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 D&R Canal Watch has generously offered to sponsor Mr. Roy Justice at this year’s Fair. Mr. Justice has been exploring American history through music & storytelling for over 30 years! He has recorded & released 3 CDs of canal & Americana songs. He is a 1976 Graduate of Mansfield University (Mansfield, PA) where he earned his B.A. Degree in Music. The Watch is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect, maintain & promote the recreational, historical, aesthetic & environmental qualities of the Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park & its environs. It assists & supports regional, state, local & private enterprise efforts which contribute to this goal & investigates the restoration of the canal to through navigation. Since its inception in 1989, the Canal Watch has donated many volunteer hours & annually raises several thousand dollars for park equipment & supplies.
North Jersey Highlands Historical Society has generously agreed to once again sponsor Mr. Jack Sherry as Benjamin Franklin. The Society (NJHHS), founded in 1958, is dedicated to collecting & communicating the history of the Northeastern Highlands Region from prehistoric Native American to the present. They have a special interest in historic iron-making & the history associated with Ringwood Manor State Park - its industries, events & people.
The Swan Historical Foundation, Inc. (Princeton) - is a not-for-profit organization whose aim is to educate about the American Revolution. The Foundation's superb collection of artifacts currently can be viewed in the Visitor’s Center at Washington Crossing State Park. The Foundation is providing assistance with operations at this year’s SPIRIT of the JERSEYS.
Walt Whitman Association was originally founded as a group of Whitman friends and supportersduring 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.