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In The Stories We Tell, Tyrese “Bright Flower” Gould Jacinto explores the legacy and endurance of the Nanticoke Lenni-Le...
03/18/2022
Tyrese "Bright Flower" Gould Jacinto, “Upon the Banks of the River”

In The Stories We Tell, Tyrese “Bright Flower” Gould Jacinto explores the legacy and endurance of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape people along the Cohansey River, countering generations of theft and bureaucratic management, by reframing land and water as integral parts of the Lenape to shed light on the rivers’ past, present, and future: https://youtu.be/cM3CDDr0eJk.

The Stories We Tell is a film series that illuminates undertold histories of the American Revolution, presented by Monument Lab as part of a long-term partnership with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the New Jersey Historical Commission. Learn more about the project: https://monumentlab.com/projects/the-stories-we-tell.

The Stories We Tell was created with support from Revolution NJ, New Jersey’s commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States. Interested in learning more about this project and other upcoming initiatives? Join the mailing list: https://bit.ly/revolutionimagine.

Tyrese "Bright Flower" Gould Jacinto on the legacy and endurance of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape people along the Cohansey River, countering generations of the...

Registration is now open for the 2022 NJ History and Historic Preservation Conference! Building a Place for History: Red...
03/18/2022

Registration is now open for the 2022 NJ History and Historic Preservation Conference! Building a Place for History: Rediscovery and Renewal will take place on Friday, June 3, 2022 at the Trenton War Memorial in Trenton, NJ. Register and learn more: https://www.njpreservationconference.org/registration/.

The conference is an annual state-wide educational and networking opportunity for history and historic preservation professionals and volunteers in the fields of architecture, planning, heritage site and museum management, public history, archaeology, municipal preservation commissions, county heritage offices, developers, students, and more.

Do you have a public humanities project that needs support? Great news! The NJ Council for the Humanities is accepting p...
03/17/2022

Do you have a public humanities project that needs support? Great news! The NJ Council for the Humanities is accepting project grant LOIs until March 31. To learn more, please visit: https://njhumanities.org/grants/grants-overview/.

Image: Lecture on Hoboken’s arson wave (1970s-1980s) by Princeton doctoral candidate Dylan Gottlieb (2020). Courtesy of the Hoboken Historical Museum.

#njhumanities #grants

Happy #StPatricksDay2022! Learn below about four artists in the New Jersey State Museum collection who were among the ma...
03/17/2022

Happy #StPatricksDay2022! Learn below about four artists in the New Jersey State Museum collection who were among the many millions of Irish who emigrated to the U.S and made meaningful contributions to the country’s growth.

The New Jersey Association of Museums (NJAM) is now accepting nominations for the prestigious John Cotton Dana Award. Th...
03/16/2022

The New Jersey Association of Museums (NJAM) is now accepting nominations for the prestigious John Cotton Dana Award. The award will be presented in May of this year at NJAM’s annual meeting at Morven Museum and Garden in Princeton, NJ. Nominations are due by Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Review the award criteria and submit a nomination: https://njmuseums.wildapricot.org/Dana-Award.

You can also join NJAM on Monday, March 28, at 2 p.m. EST for “The Inclusion Solution? Welcoming and Belonging Strategies for Small Museums.” While all museums must heed the charge to develop inclusive strategies for their internal and external audiences, smaller museums and historic sites are faced with unique challenges due to size and budget. Cecile Shellman, speaker, author, and independent museum consultant, will share advice from the field on how to implement welcoming strategies while navigating limited resources, staff, and buy-in. Register here: https://njmuseums.wildapricot.org/event-4726385.

#NJhistory #NJAssociationofMuseums #awards #museums

Join our team! The NJ Historical Commission is seeking a termed, part-time Research Assistant to research and organize i...
03/15/2022

Join our team! The NJ Historical Commission is seeking a termed, part-time Research Assistant to research and organize information and resources related to African Americans, Indigenous, Asian, and other people of color in relation to the American Revolution and New Jersey. The deadline to apply is April 4, 2022. View the job description: https://nj.gov/state/historical/assets/pdf/2022-njhc-revnj-research-assistant.pdf.

#NJhistory #jobopportunity #AfricanAmericanHistory #IndigenousHistory #historicalresearch

Last year we celebrated #WomensHistoryMonth with a special webinar, Rising Together: Black Sororities in Pursuit of Lead...
03/15/2022
Rising Together: Black Sororities in Pursuit of Leadership and Service

Last year we celebrated #WomensHistoryMonth with a special webinar, Rising Together: Black Sororities in Pursuit of Leadership and Service. The program explored how the creation of organizations and networks of women, in particular Black sororities, has succeeded in affecting change in the lives of individuals and communities at the local, national, and international levels. Check out a full recording today: https://youtu.be/IOKNBE_iLwc.

