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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Middlesex County History Day Brings Past to Life with Games and Demonstrations - Sunday May 31, 2015

History lovers of all ages are invited to the first annual Middlesex County History Day on May 31!  The event will be held at East Jersey Olde Towne Village in Johnson Park in Piscataway and will feature a site-wide celebration filled with demonstrations, performances, and other family-friendly activities. 

Demonstrations will include blacksmithing, yarn spinning, weaving, chair caning, antique clocks, furniture making, lace making, and 19th century decorative painting techniques.

Bergen County Diaries and the Women Who Wrote Them

The Hermitage Roundtable, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:30 pm, presents: Ree Hopper.  Bergen County Diaries and the Women Who Wrote Them, 1829-1891.  Martha Ann and Adaline Zabriskie, Charity  Ackerman, Maria Ferdon, Elizabeth Ann Campbell, and Lavinia Hopper Dater recorded their own lives and that of their communities and their times.  

Program is free.  All are welcome. 

Celebrate Martha Washington’s Birthday!

Celebrate Martha Washington’s Birthday!

    Maggie Worsdale IS Martha Washington in this special free program presented at 7pm on Tuesday, June 2 at the Woodbridge Main Library. The lecture by Martha Washington is loaded with charm, interesting historical tales, and little known facts about the first First Lady of the United States!  Beautifully costumed, Ms. Worsdale tells their secrets (and some of her own) in a uniquely entertaining manner.