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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Public Archaeology Hunterdon's Christopher Vought House

Public Archaeology Program   
July 7-12, 2014 and July 14-19, 2014

The Christoffel Vought House in Clinton Township, New Jersey

No experience necessary!  Join for a day, or a full 12 days, an archaeological team led by Dr. Christopher Matthews of Montclair State University in an excavation at the Christoffel Vought House site, at the entrance to the Clinton Township Middle School, 34 Grayrock Rd, Clinton, NJ 08809.

Today in New Jersey History - June 18

[Editor's note: The inimitable Joe Bilby has come through the latest TINJH report]

June 18. 1812: America declared war on Great Britain. New Jersey’s role in the conflict was largely relegated to militia duty in coastal defense, although several New Jerseyans of note, including Zebulon Pike, William Bainbridge and James Lawrence, served in the army and navy, and a regular army regiment, the Fifteenth United States Infantry, was raised in the state.

Agro-Industry Event Saturday

Visit the Red Mill Museum Village this Saturday and enjoy old time tractors, engines, and trucks on June 21st from 12pm-4pm. Try your hand at milling activities on each floor of the Red Mill to learn how the Red Mill once used water power to turn an elephant's weight in millstones to grind grain for food. Enjoy family activities from cow milking and butter churning to old time ice cream making and weaving. Sit in on a presentation on the topic of early agriculture and industry at 12:30. Enjoy elements of a farmers market and meet organizations from the agrarian community.