Presentation on theme: "1664- 2014 Celebrating New Jerseys 350 th Anniversary State of New Jersey."— Presentation transcript:
Celebrating New Jerseys 350 th Anniversary State of New Jersey
1964 – Marking 300 Years of People, Purpose, Progress In the three and a half centuries that followed, New Jersey continually played a significant role in the shaping of American life and culture. The first comprehensive, statewide commemoration of the state anniversary took place fifty years ago.
By involving well over a million people in one phase or another of its activities the Tercentenary gave them an opportunity to see themselves within the flow of human history and to gain some measure of participation in public affairs. It may be said that the Tercentenary enlarged not only the peoples perception of their history, but the democratic process itself. Paul Troast, chairman
We see the Tercentenary as a rare opportunity for New Jerseyans to look with pride upon a notable history, to reemphasize the strong economic and intellectual role of the state in modern times and to look to the future of New Jersey. Paul L. Troast, chair
1964 New Years Eve Party at the New Jersey State House Kicks Off the Celebration
21 Foot High New Jersey Birthday Cake Baked by Bergen County Vocational Students in the New Jersey State House Rotunda for the 300 th Anniversary Celebration
New Jersey Cultural Complex The State Museum, State Library and Planetarium 1964 Tercentenary Legacy Projects
In 1964 there were:
New Jersey is a place of many FIRSTS
New Jersey History is
Five decades later, we have a tremendous opportunity to celebrate how far weve come. In the last fifty years, the world continues to be shaped and reshaped by the people from and the things created in New Jersey – A Reason to Celebrate!
Innovation New Jersey, a state of
Diversity New Jersey, a state of New Jersey is a diversity of topography…with our beaches, suburbs, farms, mountains and cities. New Jersey is a diversity of people, culture, talents, arts and business
Liberty New Jersey, a state of
community pride = economic prosperity Activities to commemorate can also invigorate New Jersey through cultural events and tourism.
Multiple Local Events 12 Signature Events Planning Guide
Dedicated Web Site for Statewide Calendar of Events 350 News This Week in New Jersey History Curriculum and Educational Resources
52 video segments 90-second features about NJ streaming on the internet and airing on TV associated curriculum for teachers State of New Jersey HistoryHistory
Celebrating New Jersey s 350 th anniversary can help spark further economic recovery as New Jersey continues to cope with the economic and emotional effects of Hurricane Sandy.