Job Opportunities & Internships

Job Opportunities

We are seeking a part time Director of Farmstead Arts for up to 20 hours per week. The ideal candidate has excellent spoken and written communication skills and enjoys interacting with the public.

Requirements:

* Marketing, development, and social/multimedia experience

* Fund raising and budgeting knowledge (QuickBooks)

* Prior experience researching and writing Grants

* Website maintenance, design and editing experience

* Microsoft Office proficiency

 

Duties include, but are not limited to:

* Publicizing upcoming events (Art Exhibits, Concerts, Plays, Lectures, Classes).

* Growing and managing an active volunteer and membership base.

* Working with the board of trustees on Fundraising, Finance and Grants.

 

Hourly Wage commensurate with experience. Weekend hours may be required.

 

Interested Applicants may apply to admin@farmsteadarts.org

Attn: Operations Manager

Internships

Farmstead Arts seeks highly motivated, hard-working individuals interested in learning about arts management and gaining hands-on experience while assisting the staff  during short and long term internships.

Internships are available in the following areas:

  • Arts Administration
  • Public Relations and Marketing
  • Grant Writing/Fundraising
  • Historical Research
  • Theater Production
  • Event Management

Details of Internships:
Interns work closely with the Director of Farmstead Arts on a variety of projects, including all aspects of funding, planning and producing a full season of concerts, theater, art shows, classes, workshops, and special events. Ideal candidates will have some background in the arts and some administrative or production experience, clear and concise writing and excellent interpersonal communication skills.  This is a prime opportunity for candidates interested in learning the process of production and administration from within a growing vibrant community arts and historic preservation site. The historic research position will include delving into the past to aid Farmstead historians in compiling a complete chronicle of the Farmstead and it’s role in our community.

Positions are unpaid, but interns will receive free admission to performances and events and may enroll in classes at reduced rates at the Farmstead. It will be expected that interns will serve a minimum of one 3-hour shift on site per week in addition to time spent off-site in researching, writing, etc., as well as volunteering as needed at events or in other capacities. Internships run a minimum of 3 months with a maximum of 6 months, and are renewable if mutually agreed upon.

If interested in interning, please complete the Farmstead Internship Application and e-mail to admin@farmsteadarts.org.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Art Show Opening Reception
    September 25, 2022|1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


  • "The Beginning, The Middle, and The End" Art Show Opening
    September 25, 2022


  • Gallery Hours
    September 28, 2022|11:00 am - 2:00 pm


  • Gallery Hours
    September 30, 2022|11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Made possible, in part, by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey Historical Commission. 

Farmstead Arts Center, 450 King George Road, Basking Ridge, New Jersey 07920

admin@farmsteadarts.org | 908.636.7576

Our office and gallery are now open to the public on a regular schedule. The best way to reach us is by email at admin@farmsteadarts.org.

All Rights Reserved 2022 © Farmstead Arts Center

Classes and Workshops

Register here or click on the link contained in each class description.                                                                                                                                                                                  Become a Farmstead Arts member here - enjoy reduced class fees!

Please contact us by email (admin@farmsteadarts.org) if you wish to pay by check. Paying by check allows you to avoid online processing fees.

Please note: Some classes require a minimum enrollment. If the minimum is not met, a full refund will be given. In the event of a class cancellation, you will be notified at least 2 days in advance.

Fall Art Classes & Workshops

 

Class Offering Summary: Art Classes & Workshops
 
All virtual classes and workshops are held via Zoom. In-person classes and workshops are held at Farmstead Arts Center.           Material lists are provided in each course description and will be needed for the classes unless otherwise noted.
 
Our instructors are working artists, illustrators or cartoonists who are passionate about engaging the community in the arts and dedicated to bringing out the creativity in their students. Farmstead Members enjoy discounted class rates. 
Master the Art of Colored Pencils - Mondays, Sept 12 - Oct 17, 10am - Noon
Master the Art of Colored Pencils with Doug Schiller           September 12 - October 17
Mondays - 10am - Noon                                                                      $160 members / $175 non-members
Register here
 

Explore and discover the range and special qualities of watercolor pencils. Drawing and painting principles will be applied in the mixing and blending of colors on paper, overlays, washes, and value judgments. Choices of still-life arrangements, landscapes, and personal compositions. Appropriate for beginner and beyond.

