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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ONE WEEK AWAY! Ocean County Library to Host New Jersey World War I Road Show on April 28th!

Ocean County Library to Host New Jersey World War I Road Show on April 28th

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I, the New Jersey Historical Commission, New Jersey State Archives, New Jersey State Museum, and Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission will host a daylong New Jersey WWI Road Show on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library.

Judges needed for New Jersey History Day State Contest!

William Paterson University will again be hosting the state competition for New Jersey History Day on May 6, 2017.  We are expecting 450 middle and high school students from all over the state to share their historical research with teams of judges who determine what research will move on to the national competition in College Park , Maryland in June.

We still NEED JUDGES for the state contest May 6, 2017.  Please let us know if you are available to help – njhistoryday@wpunj.edu

Disaster Planning and Recovery Workshops

The New Jersey State Library (NJSL), an affiliate of Thomas Edison State University, and the New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response (NJCAR), will present a series of disaster preparedness training for libraries and humanities-collecting institutions. Each two-session workshop will take place in three locations in the state.

Workshops for Public History at Telling Untold Histories Unconference

Telling Untold Histories Unconference

Telling Untold Histories is New Jersey's annual public history unconference that looks for human stories yet to be told. Come explore these histories and ask why some stories remain untold at Rutgers University-Newark on May 11, 9am-4pm. 

Building a Place for History: 50th Anniversary

The Friends of New Jersey Heritage and the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission invite you to a festive day in honor of the creation of the New Jersey Historic Trust, New Historical Commission and New Jersey Historic Sites Council in 1967.

June 7, 2017 at the Cornelius Low House in Piscataway

From 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., choose from two tours: