Monday, July 8, 2013

Organization of the Week: Friends of Howell Living History Farm

Every Monday, I highlight a non-profit related to history or the arts, a historical society, preservation group or friends group whose main objective is to promote the historical and artistic history of New Jersey.

This week, I am featuring the Friends of Howell Living History Farm. The organization lends support and assistance to the Mercer County Park Commission in its operation of the Howell Living History Farm as a public park and educational facility. In keeping with this mission, the Friends offer the Farm program support, funding for research and restoration projects, and extensive volunteer services. The Friends also provide the Farm staff and the Park Commission expertise in areas of master planning, collections care, public relations, and staff development. Over the past twenty years, the Friends have raised funding for the ice house and Henry Phillips Barn restoration and chicken house reconstruction. In 1985, the original farm orchard was replanted and over the years, various grants have been obtained to organize and document the museum's historic collections and artifacts. The Friends sponsor a number of educational programs and weekend craft activities for children and host a corn maze each year.

The Friends of Howell Living History Farm relies on memberships, fundraising, and countless volunteers to continue its mission. For more information on programs, special events, and exhibits hosted by the Friends of Howell Living History Farm or to become a member or volunteer, please call 609-737-3299 or visit www.howellfarm.org.

If you are a member of a non-profit organization or know of one that you would like to see featured on this site, please let us know in the comments or send an e-mail to kelly@thehistorygirl.com.


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