Virtual class held via Zoom - link and passcode will be sent out prior to start date.

Suggested Materials List

  • paper, 11" X 14" or larger, 140 lb.
  • 2H & 2B drawing pencils
  • one drafting eraser ("Vanish brand recommended)
  • one blending stick
  • one 1/2" soft bristle flat paint brush
  • one soft bristle pointed paint brush
  • one :colorless blender blending pencil
  • assorted soft oil pastels
  • one set watercolor drawing pencils (Derwent recommended)
  • one small piece sandpaper

 

 

 

Oil Painting - Mondays - Sept. 12 - Oct. 17, 2pm - 4pm

Oil Painting with Doug Schiller
September 12 - October 17 
Mondays, 2pm - 4pm
$160 members / $175 non-members

Register here  

Gain a greater understanding and experience working with oil paints and related materials. Basic skills and materials will be reviewed as still-life arrangements, landscapes, and personal imagery are developed. Demonstrations and personal attention will be given. All levels welcome!

Virtual Workshop held via Zoom - link and passcode will be sent out prior to class 

Suggested Material Supply List

  • set of oil paints 
  • Turpenoid
  • Palette
  • Palette knife
  • Canvas board: 11" x 14" (minimum)
  • Assorted paintbrushes
  • pencil & eraser                                                                           

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Watercolor - Tuesdays - Sept. 13 - Oct. 18, 2pm - 4pm

Introduction to Watercolor with Doug Schiller
September 13 - October 18
Tuesdays, 2pm - 4pm                                                                       $160 members / $175 non-members                                                                                                               Register here 

Students will learn basic watercolor techniques, both traditional and non-traditional. Still-life landscapes will be explored as elements of composition & design; and basic skills will be refined through color, shading, value, and proportions.

Virtual class held via Zoom - link and passcode will be sent out prior to class

Suggested Materials List

  • one watercolor drawing pad: 11" x 14" or larger, 140 lb.
  • one set watercolor drawing pencils (Derwent recommended)
  • one drafting eraser ("Vanish" brand recommended)
  • assorted soft oil pastels
  • one piece sandpaper
  • one set tubed watercolor paints (optional)
  • one 1/2" soft bristle flat paint brush
  • one soft bristle pointed paint brush

 

Trompe L'oeil - Tuesdays - Sept. 13 - Oct. 18 , 7pm - 9pm (Virtual)

Trompe L'oeil with Doug Schiller                                                        September 13 - October 18                                                              Tuesdays, 7pm - 9pm                                                                          $160 members / $175 non-members

Register here

Students will explore drawing techniques that develop illusionistic, three-dimensional compositions which "fool the eye". Learn how to manipulate color, light, and shadow to create optical illusions that make you question your perception of what is real. No previous experience required.  

Virtual class held via Zoom - link and passcode will be sent out prior to start date.

Material Supply List:

  • one Bristol drawing pad. 11" x 14" or larger, 100 lb minimum
  • 2H & 2B drawing pencils
  • one blending stick
  • one "colorless blender" blending pencil
  • soft charcoal pencils or sticks
  • one drafting eraser ("Vanish" brand recommended)
  • one small piece sandpaper

 

Watercolor Painting - Wednesday - Sept. 14 - Oct. 18 , 10am - Noon (Hybrid)

Watercolor Painting with Oscar Peterson                                         September 14 - October 19                                                      Wednesdays, 10:00 am - Noon                                                       $160 members / $175 non-members

Register here

Using traditional and modern watercolor techniques (wet-on-wet, dry brush, gradations, etc.) students will explore the freedom and precision that the medium offers. Although geared towards realism, this class will also examine abstract means and methods of creating art. Demonstrations provided.

Hybrid class held In-person / via Zoom - Link and passcode provided before class start date for virtual students. In-person class will be held at Farmstead Arts Center.

