Tag Archives: Preservation

Benefit Concert: A Spiritual Crossroads

A concert to benefit the preservation project of the First Reformed Church of New Brunswick. Featuring the music of Wind of Anatolia, Adrienne Alexander, The Raices Cultural Ensemble. July 16, 2011 at 7PM. Continue reading

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Angels We Have Heard On High

As work proceeds to restore the exteriors of our buildings, the angels that have long graced the steeple are being tended, with some parts restored and others replaced. Continue reading

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Hurray! Construction Has Started!

Finally, the education building, also known as “Church House”, is enveloped in scaffolding. If you consider that we applied for the planning grant in 2007 and for the preservation grant in 2009, you get an appreciation of the time periods a project like ours requires. This is no small residential stuff!
In addition, much of the beginning construction required coordination with Pine Grove Nursery School Continue reading

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There Is More in the Cemetery Than You Might Think!

September 13th marked an important day in the life of our church. That evening, we hosted the final presentation of a field school of Rutgers University. This field school had turned our need for a comprehensive Preservation Plan for our cemetery into a teaching opportunity at no cost to the church. We could not have been more grateful to the leadership of this Rutgers program, especially to its director, Prof. Archer St. Clair Harvey, and the field school instructor, Christine Miller Cruiess. Continue reading

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Historic Cemetery Tour

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What’s Happening in the Cemetery?

What’s Happening in the Cemetery?
By Christine Miller Cruiess, Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies
Program, Rutgers University
The following is part of a report submitted on behalf of our church Continue reading

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A Summary of Gratitude for Julius Fekete

It is about 10 years now since Julius Fekete first set foot into our church. Soon afterwards, Julius became the personification of a great tradition that was last carried on by Ray Clark. This is the tradition of having a master craftsman in our midst, who knows the buildings and grounds better than most of us, and who is willing to spend countless hours with the sometimes tricky questions of maintenance and repair. Continue reading

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