MANALAPAN, NJ – The County Clerk’s 2017 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 Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters in Manalapan.
“This will be our 22nd Annual Archives and History Day which celebrates local history. The event is organized by the Monmouth County Archives, a division of the County Clerk’s Office,” said Clerk Christine Hanlon. “This year’s Archives and History Day will focus on the history of Monmouth County inventors and innovators and will feature movie screenings and seminars for people of all ages.”
More than 60 local and state history organizations will set-up displays on topics relating to New Jersey history and their organizations. With 300 expected attendees, Clerk Hanlon encourages all local historical organizations to participate in the event and to sign up for an exhibitor table.
“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.
The deadline for New Jersey historical organizations to sign up for an Archives and History Day exhibitor table is Oct. 2.
For more information on participating and to sign up for an exhibitor table, please visit the Monmouth County Clerk’s Archives Division on the web at www.VisitMonmouth.com/Archives or contact the Monmouth County Archives at 732 - 308 - 3771 or email CountyClerk@co.monmouth.nj.us.