FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 2, 2008

CONTACT: Sebastian D’Elia, (908) 527-4419
Tom Plante, (908) 527-4746

 

Union County Will Compile a County-wide Tourism Inventory

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce a plan to compile an inventory of Union County’s arts, history, cultural and entertainment assets. The Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs is in the process of collecting this information from Historical and Arts Associations, local business and civic associations, municipal clerks and mayor’s offices as part of the implementation of the Union County Master Plan for Cultural Tourism.

“The purpose of the plan is two-fold,” said Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada. “First, we want to make Union County residents aware of all the cultural assets that are available to them. Secondly, we want to establish Union County as a destination for tourism.”

The inventory of people, places, history, organizations and events will be developed into a series of publications. The information also will be available on the Union County website: www.ucnj.org.  If you have questions or would like to submit an entry to the inventory, please contact the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at 633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth 07202; telephone (908) 558-2550. NJ Relay service users should call 711. Or you can send email to: culturalinfo@ucnj.org.