Watercolor supplies (Students may use any supplies they already have)
Watercolor paper (140LB or heavier)
Painter's tape (or masking tape), Pencils, Medium size jar or cup

Paints - Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Alizarin Crimson, Cerulean Blue

Brushes - 1/2" flat brush, Assorted rounds (#2, #7, #10)

Intro to Pastels - Wednesdays - Sept. 14 - Oct. 19, 10am - Noon (Virtual)

Introduction to Pastels with Doug Schiller                                       September 14 - October 19                                                           Wednesdays, 10am - Noon                                                              $160 members / $175 non-members

Register here

This course in chalk pastels will introduce students to the basic principles of this medium, as well as experimental techniques. Students will learn how to develop their imagery, working from direct observation and photographic references. No previous experience required.

Virtual class held via Zoom- link and passcode will be sent out prior to start date.

Materials List

  • HB Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Bristol Pad (9" x 12" or 11" x 14") Vellum or Smooth
  • Pigment Liner Set (such as Staedtler or Micron)
  • Ruler
  • Drawing Board (this is optional, but recommended if you don't have a smooth surface to work on)
  • Reference picture (if you prefer to use your own)
Indoor Studio Landscapes - Weds. - Sept. 14 - Oct. 19, 2pm - 4pm (Virtual)

Indoor Studio Landscapes with Doug Schiller                                September 14 - October 19                                                            Wednesdays, 2pm - 4pm                                                                 $160 members / $175 non-members

Register here

Students will complete an outdoor landscape working indoors from direct observation, photographic references, and imagination. Step-by-step instruction and demonstrations help develop an understanding of perspective, shading, color and compositional elements as representational, three-dimensional spaces are created. Personal understanding and progress reinforced with individual and group critiques. No previous experience required.

Virtual class held via Zoom - link and passcode will be sent out prior to start date.

Suggested Material Supply List:

  • one drawing pad, 11" X 14" or larger, 140 lb.
  • 2H & 2B drawing pencils
  • one drafting eraser ("Vanish brand recommended)
  • one blending stick
  • one 1/2" soft bristle flat paint brush
  • one soft bristle pointed paint brush
  • one :colorless blender blending pencil
  • assorted soft oil pastels
  • one set watercolor drawing pencils (Derwent recommended)
  • one small piece sandpaper

 

Painting with Watercolor - Thurs - Oct. 6 - Nov. 10, 10am - 12pm (Virtual)

Watercolor with Margaret Fanning                                             October 6 - November 10                                                                   Thursdays, 10:00 am - 12:00pm                                                           $160 members / $175 non-members                                                                                                                                                              Register here

Learn to control watercolor with a variety of techniques, from basic washes to more experimental approaches. Paint a landscape, a portrait, or an abstract design. Bring your own reference photos if you’d like. Beginner or intermediate painters!

Virtual Classes held via Zoom - link and passcode will be sent out prior to class start date.

Material List

  • Watercolor paints (tubes preferable)
  • Jar for water
  • Paper towels
  • 140lb (or higher) cold press Arches watercolor paper
  • Practice watercolor paper pad
  • Drawing board (unless you are using a watercolor block-pad)
  • pH neutral masking tape (preferably black)
  • Brushes: 4 sizes of rounds (Sable, Squirrel, or a synthetic blend of sable or squirrel)
  • 1 scrubber brush
  • Palette with deep wells
  • Something to control amount of water used (such as a syringe or eyedropper)
  • Sketch pad
  • HB or #2 pencil
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Reference photos to paint from

 

Painting with Watercolor- Thurs. - Oct. 6 - Nov. 10, 2pm - 4pm (In-Person)

Watercolor with Margaret Fanning                                                  October 6 - November 10                                                                     Thursdays, 2:00 pm - 4:00pm                                                               $160 members / $175 non-members                                                                                                                                                    Register here

Learn to control watercolor with a variety of techniques, from basic washes to more experimental approaches. Paint a landscape, a portrait, or an abstract design. Bring your own reference photos if you’d like. Beginner or intermediate painters!

