The SPIRIT of the JERSEYS State History Fair would not be possible without the support and assistance of many individuals and organizations. Their support has contributed greatly to the Fair's success and we are appreciative of all their efforts.
The Star-Ledger is the largest circulated newspaper in New Jersey and is based in Newark. Among its sister papers are the The Jersey Journal of Jersey City and the The Times of Trenton.
The Princeton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Princeton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau works to put information and facts right at visitors’ fingertips, on everything from entertainment and seasonal events to the availability of meeting facilities with all kinds of amenities, as well as historic sites, and family experiences.
Rosedale Mills—Rosedale Mills is a one-stop town and country store that has serviced the needs of central NJ & Bucks County PA residents for over 60 years. They offer a unique merchandise mix in an environment that captures the traditional warmth and spirit of yesteryear.
Union Fire Co. & Rescue Squad— Station 53 & Squad 153 is located in Titusville, NJ on the Delaware River. They provide fire, medical, & marine services for people
in & around Hopewell Township 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for any type of call.
Washington Crossing RC Flyers—The club’s purpose is to promote and enjoy the sport of model aircraft building & flying in the State of New Jersey. As a consequence of this activity, the Washington Crossing RC Flyers Association explores & attempts to further the various technologies. The Association will be assisting with parking on the day of the Fair.
Marc Dowdell – annually performs interpretive duties at the Johnson Ferry House for the SPIRIT of the JERSEYS State History Fair. He also makes Heirloom Gift Pens and other keepsakes from natural materials found at historic sites. Mr. Dowdell crafts his pens and bookmarks because he wants to provide a reminder of important points in history. Mr. Dowdell supports the History Fair with his handmade pens and bookmarks.
The D&R Canal Watch is once again sponsoring Mr. Rich Pawling of History Alive! at this year’s Fair. Mr. Pawling will portray Canal Boat Captain John Hummel. The Watch is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect, maintain, and promote the recreational, historical, aesthetic, and environmental qualities of the Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park and its environs. It assists and supports regional, state, local, and private enterprise efforts which contribute to this goal and investigates the restoration of the canal to through navigation. Since its inception in 1989, the Canal Watch has donated many volunteer hours and annually raises several thousand dollars for park equipment and supplies.
The Delaware River Mill Society
The State of NJ acquired the Prallsville Mills complex in 1973. In 1976, local citizens formed Delaware River Mill Society and obtained a long-term lease with the State. The Society was given the responsibility to “restore, preserve, operate, maintain and interpret” the site. The Mill has become a place of cultural and environmental events attracting widespread participation. Concerts, art exhibitions, antique shows, holiday parties, school fund-raiser auctions, meetings, as well as private parties, are a source of income for restoration and maintenance of the site.
North Jersey Highlands Historical Society has generously agreed to sponsor Mr. Jack Sherry as Benjamin Franklin. The Society (NJHHS), founded in 1958, is dedicated to collecting and communicating the history of the Northeastern Highlands Region from prehistoric Native American to the present. We have a special interest in historic iron-making and the history associated with the Ringwood Manor State Park, the industries, events, and people.
Walt Whitman Association was originally founded as a group of Whitman friends and supporters during the author’s life in Camden. The Walt Whitman Association is the oldest existing Whitman society in the world. Its mission is to support the preservation of his home in Camden and to promote the life works and legacy of America’s “Great Poet of Democracy”. The Association continues its support of the NJ State History Fair by sponsoring Mr. Darrel Blaine Ford as Walt Whitman.