The panel was moderated by New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way and featured the following panelists: Tamala Edwards, Weekly Co-Anchor, Action News Mornings, 6-ABC Philadelphia; Kori Davis Porter, Senior Vice President, Content and Business Operations, NBA; Kimbrali Davis, Manager, Bureau of Aeronautics and Multimodal Safety Programs, NJ Department of Transportation; and Lauren Nance, CEO, Nance Communications LLC.

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This is a recording of "Rising Together: Black Sororities in Pursuit of Leadership and Service," a webinar held by the NJ Historical Commission on Monday, Ma...

Next week! Join us for the third virtual discussion in the Revolution NJ series Big Ideas: Concepts for the 250th on Wed...
03/14/2022

Next week! Join us for the third virtual discussion in the Revolution NJ series Big Ideas: Concepts for the 250th on Wednesday, March 23, at 12 p.m. How Does Society Shape Individual Actions and Beliefs? will provide a broad overview of the social science and humanities approach to systemic and structural thinking. Registration: https://bit.ly/350q4X8.

Panelists will specifically discuss the relationship between society and the individual, exploring how our thoughts and actions are influenced by the cultural practices and social structures we create, respond to, and live in.

Our featured speakers are: Dr. Tara J. Yosso, Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Riverside; Dr. Johnathan Rosa, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University; and Kristyn Scorsone, PhD Candidate, Department of American Studies, Rutgers University-Newark & Volunteer Manager, Queer Newark Oral History Project (Moderator)

This virtual event is free to attend with pre-registration. Educators can receive up to 1 hour of PD credits for the session. Learn more about this and other Revolution NJ professional development opportunities by visiting: https://bit.ly/RevNJProfDev.

#RevNJProfDev

Who is excluded and included in our nation? Who has rights? Who doesn’t and why?  These key questions explored by Dr. Al...
03/11/2022

Who is excluded and included in our nation? Who has rights? Who doesn’t and why?

These key questions explored by Dr. Alaina E. Roberts are central to navigating the American experience from the lens of inclusion and exclusion. Viewers of “Exclusion and Inclusion” will get a nuanced approach towards understand how racism influenced the ability of people to be included as full citizens. Alaina E. Roberts is an award-winning historian who studies the intersection of Black and Native American life from the Civil War to the modern day. She is currently an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh. View “Exclusion and Inclusion” today: https://youtu.be/OCtJBmn14uM.

Each month we will spotlight a webinar in the “A Bundle of Silences” series for you to view and explore (all free of charge!) Webinars include an FAQ and additional reading document, a webinar transcript, and image credits. You can access all seven videos and accompanying resources on the NJHC’s YouTube page: https://bit.ly/ABundleOfSilences.

#RevNJProfDev #ABundleofSilences #WomensHistoryMonth #NJhistory

“What would a fuller and transformative history of this place require?”The NJHC is thrilled to join Monument Lab in anno...
03/10/2022

“What would a fuller and transformative history of this place require?”

The NJHC is thrilled to join Monument Lab in announcing The Stories We Tell, a film series that illuminates undertold histories of the American Revolution, as part of a long-term partnership between Monument Lab, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the NJHC. View the full series on our YouTube page: https://bit.ly/NJHC_StoriesWeTell.

Informed by a larger collaborative Artistic Research Residency with New Jersey-based artists, educators, and historians convened by Monument Lab in Summer 2020, this series explores the process of history making, decontextualization and historical erasure as it manifests at sites associated with the American Revolution.

Collaborators approached commemorating the Revolutionary period through unearthing the legacies of Black and Indigenous historical figures and places, interrogating the motivations of previous generations of formal and informal storytellers, and making connections to contemporary revolutionary movements.

In each video in the series, the featured participants explore the processes of history making, memory keeping, erasure, and restoration. Learn more: https://monumentlab.com/projects/the-stories-we-tell.

The Stories We Tell was created with support from Revolution NJ, New Jersey’s commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States. Interested in learning more about this project and other upcoming initiatives? Join the mailing list: https://bit.ly/revolutionimagine.

Image credit: “Rethink the Narrative,” The Stories We Tell (Production Still)

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A recording of the NJHC's recent webinar “Never Forget: The Slave Trade and Middle Passage on New Jersey’s Shores” is no...
03/09/2022
Never Forget: The Slave Trade and Middle Passage on New Jersey's Shores

A recording of the NJHC's recent webinar “Never Forget: The Slave Trade and Middle Passage on New Jersey’s Shores” is now available on our YouTube page: https://youtu.be/XofZtY6nT2U.

New Jersey’s shores were sites for the international slave trade in the eighteenth century. This panel, recorded on Wednesday, February 23, at 6 p.m., honored the lives of the people sold here, shared the history of the Middle Passage in New Jersey and highlighted the recently installed historical markers that memorialize this injustice.

