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The Impact of Hand Sanitizers on Collection Materials – Library of Congress

  • Posted 01 Aug. 2020

Great set of inspirational examples for engaging and informing virtual visitors

Historical Society of Princeton – Updike Farmstead Museum
History-related activities for you to do from the comfort and safety of your own home!

  • Posted 01 Aug. 2020

Follow Up to SJCA July 23rd Virtual Connection webinar and discussion

Copy: SJCA Email – Thank you for registering for last weeks Virtual Connection session with guest speaker, Spacemaker & CEO, OF/BY/FOR ALL, Nina Simon. What a great meeting! The group learned about how the Change Network is helping SJCA and other arts and culture organizations to connect with their communities and become more equitable and inclusive as well as engaging in a Q& A session.

In case you missed the session, you could view a recording with the link below.

To download Nina’s slides, get the framework, or reach out to Nina directly please visit

So far, the post-session survey results show that everyone found the discussion very useful and would like to keep the conversation going. That’s great news!

We received several suggestions for future sessions in the following areas:

  • Inclusion: Latinx, African Americas, Asians
  • Diversifying their organizations and membership
  • Case studies of partnerships between arts and cultural organizations and their community stakeholders
  • More guest speakers on DEIA topics
  • Social Justice

Don’t see your idea on the list? If you have an idea for a future session, make sure to let us know by filling out the survey using the link below (I promise it’s short!). Your feedback is so important to ensure that the Virtual Connection Sessions and SJCA services are meeting your needs.

All of our programs aim to fulfill our mission of connecting the entire South Jersey cultural community to resources, information, and each other. There is no better way to stay connected with the South Jersey cultural community than by being a member of SJCA.  Some of you are already members, but if you aren’t a member yet, learn more about SJCA membership with a visit or contact Membership and Programs Director, Julie Hain at

Like all SJCA programs and services, the Virtual Connection Session, wouldn’t be possible without the support of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and our other generous sponsors OceanFirst Foundation, ProBono Partnership, and the New Jersey Historical Commission.  Thank you for all you do!

As always, let us know if you have concerns, questions, or suggestions. We are here to help! You can reach Karen Pinzolo and Julie Hain by email or (609) 626-3630. 

  • Posted 01 Aug. 2020

SJCA Virtual Connection Session!

Jul 23, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Meeting ID: 899 4467 9624
Password: 770111
Get connected with the South Jersey cultural community and SJCA every month at our Virtual Connection Session featuring guest speakers you choose, SJCA updates, and an open forum for questions and sharing – so bring your questions!

After recent events, we are all exploring ways for our organizations to become more inclusive and equitable. South Jersey Cultural Alliance joined the OF/BY/FOR ALL Change Network – a program WWW.OFBYFORALL.ORG this past April. SJCA hopes that our members will also find value in this program so we can develop an equitable and inclusive cultural learning community of our own here in South Jersey. 

Executive Director and Founder of OF/BY/FOR ALL, Nina Simon (who was scheduled as the keynote speaker for ArtPride’s THRIVE Conference) will discuss how your organization can be more inclusive by using her step-by-step program, tools, and coaching. 

There will also be space and time created for Q & A. 

Thanks for registering and we are looking forward to seeing you!

Questions? Email Julie Hain, Director of Membership and Programs  at

  • Posted 22 July 2020



Long-term Strategies for Resilience: Considering Revenues, Costs, and Business Models

Thursday, July 23, 2020, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The New Jersey Council for the Humanities and New Jersey Historical Commission present this webinar as part of a series for cultural nonprofits navigating the COVID-19 pandemic

Featured speakers: Kent Whitworth, Director and CEO, Minnesota Historical Society, Erin Carlson Mast, CEO and Executive Director, President Lincoln’s Cottage, and Michelle Moon, Independent Consultant

The sudden and pervasive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is upending revenue streams for many businesses. Non-profit cultural institutions are particularly hard hit as stay-at-home orders necessitate cancellation of school programs, special events, and regular visitation hours. How can non-profits make strategic financial decisions confidently during and after this crisis? Are there new business models, cost-saving strategies, and alternative revenue streams that can help? Does the crisis actually offer new opportunities to reimagine financial sustainability for these organizations? How will institutions ensure that their collections and programming are accessible to communities without resources, and would reaching such communities expand potential funding opportunities? This session will ask participants to consider equity and access alongside fiscal strategy and touch on Board engagement and stewardship as well. Readings will be circulated ahead of time to familiarize attendees with some of the issues that may be at play.

Join via Zoom (password 756110).

  • Posted 22 July 2020


2020 Annual Meeting will be held online on September 24-30.

See information / registration here.


Advocacy Workshop

Advocates for NJ History Advocacy Workshop: Part 2
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1 pm.
Now more than ever concerted efforts at the local, state, and national level are needed to ensure continued support for New Jersey’s public history, heritage tourism, and historic preservation institutions. We face three simultaneous pandemics of health, racism, and the economy. Advocates for New Jersey History invites you to be part of a statewide coalition to strategize about how the history community can address these critical challenges, hold history institutions accountable to change, and communicate the relevance of history to key decision makers.

This essential conversation is in two parts. This second session is an advocacy workshop to provide concrete tools for advancing history advocacy right now.

To register, see link here.

This meeting will be recorded. You do NOT need to have attended Part 1 to attend this session.

Shipwrecks, the Hidden History of Maritime New Jersey
Tuesday, July 21st 6 pm Register for Zoom Link Here.
Join us for a virtual lecture focused on the history of New Jersey shipwrecks with Stephen Nagiewicz, Professor with Stockton College. An estimated three thousand shipwrecks lie off the New Jersey shoreline, but these icy-green waters hold more mysteries than sunken hulls. Ancient arrowheads found under the sand of Sandy Hook reveal Native American Settlements before the land was flooded after the melting of the glaciers 12,000 years ago. Registration is required for this program.


Note: Postings and opinions on these CMC Culture & Heritage sites do not represent the opinions or positions of the County of Cape May or the Cape May County Culture & Heritage Commission.

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