About : Information : Key Alliances
Leadership Through Partnerships
The Blairstown Museum continually seeks creative and innovative partnerships, which will enable us to join forces with other organizations and people in an effort to leverage core capacities for greater service to the public.
In addition to preserving and exhibiting historical stories and artifacts, the Blairstown Museum continually offers community outreach, public programs, preservation projects, and family-friendly events. Our strategic partnerships enable us to form key alliances to assist with these efforts.
In particular, we utilize our strategic alliances to:
- Achieve greater leverage to build awareness and advocacy;
- Address complex issues that require coordinating multiple stakeholders;
- Provide an integrated continuum of services to meet organizational needs;
- Strengthen or expand programs, service quality and performance;
- Gain back-office or administrative efficiencies;
- Achieve greater economies of program scale; and
- Enter new geographies, provide new services, and reach new people.
If your organization would like to partner with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to initiate the conversation.
Certifications & Accountability
501(C)(3) Non-Profit OrganizationAs a charitable organization, the Blairstown Museum generates funding through a variety of sources: public and private donors; souvenir shop sales and historic tours; memberships and corporate sponsorships; and other events and programs. The Blairstown Museum is an IRS Certified 501(c)(3) public charity.
GuideStar Seal of TransparencyFounded in 1994, GuideStar is the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. In 2016, its database provided information on 2.5 million organizations. As we close our fiscal year, our accounting personnel will continue to work with GuideStar to provide even more information to attain an even higher status.
Partnerships & Collaboration
American Alliance of MuseumsThe American Alliance of Museums has been bringing museums together since 1906, helping to develop standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge, and providing advocacy on issues of concern to the entire museum community. The Blairstown Museum is the first Accredited Museum in Warren County New Jersey.
American Association for State and Local HistoryThe American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) is a national association that provides leadership and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all people.
ArtPride New JerseyArtPride New Jersey was incorporated in March 1986 in response to a need for an independent organization to represent the arts community to the New Jersey state legislature, to reinforce the importance of the arts to the public-at-large, and to present a unified voice on matters of importance to the arts community.
Discover Jersey ArtsDiscover Jersey Arts (DJA) is a cosponsored project of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts dedicated to increasing the awareness of and participation in the arts in New Jersey. JerseyArts.com provides a central clearinghouse of information on the Garden State's cultural scene.
National Trust for Historic PreservationThe National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America's historic places. Their mission is to protect significant places representing our diverse cultural experience by taking direct action and inspiring broad public support.
New Jersey Association of MuseumsThe New Jersey Association of Museums is a nonprofit membership organization serving professionals and museums. They facilitate the exchange of information through educational and networking opportunities; increase and enhance knowledge of museum practices; and advocate on behalf of museum professionals and museums.
Preservation Actionreservation Action is a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization created in 1974 to serve as the national grassroots lobby for historic preservation. Preservation Action seeks to make historic preservation a national priority by advocating to all branches of the federal government for sound preservation policy and programs.
Small Museum AssociationThe Small Museum Association is an all volunteer organization serving small museums in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. SMA's mission is to develop and maintain a peer network among people who work for small museums, giving them opportunities to learn, share knowledge and support one another.
Time TravelersTime Travelers originated in 1998 when the Missouri Historical Society established the program to enable members of historical institutions to receive exclusive benefits and privileges at museums and historical sites nationwide. As a benefit we offer, Blairstown Museum members are automatically enrolled.
Small Space, Big Offerings
Main Street's cutest spot to enjoy a cup of coffee, read a magazine and charge your mobile device for free.
Access to 5,000+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s and a property database means we can help with your research.
We rotate our carefully planned exhibits every two-months in order to provide you with fresh historic content.
Every historic exhibit case has its own digital display and our Lounge Area has Digital Books for your enjoyment.
Support our efforts by purchasing items, many of which are supplied by local artists, crafters and farmers.
Providing visitors with free WiFi is another way to keep you connected to our growing online community.