photo: Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon and Monmouth County Archivist Gary D. Saretzky are seen reviewing documents for the preparation of displays for the Oct. 8 Archives and History Day at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters in Manalapan, NJ.
Exhibit space available to showcase history to the public
MANALAPAN, NJ – The County Clerk’s 2016 Archives and History Day is right around the corner and Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is encouraging New Jersey historical organizations to be a part of the big event, which will take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters.
“This will be our 21st annual Archives and History Day which celebrates local history and its supporting documents, organized by the Monmouth County Archives, a division of the County Clerk’s Office,” said Clerk Christine Hanlon. “Focusing on the history of Monmouth County transportation, the event will feature movie screenings and seminars for people of all ages, who will have the opportunity to get an in depth look at our history from the experts.”
More than 60 local and state history organizations will set-up displays on topics relating to New Jersey history and their organization. With 300 expected attendees, Clerk Hanlon encourages all local historical organizations to participate in the event and to sign up for an exhibitor table.
The deadline for New Jersey historical organizations to sign up for an Archives and History Day exhibitor table is Oct. 1.
“Archives Day is designed for the public to connect with archivists, historians, and other preservationists,” said Gary D. Saretzky, Monmouth County Archivist. “This event is a great opportunity for local organizations to showcase their work and educate the people about their preserved history.”
The event will also include a history forum, awards presentations, and a tour of the Monmouth County Archives, for which a reservation is required.
For more information on Archives and History Day, visit the Monmouth County website at www.VisitMonmouth.com/CountyClerk.