Cultural & Historic Affairs

Important Message

Now accepting nominations for 2022 Historic Preservation Awards. Click here for the nomination form. Any questions, please contact egold@co.bergen.nj.us

The Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs is dedicated to supporting the arts, history, and historic preservation. The DCHA plays a leading role in building a flourishing cultural environment that benefits and distinguishes Bergen County as a New Jersey cultural destination, offering programs, services, and resources in all three areas.

Arts


The DCHA offers grant funding for local nonprofit arts organizations and others that present arts programs, the largest arts education festival for teenagers in New Jersey, arts education opportunities for schools and visual art exhibits, a major regional art show for artists at all levels, and grant writing assistance workshops.

History


The DCHA encourages public participation in Bergen County heritage through the celebration of historic events associated with the nine County-owned historic sites and history, having as a prime objective to promote heritage tourism and present educational programs at these sites. The DCHA is charged with the ongoing endeavor of preserving and maintaining the County-owned sites, a mission that is carried out by the DCHA staff with the advice of the Bergen County Historic Preservation Advisory Board. 

Research

Serving as a resource center for county historic and preservation research, the DCHA staff and consultants provide historic information to the public, update the County Historic Sites Survey for 70 towns, provide history and preservation grant funding and technical assistance for county societies, organizations and towns, and curate the Bergen County Archives. The Historic Preservation Awards are an annual highlight, providing commendations for historic preservation projects, leadership, and education. 

Contact Us

Greg Lucente

Arts

201-336-7292

glucente@co.bergen.nj.us

Vivian Davis

Programs/Teen Arts

201-336-7252

vdavis@co.bergen.nj.us

Elaine Kiernan Gold

Historic Preservation

201-336-7294

egold@co.bergen.nj.us

Elizabeth Shepard

Archives

 201-336-7272

eshepard@co.bergen.nj.us


 Bergen County Department of Parks

One Bergen County Plaza • 4th Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-336-7275