historical Commission and its mission to support scholarship and appreciation of the Garden State’s history, and the Historic Sites Council with its charge to review the impact of proposed projects encroaching on properties listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. These three agencies have the set the “gold” standard for building a place for history in every New Jersey community.