History & Historic Preservation in Middlesex County

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History and Historic Preservation in Middlesex County

 This illustrated talk will cover history and historic preservation endeavors in Middlesex County. It will highlight the preservation and restoration of historic structures, archaeology work, including surveys of maritime resources, archival collections and recently acquired objects that tell Middlesex County‚Äôs story.

Mark Nonestied is the Middlesex County Historian and a Division Head with the Middlesex County Division of History and Historic Preservation. He oversees both East Jersey Old Town Village and the Cornelius Low House Middlesex County Museum in Piscataway, NJ. Mr. Nonestied has lectured and written on a number of topics related to New Jersey and Middlesex County history. He is the co-author of New Jersey Cemeteries and Tombstones: History in the Landscape, published by Rutgers University Press and the recipient of the 2010 New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance Award, non-fiction scholarly category and has received an Award of Recognition by the New Jersey Historical Commission for outstanding service to public knowledge and preservation of the history of New Jersey.