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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National Public Gardens Day at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum —Friday, May 9, 2014

On Friday, May 9th Macculloch Hall Historical Museum will be participating, for the first time, in National Public Gardens Day. 

First celebrated in 2010 National Public Gardens Day was established by the nonprofit American Public Gardens Association (AGPA) and the Rain Bird Corporation, a manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services, based in California.  The purpose of the day is to promote environmental stewardship, plant and water conservation, green spaces, and environmental education in communities throughout the United States. 

GSL's Speakers Bureau

Summer may not quite be here yet, but it’s never too soon for history groups to start planning their autumn and winter program schedules!


Garden State Legacy can help! We just updated our GSL Speakers Bureau and can offer over 30 quality speakers on a wide variety of history-related topics.


The directory includes such useful information as how far a speaker is able to travel, if they need a stipend or travel expenses, what their AV needs are, etc. - all information you can use to find the best speakers to meet your needs and budget!


1936 occupation of the NJ State House

Allison Kobus of the NJ Historical Commission would like to inform members of H-New-Jesey about a video on this subject.  Use the link below.



[An episode of "It Happened Here: New Jersey" - a production of Kean University, in partnership with the New Jersey Historical Commission.]


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Marc Mappen

Saving the Historic Blauvelt Mansion, Oradell, NJ - Meeting SATURDAY, MAY 10, 12:30 PM

Dear History Friends,

My husband, Paul Young and I have heard from CareOne, responding to our request for a meeting about the future of the Blauvelt Mansion, and before we make those plans, we want to know that we have people who are standing with us in trying to preserve the Blauvelt Mansion for use by the families of Oradell and Bergen County.  

Please come to the Blauvelt Art Museum, on the grounds of the Mansion, on Saturday, May 10th, at 12:30 PM to show your support for our cause.

May 13 Teacher Workshop - Bring the Smithsonian and SPORTS to your classroom! 7 Hours Continuing Education Credit

May 13, 2014

HOMETOWN TEAMS: How Sports Shape Our Communities

7-Hour Workshop for New Jersey Educators

Coursework explores Core Curriculum Standards in ELA, Social Studies, & more.