The Jersey Homestead Historic District Advisory Council is comprised of 12 residents of the Borough, who are appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council. All appointments are for terms of three years.  The Advisory Council conducts programs and activities to educate the public concerning the history of the Borough and its significance in the history of New Jersey and of the United States.  The Council is also charged with publicizing and commemorating the Jersey Homestead Historic District, which is included in both the National and New Jersey Registers of Historic Places.


The local historian, with the advice and assistance of the Advisory Council, is charged with carrying out an historical program, including collecting, preserving and making available materials related to the history of the Borough. The local historian also advises the New Jersey State Archivist, the New Jersey Historical

 Commission, and the Borough Council of any materials that should be acquired for preservation and researches and prepares a municipal history for publication and recommends appropriate historical materials for publication.


In addition, the local historian advises the Mayor and Council concerning the acquisition, administration, use and disposition of any landmark or historic site in the Borough and  assists in projects of commemoration, including the erection of monuments, historic markers and guide signs.


The Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Borough Council, annually designates one member of the Advisory Council to serve as the local historian. The local historian is the presiding officer of the Advisory Council.


The 2016 local historian is Michael Tickten.