In-Person Classes held at Farmstead Arts Center in Basking Ridge, NJ

Material List

  • Watercolor paints (tubes preferable)
  • Jar for water
  • Paper towels
  • 140lb (or higher) cold press Arches watercolor paper
  • Practice watercolor paper pad
  • Drawing board (unless you are using a watercolor block-pad)
  • pH neutral masking tape (preferably black)
  • Brushes: 4 sizes of rounds (Sable, Squirrel, or a synthetic blend of sable or squirrel)
  • 1 scrubber brush
  • Palette with deep wells
  • Something to control amount of water used (such as a syringe or eyedropper)
  • Sketch pad
  • HB or #2 pencil
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Reference photos to paint from
Portrait Drawing - Fridays - Sept. 16 - Oct. 20, 1om - Noon (Virtual)
Portrait Drawing with Oscar Peterson                                     September 16 - October 20
Fridays, 10am - Noon
$160 members / $175 non-members                                                                                                          Register here

 

Starting with a basic shape we will develop it into the first layer of a drawing. Adding simple light/dark shapes students will define the image. While learning the proper technique and approach, students will learn to create realistic-looking portraits. Demonstrations provided.

Virtual classes held via Zoom - Link and passcode will be sent out prior to class start date.

Material List (Student may use any supplies they already have)

Drawing paper, and newsprint paper pads (14"x17" is a good size)
Drawing board
Charcoal and graphite pencils
A small bristle paint brush
Kneaded and plastic erasers
Mat knife and sandpaper (to sharpen pencils)
Paper towels

 

 

 

Figure Drawing - Fridays - Sept. 16 - Oct. 20, 1pm - 3pm (Virtual)

Figure Drawing with Oscar Peterson
September 16 - October 20
Fridays, 1pm - 3pm                                                                           $160 members / $175 non-members                                                                                                               Register here

Starting with gestures, then short, and finally, long poses -- you will learn how to create form and develop it into a completed drawing. Focusing on rendering and shading, you will discover how to define the image. While learning fundamental principles of light, planes, structure, and proportion, students will learn to construct images that look realistic. Demonstrations provided.

Virtual classes held via Zoom - Link and passcode will be sent out prior to class start date.

Materials List (Students may use any supplies they already have)

Drawing paper, and newsprint paper pads (14"x17" is a good size)
Drawing board
Charcoal and graphite pencils
A small bristle paint brush
Kneaded and plastic erasers
Mat knife and sandpaper (to sharpen pencils)
Paper towels

 

 

 

Landscape & Still Life - Fridays - Sept. 16 - Oct. 20, 4:30 - 6:30pm (Virtual)

Landscape & Still Life Painting with Oscar Peterson
September 16 - October 20
Fridays, 4:30pm - 6:30pm                                                             $160 members / $175 non-members                                                                                                                Register here 

Learn how to use color, values, edges and color intensity to create stunning landscape paintings. Also learn what to use when setting up still life paintings, how to create mood, and achieve color harmony. All mediums. Demonstrations provided.

Virtual classes held via Zoom - Link and passcode will be sent out prior to class start date.

Materials - Choose Oil, Acrylic and/or Watercolor (Students may use any supplies they already have)

  • Oil or Acrylic Paints (start with a limited palette) - Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow, or Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red, Cobalt Blue, or Ultramarine Blue, Ivory Black
  • Brushes - Assorted filbert bristle brushes (#2 through #8); Assorted round soft brushes (#2 through #8)
  • Medium - Linseed Oil, Artist Quality Odorless Mineral Spirits (OMS)
  • Painting Palette - Your choice -- Masonite, plexiglass, glass, disposable wax paper
  • Painting Surface - Canvas, or canvas panel (with acrylic gesso), no smaller than 8x10 or larger than 14x17
  • Misc. - Drop-handle painting knife, Palette cups (water jar for acrylics), Cotton rags and/or Paper towels

Pastel Supplies (Students may use any supplies they already have)
Pastel paper pad, or sheets
Any brand of soft pastel (not oil pastels), minimum of 12 colors
Pastel pencils
kneaded eraser
Foamcore board (larger than paper used)
Binder clips, or tape

Watercolor supplies (Students may use any supplies they already have)
Watercolor paper (140LB or heavier)
Painter's tape (or masking tape), Pencils, Medium size jar, or cup

Paints - Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Alizarin Crimson, Cerulean Blue

Brushes - 1/2" flat brush, Assorted rounds (#2, #7, #10)

 

 

 

Introduction to Cartooning - Fridays - Sept. 16 - Oct. 20, 12pm - 2pm (Virtual)

lntroduction to Cartooning with Stefano Junior                               September 16 - October 20                                                                 Fridays, Noon - 2pm                                                                      $160 members / $175 non-members                                        

Register here                                                                             

Students will learn the basics of anatomy drawing, expressive line & gesture, cartooning and embellishment techniques through different mediums utilized in illustration, comic books & sequential art. All levels welcome.

