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Rutgers' Thomas Frusciano to be presented McDonough Award this Tuesday

Rutgers University Archivist Thomas J. Frusciano will be presented the 2017 Roger H. McDonough Librarianship Award at the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance's meeting this Tuesday, October 24th. The annual award, named for New Jersey State Librarian McDonough, has been given since 2002 to a librarian, archivist, or manuscript curator for excellence in service to the New Jersey history research community and general public. The award presentation will take place at 3 pm in the Pane Room, first floor of Alexander Library, Rutgers-New Brunswick. The event is free and open to the public.

Camp Merritt WWI Centennial Commemoration this Sunday

In this centennial of the US entry into World War I, Bergen County is honoring Camp Merritt -- the largest WWI US Army Embarkation Camp in the nation, where more than 1 million soldiers were lodged on their way to and from the battlefields of Europe. Soldiers that were here included Capt. Harry S. Truman, and 3 Medal of Honor awardees: Sgt. Alvin York, the war's most decorated soldier, Pvt. Thomas Neibaur, the first Mormon to receive the Medal of Honor, and Sgt.

Call for Posters: New Jersey History & Historic Preservation Conference

Student & New Professional Poster Session

The 2018 New Jersey History & Historic Preservation Conference invites new professionals, undergraduates, and graduate students to submit proposals for the 3rd annual Poster Session to be held June 8, 2018, as part of the annual conference. The conference will take place at Passaic County College in Paterson. Proposals are due Monday March 12, 2018.

TIME'S RUNNING OUT! Don’t Miss “New Jersey and The Great War” – Nov. 3-4 at Rowan College at Burlington County & Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst!

Join us as we commemorate the United States’ World War I Centennial by exploring New Jersey’s contributions to the war effort and the international conflict’s impact on the state!

The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) is excited to announce its 2017 Annual New Jersey History Conference, “New Jersey and The Great War,” to be held on November 3-4, 2017 at Rowan College at Burlington County and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.