Featured panelists included Ann Chinn, Director of the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project; Derek Davis, Board Member, Camden County Historical Society; and William Galetta, Independent Scholar. The panel was moderated by Noelle Lorraine Williams. Director of the African American History Program at the New Jersey Historical Commission. RJ McDowell, the daughter of New Jersey's beloved poet and author Sandra Turner Barnes, recited two of her mother's poems in her honor.

We are pleased to share answers to a list of questions the panelists were not able to address during the session: https://www.state.nj.us/state/historical/assets/pdf/never-forget-questions.pdf.

The African American History Program was recently reinstated at the Commission and its speaker series “Black Is” educates and engages the general public about New Jersey history and historical sites.

#slavery #middlepassage #perthamboy #camden #njhistory #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #blackis #newjerseyhistory #lessonplans #corybooker

“Never Forget: The Slave Trade and Middle Passage on New Jersey's Shores”A program of the New Jersey Historical CommissionDescription:New Jersey’s shores wer...

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Having a lot of fun with this one! Such great New Jersey Motorsports history.
Please share this petition to save the Tomlinson Mansion.
The story of America’s oldest white oak, 619 years, stood guard over a meeting between George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette. Distributed by 1091 Media, our film is now available for rent or purchase. Perfect for tree lovers and history buffs! #ArborDay
Please enjoy & share this link to my photos of the John Abbott II House in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey.
Peter Cavicchia ran for Newark City Commissioner in 1929. He was elected to the 72nd, 73rd, and 74th Congresses as a Republican serving from March 4, 1931 to January 3, 1937 in the House of Representatives representing New Jersey’s 11th congressional district. He was the first member of Congress born in Italy and the first Italian-American to be elected from a New Jersey district. This historical website about him may be of interest:
We are pleased to introduce and welcome another new and timely addition to the Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair muster roll for 2019 - Save Ellis Island, Inc.! What better time for this organization to join the ranks of participants at the #NJHistoryFair as our country once again grapples with the heated issue of immigration. Along with the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island has become a symbol of our immigration past. It stands as a reminder that we are a country built on the foundation of immigrant moxy and determination against all odds; on the dream and belief that a new and better life was possible here. It is that dream that continually fueled the growth of our country from the early colonial period through to the present day. Most among us have immigrant roots in our own family histories and it is high among the goals of Save Ellis Island Inc. to help us connect to those stories. While its primary mission is to rehabilitate the historic Island buildings and create compelling exhibitions it’s broader objectives are to “communicate, tell stories and begin dialogues about those who bravely came before us to help build the country we live in today; remind us where we came from, and tell us who we are;” and to create “a place of learning and intellectual exchange.” So make sure Saturday, September 14th is on your calendars and plan to spend a few hours at the #SpiritoftheJerseys State History Fair at #MonmouthBattlefieldStatePark in Manalapan. Look for the Save Ellis Island table, learn about what they do and get inspired to connect with your own family immigration stories - whatever they may be! #immigrantsgetthejobdone #immigrationhistory #SaveEllisIsland #EllisIsland #SpiritoftheJerseysStateHistoryFair #NJStateHistoryFair #NewJerseyHistoryFair #NewJerseyHistory #NJHistory #socialstudiesteachers #historyteacher #njteacher #njteachers #teacher #teachers
Father’s Day Celebration – Tribute to Captain James Elwood McBride.... Edited for Tribute from The McBride Family Oyster Enterprises by Ambassador Dr. Jacqueline McBride-Jones, Daughter of Captain James Elwood McBride, June 16, 2019 In Remembrance…Honors Bestowed on Father’s Day, 2019 Captain James Elwood McBride was the first African American boat owner, captain, and entrepreneur in the oyster industry, within the Mid-Atlantic region. He was the owner of boats: Popeye, Ronnie and Melvin, Ariel, and W. L. Rose. After Captain McBride’s tragic death in 1963, Mrs. Lucy McBride, an entrepreneur, became CEO and one of the first “Women CEO of the Maritime” to own and operate a fleet of boats. Also, Mrs. McBride was the first African American women to serve as the Parent Teachers Association, P. T. A., President in the region. Let's add Capt. McBride to NJHS events and recognition. Thank you, Ambassador Dr. Jacqueline McBride Jones
Looking for CARS years 1929-1991 for an HBO series. Filming April 2019-October 2019. Please send email to: [email protected] **Include Photo, make, model, and availability **Must be within 50 miles of Hudson Valley **Paid a day rate Thank you!
In honor of women history month, how a Turkish immigrant, former socialite, and diplomat's wife turned Chatham Township, NJ, into a home to boxing legends. ://gardenstatelegacy.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=395c05461fde167d9649e53e7&id=9818cfb6ea&e=ba24470a66
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I wrote this for the The Record yesterday about New Bridge Landing's open-house summer tour. I absolutely loved the spot. Thanks to the Bergen County Historical Society for their overwhelming hospitality.