Virtual Classes held via Zoom - Link and password will be sent out prior to class start date.

Materials List

  • Newsprint sketch pad (9×12 minimum)
  • Vine charcoal
  • 2B pencil (and assorted pencils)
  • Ruler or T-square (12”)
  • Bristol paper
  • India ink
  • Pitt pens
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Straedler eraser
Illustration & Cartooning - Sat. - Sept. 17 - Oct. 22, 11am - 1pm (Virtual)

 

Illustration & Cartooning with Stefano Junior                                  September 17 - October 22                                                                   Saturdays, 11am - 1pm                                                                        $160 members / $175 non-members  

Register here                                                                                                                                                                                                Students will learn the basics of anatomy drawing, expressive line & gesture, cartooning and embellishment techniques through different mediums utilized in illustration, comic books & sequential art. All levels welcome.

Virtual Classes held via Zoom - Link and password will be sent out prior to class start date.

Materials List

  • Newsprint sketch pad (9×12 minimum)
  • Vine charcoal
  • 2B pencil (and assorted pencils)
  • Ruler or T-square (12”)
  • Bristol paper
  • India ink
  • Pitt pens
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Straedler eraser

 

 

 

Colored Pencil Workshop - Saturday, Oct. 15 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (In-Person)

Colored Pencil Workshop with Margaret Fanning                  Saturday. October 15, 1pm - 4pm  pm                                             $55 members / $65 non-members

Register here

In this workshop, students will learn to better master colored pencils with techniques for blending colors, creating hard or soft edges, and heightening value. This workshop will also go over proportion and perspective, how to make objects appear 3-dimensional, and how to better understand and utilize the colors we have. Think of the subjects you'd like to draw with colored pencils: a still life, a floral, a landscape, or a portrait. The possibilities are endless! Students are welcomed to bring their own reference photos to the class.

Material Supply List:

  • Set of colored pencils ('Prismacolor Premier' are recommended)
  • Pencil sharpener
  • HB pencil
  • Eraser

Optional:

  • Drawing board
  • Colorless blender
  • Reference photos

 

 

Pastel Workshop - Saturday, Nov. 5 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (In-Person)

Pastel In-Person Workshop with Margaret Fanning Fanning     Saturday, November 5, 1pm - 4pm  pm                                           $55 members / $65 non-members

Register here

Pastels have been used to create beautiful and bold color drawings throughout the centuries. Learn about the different types of pastel and how to blend and layer to get a soft haze or sharp edge. The instructor will demonstrate how to approach a pastel drawing through various stages, from the composition and getting the correct proportions and perspective, to understanding which colors to use to get the correct shade you are looking for. Students can bring in their own photos or use the reference provided by the instructor.

Material Supply List:

  • Set of soft pastels (optional - students can get two types of pastels: stick pastels and pastel pencils for greater precision)
  • Pad of drawing paper for practice (white or gray-toned)
  • Textured surface for final drawings, such as Mi-Teintes Touch pastel paper or Ampersand Pastelboard (toned surface recommended)
  • HB pencil
  • Eraser

Optional:

  • Pastel brushes
  • Gloves, finger cots, or skin barrier cream
  • Workable fixative
  • Drawing board
  • Artist Chamois

 

Acoustic Guitar Lessons with Bert Lams

In a light and fun way, with room for questions and dialogue, the following will be explored in individual (one-on-one) lessons (adapted to your skill level and areas of interest):

  • basic principles of left and right hand technique
  • learning to read/play notes and melodies in the first position of the guitar
  • learning to play chords in the first position

The goal? At the end of the course, students will be able to play a simple melody and accompany a song with chords. The approach? Play basic exercises together with Bert as a guide, and develop a personal practice on the guitar.

