NJ Historic Trust Awards Preservation Grants Including Funding for Historic Sites in Camden

By Cherry Hill Courier Post, Phaedra Trethan, October 3, 2022

Several South Jersey historical sites and nonprofits will receive grants to preserve, protect or promote their respective missions.

The New Jersey Historic Trust, part of the state Department of Consumer Affairs, announced more than $15 million in grant recommendations Sept. 28, the agency announced in a news release. A total of 65 entities statewide received funding in amounts ranging from a little over $6,300 to $750,000.

Three of the highest awards ($750,000 each) went to sites in Camden: The Benjamin Cooper House, a now-derelict North Camden building originally built in 1734 by a grandson of William Cooper, a founder of Camden; the Home Port Alliance at the Battleship New Jersey; and NJ Division of Parks and Forestry for a Walt Whitman Neighborhood project.

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