Now that Groundhog Day and the Super Bowl are behind us, spring cannot far behind--even if the groundhog did see his shadow. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities at Rutgers-Camden will be offering three historic preservation workshops, beginning March 10. Registration is open now. Whether you are interested in learning about preservation at the local level, how to fix up your old home, or how to preserve and interpret historical landscapes, we have something for you!
Author Scott M. Deitche is originally from Fords, NJ! His newest book is Garden State Gangland: The Rise of the Mob in New Jersey. Meet him @ our Fords Branch Library on Saturday, February 10 @ 11:00 AM.
The New Jersey Historical Commission, Rutgers University Libraries, and Monmouth University are proud to announce that the latest edition of the peer-reviewed New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal (NJS) is now available online. Free access to all content is available at: http://njs.libraries.rutgers.edu.
I am looking for any extant records of apprenticeship indentures in New Jersey in the early- to mid-19th century - specifically, I am trying to track down any record of Thomas Mundy Peterson's apprenticeship to Ezra Mundy of Metuchen (then Woodbridge). Peterson mentioned he had served such an apprenticeship in an undated newspaper interview but gave no details. It would have been after the Petersons moved to Perth Amboy in 1828. Peterson was born in 1824. I am not sure what the average age a boy would be appenticed, but that would narrow down the time period.
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities spring continuing education classes begin next week. Come join the fun as we learn about how to better advocate for and preserve the historic fabric of our built environment to create stronger, more vibrant communities.
This program is provided in partnership with the New Jersey Historic Trust
In preparation for the upcoming anniversary of passage of the Nineteenth Amendment granting women the right to vote, the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers and the National Park Service is seeking proposals for brief essays on the woman suffrage movement. The primary purpose of the essays is to provide online context for a new National Park Service travel itinerary and website on women’s history and the Nineteenth Amendment.
In the years following the First World War, some towns built new "memorial" municipal buildings, dedicated to the memory of those who served in "The Great War." I know that there were some in New Jersey, including some that have since been demolished.
I am looking for a list of such First World War-era memorial municipal buildings in New Jersey and which are still standing - I know, for example, Woodbridge had one that was demolished and that Carteret still has one standing. Are/were there any others?
Have you always wanted to know more about the buildings in your community, or about how historic preservation can strengthen communities, enhance the quality of life, and promote heritage tourism and economic development? Looking for something to stimulate your curiosity and drive away the winter blahs?
Dear H-New-Jersey subscribers,