The Morris County Trust for Historic Preservation is a service organization for the New Jersey historic preservation community. Since 1978, we have offered help to the stewards of this state's historic and cultural resources.
Historic preservation is a field that touches lots of different facets of life. Here are some of the ways we practice the grass roots of the profession:
-offer advice for owners and prospective owners of historic properties
-provide counselling for groups and towns with preservation problems, and those who would like to establish preservation commissions
-provide mentoring for existing historic preservation commissions
-partner with other organizations to reinforce our mutual strengths, in particular with the New Jersey Highlands Coalition
-preparation of an annual list of the 10 most-endangered historic properties, or types of properties in the county
-provide formal written and spoken comments on projects reviewed under state and federal preservation law, and participate in review processes as an interested party
-provide information about preservation specialists and artisans in the state
-cooperate with the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office in Trenton, NJ;
-offer access to our extensive library of preservation-related books and references, currently on loan at the North Jersey History and Genealogy Center, 1 Miller Road, Morristown, NJ
-consult on historic property easements
-monitor state and federal preservation-related legislative developments
-provide guidance and practice for advocacy and community activism.
Partnering with the Morristown-Morris Township Library, we present a series of talks about the natural and built environments.
The natural world and our man-made changes join together to provide the total setting of our lives. Nature and structure complement each other; we must understand them and protect them.
Seven distinguished speakers will discuss natural and historic resource protection at intervals between April and July. In the fall, there will be a full-day symposium on the history of northern New Jersey's industry. Click here for the complete program.
Ask us your questions. There is no charge for our services. We are available seven days a week, from 10:00am until 9:00pm, at (973) 267-4717, or you may email us at the Morris County Trust for Historic Preservation.
Be a member! There's a membership form on this website.