Pioneering Play: Women in Game Development & Design
Reminder: The deadline is 4/12 to submit a nomination for the 2018 NJ Historic Preservation Awards to be presented at a special afternoon reception during the 2018 NJ History & Historic Preservation Conference.
As I mentioned in a couple of posts to h-nj two years ago, I’ve been working on a project involving a New Jersey-based textbook author, Marcius Willson (1813-1905). My biggest challenge is finding any surviving correspondence (I’ve already surveyed material in his publishers’ records).
Where can information be found about Clyde Potts, a Civil Engineer who created water and sewage systems worldwide, and who was a Morristown Mayor from 1922 to 1948?
The New Jersey Historical Commission is now accepting nominations for the following Prizes and Awards:
Registration Open for NJ’s 2018 Telling Untold Histories Unconference!
Telling Untold Histories is New Jersey’s annual unconference that looks for human stories yet to be told – explores these histories and asks why some stories remain untold. Our theme for this year is sanctuary spaces. How can our institutions be sanctuary spaces for diverse communities?
Sam and Charlie Go to War:
Letters Home from Jewish Immigrant Soldiers, 1918-1919
An Illustrated Talk by Patricia Klindienst
Tuesday, March 27th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Edison Hall, Room 201
Free and open to the public.
Register here: https://www.monmouth.edu/sam-and-charlie/
It's going to be an exciting and packed two-day event in Paterson, home to Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park.
The 2018 conference features an opening plenary discussion, "Embracing the Future," with moderator Briann Greenfield and panelists Robert Guarasci, Randall Mason, and Bernice Radle.
There is a photograph of Thomas Mundy Peterson, the first African-American to vote under the Fifteenth Amendment in 1870, at the Perth Amboy Public Library. (Peterson cast his vote in that city.) It is the only print I am aware of and is the one that comes up on every image search. I was alarmed to discover that it was damaged - there is a fold/crack across the image. The Library is unaware of when or how this damage happened.
Popular Culture and American Theatre: Past, Present, and Future
While sometimes overshadowed by popular culture—in the way that movies, television, sports, digital media, fashion, and politics are in the immediate frenetic moment—theatre has nonetheless lasted the march of history and both infiltrated and been infiltrated by popular culture’s force.