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Today in New Jersey history - March 28


[From author Joseph Bilby]

March 28, 1931: As Prohibition agents began to dismantle a thousand gallon capacity liquor still on Vermont Avenue in Lawrence Township, it exploded, seriously injuring five of the agents. Trenton firemen called to the scene expressed the view that the explosion was the result of “a bomb left in the building.”

Call for Nominations - Innovative Archives Award

The New Jersey Caucus of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting nominations for their Innovative Archives Award. The Award is presented to a New Jersey organization that has furthered the cause of archives and history in the state. Given to an organization that has provided exemplary leadership or service to the archival community and residents of the state, the Award may also honor a local, county, or regional organization either for long-term leadership or service, or for outstanding effort demonstrated in a given year.

New Jersey Historic Trust announces new funding round For Historic Preservation Grants

 TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Richard E. Constable, III today announced that New Jersey Historic Trust, an affiliate of the DCA, is now accepting applications for the Corporate Business Tax (CBT) Historic Preservation Fund.  Applications must be submitted by June 25, 2015.  Governor Christie’s proposed fiscal year 2016 budget allocates $1.4 million in historic preservation grant funds from the CBT revenue to be administered by the DCA. The amount of available funding is pending resolution of the fiscal year 2016 budget.

Press Release: April 25, 2015, Morristown NHP Hosts Author Michael C. Harris Speaking on His Book Brandywine

Author Michael C. Harris to Speak on Brandywine: A Military History of the Battle that Lost Philadelphia but Saved America, September 11, 1777
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Morristown, NJ – The National Park Service welcomes author Michael C. Harris to the Washington’s Headquarters Museum to discuss his book, Brandywine: A Military History of the Battle that Lost Philadelphia but Saved America, September 11, 1777.

Today in New Jersey history - March 27

[From author Joseph Bilby]

March 27, 1779: British raiders captured four Continental Army privates in a raid near today’s Hoboken.

March 27, 1928: Asbury Park’s growing status as a year-round vacation and convention destination was reinforced by the city’s acceptance of a proposal by Motor Tours of America to provide all year “deluxe” bus service between New York and the shore city. Company officials vowed to operate “as many busses as patronage will warrant.”