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DON'T FORGET: There's Still Time To Register for Upcoming NJ Historical Commission Grant Workshops!

Friends of New Jersey History:

There's still time to register for two upcoming New Jersey Historical Commission FY 2016 Project and Mini-grant workshops. The workshops are free of charge and will provide an in-depth overview of the programs, including a demonstration of the System for Administering Grants Electronically (SAGE). Participation in the workshops is greatly encouraged for potential applicants.

The dates and time for the workshops are as follows:

An Inquiry About Horse Sheds at New Jersey Churches

This past week I was asked to compile some documentation on a 20-stall horse shed erected in 1905 at the Six Mile Run Reformed Church in Franklin Park, Somerset County. When the sheds were taken away before 1957, two connected stalls were moved to the rear of the property, enclosed, and used for storage. They have recently been restored to their original appearance. The information uncovered, at the request of Westfield Architects & Preservation Consultants of Haddon Heights,  will be used for signage on the building.

Today in New Jersey history - February 26

[From author Joseph Bilby]

February 26, 1766: The Woodbridge “Sons of Liberty” passed a resolution condemning the Stamp Act as “unconstitutional,” while still expressing loyalty to King George III.

February 26, 2004: The Ford plant in Metuchen closed as the final fifty pickup trucks rolled off the assembly line, continuing the steady decline of manufacturing in New Jersey.