Thanks to Joe Bilby for today's posting.
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The latest "Today In New Jersey History" from Joe Bilby.
May 25,1780: The men of the Fourth and Eighth Connecticut regiments, encamped in Jockey Hollow, near Morristown, mutinied and refused to obey orders. The soldiers were distraught from a lack of food and pay over the long and exceptionally hard winter, but were talked into discontinuing their armed protest by officers they respected.
Realizing that the state's 350th commemorations are largely stamping a 350th label on events that would have otherwise occurred and seeing that this labeling has a natural deadline at year's end, I suggest that the New Jersey history community adopt an on-going slogan that can be applied at any historical juncture, place or event with the hope that a "brand" will reinforce the appeal of New Jersey history to the public. The actual slogan may be of less importance than its repetition.
The Jersey Roots lecture series at the NJ State Archives continues on Wednesday, May 28, at 7p.m. The lecture series is sponsored by the New Jersey State Archives, the Genealogical Society of New Jersey, and the Central Jersey Genealogy Club.
Judy G. Russell, JD, CGsm, CGLsm, will be our featured speaker for the evening of May 28. Her topic will be: The ABCs of DNA.
[Editor's note: This "Today in New Jersey History" column is provided by the esteemed and erudite Joe Bilby.]