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The 1964 Paterson Riot: Three Days That Changed a City
Aired: September 5, 2014 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of The 1964 Paterson Riot, at a time when the nation is again re-examining its racial legacy and history of conflict. Over three days in 1964, August 11-13, an inner city neighborhood in...

2015 Grants Program Calendar Now Available
Check out our updated grants program calendar!  The first deadline of 2015 is on January 15.  Click here to find out more.

Programs Offered by NJCH

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One way the Council achieves its mission is by awarding grants in support of the public humanities. Whether your organization has been working in the public humanities for years or is planning a project for the first time, the Council welcomes your project ideas.
Horizons Speakers Bureau
The Horizons Speakers Bureau provides lecturers in humanities areas as wide- ranging as ethnic and cultural studies, history, literature, interpretation of the arts, and public policy.
Teacher Programs
Seminars, Awards, and other professional development programs for New Jersey K-12 educators.
Museum on Main Street
The Museum on Main Street (MoMS) Program is the Smithsonian Institution's Traveling Exhibition Service. NJCH works closely with the Smithsonian and NJ museums, historical societies and other cultural venues to bring MoMS exhibits to the state.
Each year NJCH recognizes individuals whose exemplary work in the public humanities has made a significant and lasting difference in the lives of New Jerseyans. The Council recognizes and lauds their signal contributions.
Literature & Medicine
Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care ® is a national award-winning reading and discussion program for health care professionals that, as one participant writes, “renews the heart and soul of health care.”
Humanities Connection
From politics and religion to race, education and healthcare, Humanities Connection brings together some of New Jersey’s most fascinating scholars, authors, filmmakers and educators in conversation about critical topics facing our state, nation and world.


Today's Events

Buen Provecho: The History of Food in Latin America at Newark Public Library - Main Branch, All Day (check w/venue for hours)

From AC to DC: Civil Rights Activism in New Jersey at , All Day (check w/venue for hours)


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