Annual Conference

Welcome to Building A Place for History: The 2021 History and Historic Preservation Conference!

The 2021 History and Historic Preservation Conference will be held virtually on June 3, June 10, and June 17, 2021!

The NJ History and Historic Preservation conference is the annual state-wide educational opportunity for history and historic preservation professionals and volunteers in the fields of architecture, planning, heritage site and museum management, public history, archaeology, municipal preservation commissions, county heritage offices, developers, students, and more.

This year will focus on three crucial themes: Advocacy and Preservation, Underrepresented Histories, and Climate Change and Sustainability.

Visit the NJ History and Historic Preservation Conference website! Information on sessions, speakers, registration, and sponsors will be updated on a regular basis, so check back often!


Conference Sponsorships

When you sponsor Building a Place for History: 2021 NJ History and Historic Preservation Conference, your support will ensure the success of the three-day virtual event while providing you with increased visibility to our mutual audience of history and historic preservation professionals and volunteers in the fields of architecture, planning, heritage site and museum management, public history, and archaeology.  These professionals also include volunteers serving municipal preservation commissions and historical societies, staff of county heritage offices, developers, students, and more. 


Select from a variety of sponsorship benefits that will distinguish your organization. 

All sponsors receive: 

  • Company logo on website  
  • Company logo linked to company website 

Different levels of sponsorship may also include: 

  • Complimentary registration(s) for the conference 
  • Acknowledgement on Social Media  
  • Acknowledgement during session  
  • 60-second commercial during session  

Sponsor commitments are due  April 30, 2021.

Download the Sponsor Packet 

Register Online 


Conference Registration

Registration is now open!

It’s going to be an exciting three-day virtual event!

The New Jersey History and Historic Preservation Conference is the annual statewide educational opportunity for history and historic preservation professionals and volunteers in the fields of architecture, planning, heritage site and museum management, public history, archaeology, municipal preservation commissions, county heritage offices, developers, students, and more! This year will focus on three crucial themes: Advocacy and Preservation, Underrepresented Histories, and Climate Change and Sustainability.

June 3 kicks off the conference with welcoming remarks by Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver, followed by keynote speaker, Paul Edmondson, President and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Educational sessions cover topics ranging from architecture, law, and public policy, accessibility and inclusion for preservation, and New Jersey’s rehabilitation subcode.

June 10 begins with keynote panelists Melanie Adams, Director of the Anacostia Community Museum and Andrea Roberts, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and an Associate Director of the Center for Housing & Urban Development at Texas A&M University. Education sessions will examine African American cemeteries and how to tell a fuller narrative when expanding interpretation and commemorating historic anniversaries.

June 17 opens with keynote speakers Jeanne Herb, Co-Director and Anthony J. Broccoli, Distinguished Professor, the New Jersey Climate Change Resource Center at Rutgers University. Educational sessions will cover techniques for protecting historic resources from flooding.

Entertainment for each day will be provided by the Rutgers University Voorhees Choir.

Registration is available for individual days or all three. Click here to view the Agenda!

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