New Jersey's Historical Societies are Seeking Your Help!


New Jersey's Historical Societies are Seeking Your Help!

The League of Historical Societies of New Jersey is working to bring history to life for New Jersey’s young people by helping its members find ways to bring Makerspaces, Maker culture, and Maker programming to historical societies statewide, with the goal of making history education more exciting and impactful through hands-on, creative activities.

With the support of LibraryLinkNJ, the League is seeking to compile a directory of libraries across the state that would be willing to share their Maker expertise with local Historical Societies. Sharing might look like providing a tour of your physical makerspace if you have one, meeting or taking a phone call with your local society to help brainstorm ideas they might use, or even partnering on some programming! All libraries who have engaged with Maker programming are encouraged to participate; high-tech tools or a dedicated Makerspaces are not required.

Interested in being listed in the League’s Directory? Fill in the simple form linked below by April 12th. The League will share the completed Directory with members at an upcoming May event!

NJ Libraries & Historical Societies: Maker Partners Signup

Questions? Contact:

  • Cristen Piatnochka, Director of Strategic Initiatives, League of Historical Societies of NJ; Email
  • Darby Malvey, Programming & Outreach Manager, LibraryLinkNJ; Email