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Today in New Jersey History - June 6

[Editor's note: The large economy size edition of TINJH from author Joe Bilby]

June 6, 1780: Hessian General Wilhelm Von Knyphausen, who had moved 6,000 British and Hessian troops from Manhattan to Staten Island, crossed over to Elizabethtown, New Jersey, at midnight, hoping to push through Hobart’s gap to Morristown the following day. Hannah Ogden Caldwell, wife of American clergyman and Patriot activist Reverend James Caldwell, was killed during his subsequent advance when a British soldier fired into her house in Connecticut Farms (today’s Union).

Jersey Roots Lecture: Using the Records of the East and West Jersey Proprietors

Hello Everyone,

The Jersey Roots lecture series at the NJ State Archives continues on Wednesday, June 11, at 7:00p.m.  The lecture series is sponsored by the New Jersey State Archives, the Genealogical Society of New Jersey, and the Central Jersey Genealogy Club.  This is the last of the weeknight lectures in the series and should be very interesting!


Today, Thursday, June 5 the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee has just added SCR-84, sponsored by Senators Bob Smith and Christopher Bateman, for consideration.  This legislation  would amend Constitution to dedicate 6% of Corporation Business Tax revenues from FY2016 to FY2045 for open space, farmland, and historic preservation, end dedication of 4% of Corporation Business Tax revenues for environmental programs and dedicate natural resource damages and environmental fine revenue to underground storage tank programs and State-funded hazardous discharge cleanups.

350th New Jersey Anniversary Spring Speaker Series in conjunction with the exhibit “Made in New Jersey: A Celebration of Decorative and Fine Arts”

On Sunday, June 8th 2014 at 4:30pm Macculloch Hall Historical Museum welcomes Bonnie-Lynn Nadzeika to present “Greetings From the Past:  A History of Morristown Through Postcard Images”.  Ms. Nadzeika’s presentation is based on research conducted for her 2012 book “Morristown,” published by Arcadia Publishing as part of its Postcard History series. For the first part of the program Ms. Nadzeika will conduct a “walking tour” of Morristown utilizing images from the 1890s to the 1960s to illustrate how the town appeared at different points in time.

Public History Boot Camp: Pinterest for History Organizations Workshop

MARCH is offering a workshop on how history organizations can use Pinterest on June 30. Please distribute widely:

Public History Boot Camp: Pinterest for History Organizations

Pinterest has 25 million users and is the fastest growing social media platform. It drives more traffic to websites than Twitter and Reddit, second only to Facebook.

But how can your history organization use Pinterest?