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Call for Authors: The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia (http://philadelphiaencyclopedia.org), a digital-first research and civic engagement project, seeks authors for its next phase of expansion. A wide range of topics is available, including subtopics related to communications, transportation, business and industry, the built environment, civil rights, literary works, holiday traditions, and key events in the region’s history.

NJ 350th Anniversary Speaker Series, June 8th at MHHM

Please join us at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum for our 350th New Jersey Anniversary Spring Speaker Series in conjunction with the exhibit “Made in New Jersey: A Celebration of Decorative and Fine Arts.”

Bonnie-Lynn Nadzeika “Greetings From the Past:  A History of Morristown Through Postcard Images.”

Jersey Roots Lecture #4 - Military Records at the New Jersey State Archives

Hello Everyone,

The Jersey Roots lecture series at the NJ State Archives continues next Tuesday, June 3, at 7 p.m.  The lecture series is sponsored by the New Jersey State Archives, the Genealogical Society of New Jersey, and the Central Jersey Genealogy Club.

Catherine Stearns Medich will be our featured speaker on May 28.  Her topic will be: Military Records at the New Jersey State Archives.

Today in New Jersey History - June 2

[Editor's note: Joe Bilby has come through with his latest TINJH update]

June 2. 1815: Philip Kearny, nineteenth-century New Jersey’s greatest war hero, with service in both the Mexican and Civil Wars, was born in New York City. He would spend most of his formative years on a family estate near Newark. Kearny commanded the First New Jersey Brigade in 1861 and early 1862 during the Civil War. He was killed in action at Chantilly, Virginia, on September 1, 1862, while leading the Third Division of the Third Army Corps.

Today in New Jersey History - June 1

[Editor's note: Thanks to Joe Bilby for his latest TINJH column.]

June 1, 1813: Burlington-born Captain James Lawrence, a hero of the war against the Barbary Pirates, sailed the USS Chesapeake out of Boston Harbor to battle HMS Shannon. Lawrence’s crew was not yet properly trained, and the Leopard won the brief engagement, during which Lawrence was mortally wounded and gained eternal fame for his words “Don’t give up the ship.” They did.