The Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs promotes and develops public interest and participation in the arts and local, county and state history, and ensures that all residents have the opportunity to share in and benefit from the rich multi-cultural arts, history and historic resources in Union County.
Activities enhance quality of life, economic development, community revitalization, growth of cultural-heritage tourism and enhanced educational experiences for residents of all ages.
Programs and services provided include publications, arts events, history events, and funding opportunities through three grant programs.
The National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. The Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs was recognized with two 2018 Awards:
- Interpretive signage in the Deserted Village of Feltville/Glenside Park was recognized for its contribution to the Arts, Culture and Historic Preservation.
- In the category of Civic Education & Public Information, a group of projects was recognized, including history trading cards, signage marking the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage area, and sponsorship of the National Parks passport program.