Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose and Assemblyman Parker Space, R-Sussex, Warren, Morris, released the following statement upon the signing into law of A-4113/S-2788, which appropriates $1,393,084 from the Historic Preservation Fund to provide historic site management grants for select historic preservation projects. The legislation included $50,000 to the Allamuchy Township Board of Education for a preservation planning project at Rutherfurd Hall.
“Rutherfurd Hall is a gem of Warren County and the state with its rich history. We are blessed to live in northwestern New Jersey with so many historic and natural treasures such as Rutherfurd Hall. We are pleased to help protect these treasures and promote them to bring in resources and promote tourism in the region.”
Rutherfurd Hall and the 36 other projects awarded funding under the legislation were initially approved by both the New Jersey Historic Trust and the Garden State Preservation Trust as part of a competitive grant process.
The historic site management grants funded through the appropriation support non-construction activities such as long-term planning of operations and programs including building assessments, accessibility, landscape plans, and creating educational campaigns to increase public awareness.