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H-New-Jersey is open to anyone with an interest in the history of New Jersey, including but not limited to academic researchers, teachers, students, archivists, historic site staff, volunteers, genealogists, archeologists, historic preservationists, and just plain history buffs. H-New Jersey is sponsored by the New Jersey Historical Commission as a service to the state's history community.

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“History In Your Backyard”

It seems like spring has finally sprung in New Jersey…soon it will be time to start thinking about vacations, family trips, and things to do on the weekend!

I want to remind everyone that Garden State Legacy’s “History In Your Backyard” directory contains hundreds of historic sites and museums for those who want to explore our state’s heritage tourism.

Local history groups also hold a variety of events throughout the summer. You can use “History In Your Backyard” to find groups in your area.

Maybe you’re doing research - for a GSL article, perhaps! “History In Your Backyard” includes libraries, archives, and other resources to help you too.

"Jersey! Then...Again" Book Release Party! May 5, 2014, Jersey City Free Public Library

Date: May 5, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: The New Jersey Room at the Jersey City Free Public Library
472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Contact: Gordon Bond, gordon@gardenstatelegacy.com, 908-477-6908

There’s no place like Jersey…whether it’s today or in the past. Historian, author, genealogist, GSL columnist, and speaker Maureen Wlodarczyk has collected 36 unique, quirky, and just plain interesting short stories about authentic New Jersey people and events from the early 1800s to the 1940s in her latest book, Jersey! Then…Again.

Free Grant & Marketing Workshops for Nonprofits

Grant Proposal Workshop – Seats Still Available! 

Would you like to learn more about the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and its grants program? Join us at the Montclair Historical Society on Friday, April 25 at 1:00PM for a free grant proposal workshop.  The Council’s grants officer will provide an overview of the grants program, share examples of successful projects, and offer tips for proposal preparation.  Throughout the year, the Council awards grants of $500 to $20,000 to libraries, museums, historical societies, and other nonprofit organizations that sponsor public humanities projects, such as local history events and exhibits. 

Re: Maxine Lurie Celebrates NJ350 With Talk at Chester Library - 4/29/2014

Whether you can make Maxine Lurie's talk or not, take a look at H the Chester Library's 1860 NJ Topo Map online


Be sure to zoom in. The detail of the digital image is terrific!


Karen Reeds, PhD, FLSPeter Kalm’s New Jersey, 1748-1751 -- NJ350 Publication Initiative grant, New Jersey Historical Commission karenmreeds@gmail.com

Princeton Research Forum, a community of independent scholars:  http://www.princetonresearchforum.org/ 


Songs of the Civil War: History and Myth

On May 3 at 2pm The Scotch Plains Public Library is proud to present Songs of the Civil War: History and Myth.  Chuck Winch and Lisa Wilkins perform songs of the era to explore how popular music relected the sentiments and events of the time.   This musical program is presented in conjunction with Civil War 150,  featured in the Library’s gallery from April 28 through May 17.  Utilizing letters, personal accounts, and images, this exhibition traces major events during the Civil War through the eyes of soldiers, presidents, freedmen, and families.  This program is funded by the Horizon Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities