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12/07/2023

COME WITNESS HISTORY AT NEW JERSEY’S WASHINGTON CROSSING STATE PARK There will be living history reenactments, stories, fife and drum corp, cannons, camp fires, a food truck, and presentations on […]

Check out this NJ Spotlight News interview with our Executive Director about New Jersey's preparations for the upcoming ...
12/06/2023

Check out this NJ Spotlight News interview with our Executive Director about New Jersey's preparations for the upcoming 250th!

More information and resources can be found at: revnj.org

Revolution NJ

The USA;s 250th anniversary will be celebrated in 2026 and preparations are already underway to note NJ’s place in that history..

12/06/2023

📣Call for Posters!📣

We’re accepting applications for poster sessions for the 2024 New Jersey History and Historic Preservation Conference, To and From: Connecting History by Road, Rail and River, which will be held at the Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal and New Jersey City University on June 5th & 6th!

The poster session is an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students, new professionals, and organizations to present project-based work in historic preservation, history, archaeology, architecture, planning, museum studies, and/or public history in a creative, visual format. Posters chosen for display at the conference will have the opportunity to be entered in the Poster Competition. Through a generous donation by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a first-place prize of $250, a second-place prize of $150, and a third-place prize of $100 will be awarded to the top three posters.

Deadline for submission is Friday, March 1, 2024.

To access the Call for Posters, please visit:
https://friendsofnjheritagedotorg.files.wordpress.com/2023/11/call-for-posters-nov-2023.pdf

To submit a proposal, please visit:
https://fs18.formsite.com/CyNONp/1hjx9sltce/index

For more information, please visit:
https://www.njpreservationconference.org/

America 250 just released their new logo for the upcoming anniversary! Share your thoughts on the design with us and Rev...
12/05/2023

America 250 just released their new logo for the upcoming anniversary! Share your thoughts on the design with us and Revolution NJ in the comments below ⬇

All of us at Revolution NJ, New Jersey Historical Commission - NJHC and Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area are discussing the Semiquincentennial Commission's 250th logo. What do YOU think about it?

Join NJHC and Education Northwest on December 6th for a presentation of the report from our year-long survey into Indige...
12/04/2023

Join NJHC and Education Northwest on December 6th for a presentation of the report from our year-long survey into Indigenous history education in New Jersey.

Register for the zoom link at http://bit.ly/NJIE

12/04/2023

Can you imagine rowing through ice floes and then trudging through a blizzard in the middle of the night, with miles to go before your destination is reached — especially when that destination is a battle to decide the fate of your country?

11/30/2023

Interested in learning how to use public humanities practices to discover, preserve, and celebrate your community? Join us for a virtual information session on Monday, December 11, at noon!

Join us on December 6th from 12:00- 1:30pm as Education Northwest Senior Advisor, Mandy Smoker Broaddus, shares the resu...
11/29/2023

Join us on December 6th from 12:00- 1:30pm as Education Northwest Senior Advisor, Mandy Smoker Broaddus, shares the results of our year-long project to better understand gaps in accessible resources and information about Indigenous history in our state.

Register here for the zoom link: bit.ly/NJIE

Here are some new traditions you can include during your Thanksgiving to uplift the past and present experiences of Indi...
11/22/2023

Here are some new traditions you can include during your Thanksgiving to uplift the past and present experiences of Indigenous peoples in America.

Links to the suggested resources can be found at linktr.ee/njhc

Do you have additional suggestions? Please share them in the comments below!

Original blog credit: https://bioneers.org/how-to-indigenize-thanksgiving/

Congratulations to all the 2023 National Book Award winners - including our conference keynote speaker, Dr. Ned Blackhaw...
11/16/2023

Congratulations to all the 2023 National Book Award winners - including our conference keynote speaker, Dr. Ned Blackhawk!! 🥳

Join us tomorrow (11/17) as Dr. Blackhawk shares research from his award-winning book "The Rediscovery of American: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History" and discover why this honor was so highly deserved.

A limited number of tickets are still available at bit.ly/23njhc

Announcing the Winners of the 2023 National Book Awards! The 74th Ceremony & Benefit Dinner was hosted by LeVar Burton and featured special guest Oprah Winfrey.

Our Revolution NJ table is back in action at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities  conference. Come stop by our...
11/15/2023

Our Revolution NJ table is back in action at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities conference. Come stop by our booth to learn more about New Jersey’s history and try your luck on our plinko board.

See you there!

New Jersey History Day's team is looking for a new State Coordinator located at William Paterson University of New Jerse...
11/15/2023

New Jersey History Day's team is looking for a new State Coordinator located at William Paterson University of New Jersey. This position will help plan and facilitate New Jersey History Day and foster the study of history in New Jersey.

Apply at https://www.higheredjobs.com/details.cfm?JobCode=178584363

We are still seeking a dedicated State Coordinator! Apply at the link here.

11/15/2023

Session proposals are due in 2 weeks! 📣

The Friends of New Jersey Heritage along with our co-hosts are pleased to present the 2024 New Jersey History and Historic Preservation Conference at New Jersey City University on June 5th & 6th. This year’s theme is, To and From: Connecting History by Road, Rail, and River.

Help shape the 2024 conference! This year's conference will focus on the themes of: Transportation, Community, and Heritage Tourism Development. Proposals that emphasize diverse figures, events, and narratives are strongly encouraged.

The deadline to submit session proposals is November 28, 2023.

To access the Call for Sessions, please visit:
https://friendsofnjheritagedotorg.files.wordpress.com/2023/11/2024-call-for-proposals_revised-nov-2023.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3J-tfIXVR33TozhlPrqRlfxSbDZ6-We4_rk1_ThPviKbKbeP7xJ6WpXZc

To submit a proposal, please visit:
https://fs18.formsite.com/CyNONp/n7mxmcfuad/index?fbclid=IwAR3UmTYvUnX1iwVYLKbGOQJi7K24XjExdXSKgpEV3SVEMuJ0AKf8K1MTP9o

For more information, please visit:
https://www.njpreservationconference.org/?fbclid=IwAR2tuw7bSDgJKPxBUz6uxOiIwKw1wNghkSniiWYqLV17ywViDVGuk2uMLEk

Join us on November 17th for a conversation with Passaic County’s Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs and NJHC's A...
11/14/2023

Join us on November 17th for a conversation with Passaic County’s Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs and NJHC's African American History Program Director, Noelle Lorraine Williams as they discuss Passaic County's Expanding the Narrative initiative.

This session will serve as an excellent case study for any organization seeking to expand their own narrative.

Tickets at bit.ly/23njhc

Do you think of the American Revolution as a civil war? Join our phenomenal panel of presenters on November 17th as they...
11/13/2023

Do you think of the American Revolution as a civil war?

Join our phenomenal panel of presenters on November 17th as they explore this idea and demonstrate the many complex reasons why people chose to support the British.

Tickets at bit.ly/23njhc
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From Ignored to Honored: Changing Views of the Loyalists, by Dr. Maxine Lurie (Seton Hall University)
Native American Participation in the Revolution, by Claire Garland (Sandhill Indian History Association)
Choosing Sides: Interpreting the Loyalist Experience in Revolutionary Morris County, by Eric Olsen (Morristown National Historic Park)
Colonel Tye’s Fight for Freedom by Thomas Hoffman and Jennifer Cox, Gateway National Recreation Area - Sandy Hook, NJ

Moderated by Vought House Resident Historian, Dr. Donald Sherblom

Gateway National Recreation Area Sand Hill Indian History 1759 Vought House Morristown National Historical Park

11/11/2023

Today we commemorate Veterans Day, extending our gratitude to all those who have worn a uniform in service to our country. Thank you!

Our annual conference will feature the latest research on the American Revolution, but how do we connect this knowledge ...
11/11/2023

Our annual conference will feature the latest research on the American Revolution, but how do we connect this knowledge with our communities?

During our "Recapturing the Revolution: Saving and Sharing our History" panel on November 17th, Sue Kozel, Public Historian, and Julie Diddell, National Vice Chair of the Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association - W3R, will discuss their experiences sharing Revolutionary history with the public. This session will be moderated by Ashley Abruzzo from Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area.

Tickets at bit.ly/23njhc

Do you know how the Delaware and Lenape nations shaped the American Revolution? Join us on November 17th as our keynote ...
11/08/2023

Do you know how the Delaware and Lenape nations shaped the American Revolution?

Join us on November 17th as our keynote speaker, Dr. Ned Blackhawk, shifts our perspective and reveals how conflict with Indigenous nations propelled American colonists towards revolution.

Dr. Blackhawk's talk will be moderated by Dr. Jack Tchen, Founding Director of The Public History Project and Director of the Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience.

Tickets on sale now at bit.ly/23njhc

11/08/2023

Reach new audiences and have greater impact. Join the Families First Discovery Pass Program! Reach new audiences and have greater impact. The Families First Discovery Pass program was launched in 2019

11/07/2023

Happy Election Day, New Jersey! Polls are open from 6AM – 8PM today. Make your voices heard! Get the details on where to vote at Vote.NJ.Gov.

From shipwrecks to munities, there's so much history hidden just beneath our feet.Click through the photos below for a s...
11/05/2023

From shipwrecks to munities, there's so much history hidden just beneath our feet.

Click through the photos below for a sneak peek at what findings our "Buried Revolution: Land and Sea" panelists will reveal at the New Jersey Historical Commission's annual conference on November 17th.

For tickets visit: bit.ly/23njhc
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Picture 1: Photo cred to College of Humanities and Social Science, Red Bank Battlefield Field School
Picture 2: This mural was painted on canvas by John Wanamaker of Philadelphia for Fred & Ethel Noyes, c. 1965. In 2007, Tony Coppola of the Inn at Historic Smithville Village gave the rights to the mural to the Sons of the American Revolution. Credit: Col. Richard Somers Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution.
Picture 3: Photo credit to National Park Service at Morristown National Historic Park
Picture 4: Photo Credit to Monmouth Battlefield State Park


Redbank Battlefield Park Steve Nagiewicz Wade Catts

We so often hear stories about male soldiers during the American Revolution, but how did women navigate this period in A...
11/03/2023

We so often hear stories about male soldiers during the American Revolution, but how did women navigate this period in American history?

To find out join our "Reframing Revolutionary Women" panelists on November 17th as they share their research on the complexities and challenges women faced during the Revolutionary Era.

Tickets at bit.ly/23njhc
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"The Proper Education of Your Daughters:" Women's Education in New Jersey by Dr. Lucia McMahon, William Paterson University

Black Women, Family, and Family Separation in Revolutionary Era Virginia by Adam McNeil, Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Jersey Women in the Midst of the Continental Army by Dr. Steven Elliott, Rutgers University - Newark

Moderated by Dr. Janet Moore Lindman, Chair of the History Department at Rowan University



William Paterson University of New Jersey Rowan University College of Humanities & Social Sciences Federated Department of History at Rutgers University-Newark and NJIT Rutgers History Department

Join our outstanding panelists on November 17th as they share their research on African American experiences of the Amer...
11/01/2023

Join our outstanding panelists on November 17th as they share their research on African American experiences of the American Revolution and highlight the difficult decisions individuals made to preserve and secure their own freedom.

Tickets at bit.ly/23njhc

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"At War, At Sea: The Legacy of James Forten as a Revolutionary War Veteran" by Matthew Skic, Curator of Exhibitions, Museum of the American Revolution

"Liberty by Any means" by Dolly Marshall, Historian & Preservationist

"The Revolutionary World of a New Jersey Free Black Family" by Larry Kidder,
Historian & Author

"The Quest for Absolute Freedom" by Beverly Mills and Elaine Buck, co-founders of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum

Moderated by Dr. Hettie Williams, Associate Professor in African American History at Monmouth University, President of the African American Intellectual History Society

Revolution NJ

10/30/2023

Call for Sessions! 📣

The Friends of New Jersey Heritage along with our co-hosts are pleased to present the 2024 New Jersey History and Historic Preservation Conference at New Jersey City University on June 5th & 6th. This year’s theme is, To and From: Connecting History by Road, Rail, and River.

