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Visitors to Bridgeton’s Old Broad Street Church and Cemetery this summer will enjoy a host of free tours, lectures and exhibits, as the Friends of Old Broad Street Church and the Broad Street Cemetery Association partner for a unique program that opens the church every Sunday in July to some of the less-told early history of “Bridgetown” between the Revolution and the Civil War.

Today in New Jersey history - June 30


[From author Joseph Bilby] 

June 30

1888 “New Jersey Day,” was held at Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania.  Governor Robert Stockton Green led an official delegation which formally dedicated most of the monuments erected on the field by the state to honor the New Jersey soldiers who fought and died there on July 1, 2 and 3, 1863.

House committee slates $3 million for Highlands preservation


The following is an excerpt from the Observer-Tribune. The full article is at:


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A Congressional committee has appropriated $3 million to preserve land in the Highlands region, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-11, said.

Summer Concerts in the Garden Series begins Sunday July 5th at 4pm - The Lonely Heartstrings Band – New Acoustic inspired by Traditional Bluegrass

This Sunday Macculloch Hall Historical Museum (MHHM) begins the popular "Summer Concerts in the Garden Series” which takes place on Sundays in July at 4pm. On Sunday July 5th the Museum welcomes The Lonely Heartstrings Band to the garden for the first time. Combining instrumental virtuosity, 3-part harmonies, original songwriting and a deep understanding of traditional bluegrass and Appalachian music, the Lonely Heartstring Band is all about a great show!