Digital Suggestion Box
The 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States is approaching, and you can be part of the planning for Revolution NJ, New Jersey’s official commemoration! Do you have an idea for a program, event or activity that should be an official part of Revolution NJ? If so, please fill out the form below. Take a few moments to review the themes and goals for New Jersey’s commemoration found here: https://nj.gov/state/historical/his-resources.shtml). While your idea need not address every theme and goal, linking to one or more will improve your idea’s chances for adoption. Submissions will be reviewed by Revolution NJ staff to ensure that they meet the initiative's strategic and interpretive goals. Revolution NJ will announce the first batch of officially sponsored programs on July 4, 2022.
Affiliation/ Name of Organization
Please describe the program, event, or activity you think should be an official part of Revolution NJ.
How much will it cost to attend or participate in the program, event, or activity you have outlined in your proposal?
I do not know yet
How many people will the program, event, or activity described in this proposal attract?
I do not know yet
Which of the following resources are necessary to carry out this project?
Paid Personnel (Specialists such as artists, speakers, reenactors)
Support Staff (Event staff, Volunteers, etc.)
Printing of brochures, posters and other promotional materials
Vendor Management (Food trucks, souvenirs, crafts)
Food/ Beverages for event
How much do you estimate it would cost to make this proposal a reality?
I do not know how much it will cost
What is the likely source of funding? (Check all that apply)
Who is the intended audience for your proposal and how does it contribute to the broader public good and our commemoration efforts?
Revolution NJ programs will focus on a set of goals, which are described in detail in our Strategic Framework (https://nj.gov/state/historical/assets/pdf/2021-rnj-strategic-framework.pdf). Which of the following goals, if any, do you see this proposal contributing to? (Check all that apply)
Tell a diverse and inclusive story about America ’s past that invites participation from all New Jerseyans.
Encourage the growth of organizational capacity at New Jersey ’s history organizations so that they are better able to attract, engage, and serve visitors, both during and after Revolution NJ.
Promote heritage tourism in and to New Jersey to increase its positive impact on economic and community development.
Elevate the value placed on history education in our K–12 schools and universities.
Demonstrate how understanding the complexity of our history helps us to respond to thepresent and prepare for the future.
Increase public and private funding for history in New Jersey.
The proposal does not contribute to any of these goals.
I am not sure how the proposal contributes to any of these goals.
Revolution NJ is also focusing on a set of themes, as listed below. They are outlined in our Interpretive Framework, which is available at (https://nj.gov/state/historical/assets/pdf/2021-rnj-interpretative-framework.pdf). Which of these themes does your proposal address, if any. (Check all that apply)
Property and Sovereignty
Movement of People
New Jersey as a "Battleground"
My proposal does not connect with any of these themes.
I am not sure how my proposal connects with these themes.
Give us your best pitch! Tell us why your proposed program should be an official part of Revolution NJ. What will be its specific and unique contribution to the commemoration?
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