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Recent Content

"New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal" Now Accepting Submissions for Summer/Fall 2016

Friends of New Jersey History:

To build on the momentum of the forthcoming Winter 2016 issue, New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal is now accepting submissions for its eagerly anticipated Summer 2016 edition.

Energy in Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley -- New Issue of PMHB Freely Available Online, Nov. 16-23 ONLY


New Jersey history shows up in several articles in this special Energy issue of The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (PMHB) .  If you don't have access to JSTOR, you can read the issue online this week, but you can't -- as far as I can tell – download, print, or save the articles.  (I added the table of contents to Rachel Moloshok's posting.)

Karen  11/17/2015

NJ Historical Commission Announces FY 2017 Project Grant Workshops for Potential Applicants

NJHC Announces FY 2017 Project Grant Workshops for Potential Applicants

The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) is proud to announce two Fiscal Year 2017 (FY 17) project grant workshops for potential applicants. FY 17 marks the first year the NJHC will be using its newly revised grant guidelines.

Workshop information is as follows:

Home for the Holidays: Holiday at The Abraham Staats House ~ December 5 & 6, 2015

The Abraham Staats House will be open December 5 & 6, at no charge to the public, from 1 pm – 4 pm. Come view the decorated rooms of the house, festively  decorated by local organizations including Boy Scout Troop 42 and Cub Scout Pack 42, the Reformed Church of Bound Brook, South Bound Brook Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, students of Robert Morris School, the Women’s Guild of South Bound Brook and the Friends of Abraham Staats House.

Holiday at The Abraham Staats House ~ Candlelight Tours ~ December. 4, 2015

We present our newest event on Friday, Dec. 4:  Candlelight Tours at the Abraham Staats House. Led by a guide in authentic 18th century clothing, visit each room of the house, decorated for the season. Learn about the house, Staats family and early history of Christmas. Tours start promptly, every half hour from 6:30 – 8PM. 

Admission:  $10 per person with advance reservation (recommended) and $15 for walk-in. Tour size is limited.