Help shape the 2024 conference! This year's conference will focus on the themes of: Transportation, Community, and Heritage Tourism Development. Proposals that emphasize diverse figures, events, and narratives are strongly encouraged.

The deadline to submit session proposals is November 28, 2023.

To access the Call for Sessions, please visit:
https://friendsofnjheritagedotorg.files.wordpress.com/2023/11/2024-call-for-proposals_revised-nov-2023.pdf

To submit a proposal, please visit:
https://fs18.formsite.com/CyNONp/n7mxmcfuad/index

For more information, please visit:
https://www.njpreservationconference.org/

Do you know a New Jersey teacher who is doing an outstanding job teaching African American History?  Show your appreciat...
10/26/2023

Do you know a New Jersey teacher who is doing an outstanding job teaching African American History? Show your appreciation by nominating them for the Mildred Barry Garvin Prize!

Nominations will be accepted through November 1st. Submission details can be found at https://nj.gov/state/historical/his-awards.shtml

The New Jersey Historical Commission is on the road! Join the Commission for their next meeting on October 30th at 10:30...
10/25/2023

The New Jersey Historical Commission is on the road! Join the Commission for their next meeting on October 30th at 10:30am at the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum (SSAAM).

For those attending in-person, SSAAM will offer a tour of the Mt. Zion AME church and provide additional information about on-site events with their True Family Farmstead and garden.

If you wish to join the New Jersey Historical Commission's meeting remotely, please register for the zoom link at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8pZNDWyIQR-AY1SKy9IoXw

Don't miss your chance to get a discounted ticket to NJHC's annual conference! Early bird tickets on sale now through Oc...
10/20/2023

Don't miss your chance to get a discounted ticket to NJHC's annual conference! Early bird tickets on sale now through October 27th.

This one-day conference will feature new ideas for how to share the history of the American Revolution in your community/museums as well as the latest research on previously under-studied aspects of the Revolution such as the experiences of women, African Americans, and Indigenous peoples.

Tickets can be found at bit.ly/23njhc

America250 Revolution NJ

Two days left to submit your idea for a poster at NJHC's annual conference!This is a great opportunity for students and ...
10/18/2023

Two days left to submit your idea for a poster at NJHC's annual conference!

This is a great opportunity for students and early-career professionals to showcase their research on New Jersey history and connect with others in the field. The full-day event on November 17th will also offer panels and workshops on under-studied aspects of the American Revolution and a keynote presentation from 2023 National Book Award Finalist, Dr. Ned Blackhawk.

For submission information and guidelines visit bit.ly/njp23

Join The League of Historical Societies of New Jersey on November 13th at 11am for a free webinar on New Jersey History ...
10/17/2023

Join The League of Historical Societies of New Jersey on November 13th at 11am for a free webinar on New Jersey History Day! Margaret Renn, New Jersey History Day Director, will discuss how history organizations can support NJHD, including serving as volunteer judges or providing research assistance to student historians.

Register for the zoom link at: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpfuyupzssGtEzHsTdtcGNwAXPS-3Qlwox #/registration

New Jersey National History Day

10/16/2023

Come to the 2023 NJ Conference to learn how big events provide an economic boost & can showcase downtowns. New Jersey Historical Commission - NJHC's Sara Cureton, New Jersey Economic Development Authority's Christie Huus, NY/NJ World Cup 2026 Host City's Lauren LaRusso, Metuchen Downtown Alliance's Dawn Mackey & moderator Tara Dowdell Group's Tara Dowdell share their experiences. Join us 👉www.dnjconference.com

Thanks to Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP for sponsoring our "Big Events, Big Opportunities" session!

Did you know that student tickets to our annual conference are only $5? This event is a great opportunity to not only le...
10/13/2023

Did you know that student tickets to our annual conference are only $5? This event is a great opportunity to not only learn something new about the American Revolution but also connect with fellow students and professionals in the field.