All classes held on Zoom. Links and passwords will be sent out prior to the class start date.

Learn more about Bert Lams: Teaching Faculty

Currently scheduling classes for August

Individual Lessons (via Zoom) - 6-week sessions - all levels welcome!

Email admin@farmsteadarts.org to register for classes 

Farmstead Members: $225
Non-members: $240

Materials needed:
A guitar (nylon string or steel string, or electric)
An electronic guitar tuner (clip-on, or app on your phone)

Printed materials and scores, sent as a .pdf via email.

Photography Classes (via Zoom) - September - October

Join professional commercial/fine art photographer Thom Williams to learn the essentials of photography...

Beginner I & II - Photoshop - Intermediate - Advanced Photography classes offered!

All classes are virtual (via Zoom). All classes suitable for ages 13+

More about Thom Williams: Teaching Faculty

Intermediate Photography - Wednesdays, June 8 - 29, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Intermediate Photography - 4 weeks

Wednesdays: June 8, 15, 22, 29 - 6:00 - 7:30pm

$90 Farmstead Members/ $100 Non-Members

Register here

All classes held via Zoom. Links will be emailed prior to class start.

You've mastered shutter speed, aperture, and ISO in Beginner I. You got your feet wet with composition in Beginner II. Now it's time to uncover your creative voice in photography. This 4-week class will guide you through the process of creating a photographic series of images based on your specific interests. Open to anyone with a camera and understanding of composition and exposure.

 

Introduction to Lightroom - Thursday, June 9 - 30, 4pm - 5:30pm

Introduction to Lightroom - 4 Weeks
                                                                                                                                          Thursdays: June 9, 16, 23, 30 - 4pm - 5:30                                            

$90 Farmstead Members / $100 Non-Members

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All classes held via Zoom. Links will be emailed prior to class start.

An introduction to the #1 software package used by photographers around the world. This will give an overview of all modules with additional attention given to the library module and develop modules to help you get the most out of every image in your catalog. Please have lightroom classic cc installed on your computer.

Beginner Photography I - Tuesday, July 5 - 26, 6pm - 7:30pm

Beginner Photography I - 4 weeks

Tuesdays: July 5, 12, 19, 26 - 6pm - 7:30pm

$90 Farmstead Members / $100 Non-members

Register here

All classes held via Zoom. Link will be emailed prior to class start.

Isn't it time to get the most out of your dslr or mirrorless camera? Take your camera out of automatic mode and understand how to maximize its full power. Learn about aperture, ISO, shutter speed... what they do and what they can do for you. Recommended for dslr and mirrorless users. Not recommended for camera phone users.

Advanced Photography- Thursdays - October 6 - December 1, 6pm - 7:30pm

Advanced Photography - 8 weeks

Thursdays: Oct 6 - 27; Nov 3 - 17; Dec 1                                        No class Nov. 24                                                                            $175 members/$195 Non-Members

Register here

All classes held via Zoom. Links will be emailed prior to class start.

This is free-form advanced photography class spanning 8 weeks. Every time this is offered, it is different... and every time it will push you into areas of photography you may have never considered exploring. The goal of this course is to keep you growing and can be taken multiple time by students who desire a group learning and critique environment.

Beginner Photography II - Tuesdays , August 2 - 23, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

 

Beginner Photography II - 4 weeks                                                                                 

Tuesdays, August 2, 9 16, 23 - 6:00 - 7:30 pm 

$90 Farmstead members / $100 non-members

Register here

Now that you've learned about the exposure triangle it's time to get into composition. Learn about and practice through weekly exercises, photographic composition rules to help expand your photography. Anyone with a camera and understanding of exposure can take this class. Open to dslr, mirrorless and camera phone users.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Art Show Opening Reception
    September 25, 2022|1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


  • "The Beginning, The Middle, and The End" Art Show Opening
    September 25, 2022


  • Gallery Hours
    September 28, 2022|11:00 am - 2:00 pm


  • Gallery Hours
    September 30, 2022|11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Made possible, in part, by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey Historical Commission.