The conference will offer a keynote address from Dr. Ned Blackhawk, workshops from The Old Barracks Museum and the New Jersey State Archives, and panels featuring new research on under-studied aspects of the Revolution.

Tickets on sale now at bit.ly/23njhc

Made By Us Revolution NJ America250 History Department at Montclair State University Kean University Department of History Rowan University History Department Monmouth University - Department of History and Anthropology Rutgers History Department Federated Department of History at Rutgers University-Newark and NJIT Rutgers Camden History Club

Are you interested in applying for an Inclusive History Grant, but have questions about the process? Get your questions ...
10/12/2023

Are you interested in applying for an Inclusive History Grant, but have questions about the process? Get your questions answered at our Virtual Office Hours with Chief Grants Officer Shawn Crisafulli this Friday at 11am!

Register here to receive the zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItd--sqj4sHdVaRy2lcB54-4kzaLoUpcTc #/registration

Picture featuring a collage from FY24 Inclusive History Grant Recipient, 1719 William Trent House Museum

Call for posters deadline extended to October 20th!Poster guidelines and submission information can be found at: bit.ly/...
10/11/2023

Call for posters deadline extended to October 20th!

Poster guidelines and submission information can be found at: bit.ly/njp23

It's awards season here at NJHC! We are currently accepting nominations for:- Richard P. McCormick Prize for outstanding...
10/11/2023

It's awards season here at NJHC!

We are currently accepting nominations for:

- Richard P. McCormick Prize for outstanding scholarly publications on NJ history

- Awards of Recognition for individuals and organizations who have made a significant contribution towards sharing or preserving New Jersey's history

- Mildred Barry Garvin Prize for outstanding teaching of African American history in New Jersey

Submit your nominations for the Richard P. McCormick Prize, Awards of Recognition, and the Mildred Barry Garvin Prize at bit.ly/NJHCAwards

One day left to register for Sankofa Collaborative's next in-person workshop, Part II of "Slavery in New Jersey - It Hap...
10/10/2023

One day left to register for Sankofa Collaborative's next in-person workshop, Part II of "Slavery in New Jersey - It Happened Here, Too."

Sponsored by the New Jersey Historical Commission and New Jersey Council for the Humanities, this full-day program on October 11th will discuss the history of slavery in New Jersey and feature panels on finding connections with Africa, tracing individual family histories, and researching community histories.

To register, visit: https://sankofacollaborative.org/upcoming-programs

Reminder that Declarations of Intent (DOI) to apply for our Inclusive History Grant Program are due on October 16th! If ...
10/06/2023

Reminder that Declarations of Intent (DOI) to apply for our Inclusive History Grant Program are due on October 16th!

If you have any questions about the grant program, we encourage you to attend our Virtual Office Hours on October 13th.

Register here for the zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItd--sqj4sHdVaRy2lcB54-4kzaLoUpcTc #/registration

Grant submission guidelines can be found at:https://nj.gov/state/historical/assets/pdf/grants/FY-2024-Inclusive-History-Grant-Guidelines.pdf

Picture featuring Inclusive Grant recipient, Kenilworth Historical Society, Inc., engaging with community members.

Congratulations to our Annual Conference Keynote Speaker, Dr. Ned Blackhawk, for being named a 2023 National Book Award ...
10/05/2023

Congratulations to our Annual Conference Keynote Speaker, Dr. Ned Blackhawk, for being named a 2023 National Book Award Finalist! 🥳

Dr. Blackhawk's recent publication, "The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History," centers Indigenous peoples' experiences of and their impact on American history.

To learn more about Dr. Blackhawk's research for the book, come to NJHC's Annual Conference on November 17th. Early bird tickets now on sale at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unfinished-revolution-new-perspectives-on-the-american-revolution-in-nj-tickets-691944242857?aff=oddtdtcreator

National Book Foundation Yale University Press

Official Website of the New Jersey Historical Commission's 2021 Virtual Conference, "We're Still Here: Indigenous History and Persistence in New Jersey."

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