Historic Jersey

Jersey’s fossil history is full of intrigue—and landmark discoveries....
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In "The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World," author Sarah Weinman shines a light on the New Jersey girl who inspired the controversial novel. ...
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The Military Technology Museum of New Jersey has about 100 U.S. and foreign military vehicles, spanning from World War II to the Cold War. It also showcases New Jersey’s contribution to wartime manufacturing....
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Grand Old Flags Fly in Clifton

September 5, 2018

On Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, the September 11 anniversary and Veterans Day, volunteers plant flags on the lawns of Clifton's sprawling municipal complex, each bearing a nameplate identifying a local vet, living or deceased....
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Newark’s historic cathedral soars to spiritual and architectural heights....
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What went on between the ears of the legendary Princeton genius? More than 60 years after his death, we’re still pondering that mystery....
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When Cape May Had a Navy

April 24, 2018

A new book documents the Revolutionary exploits of Cape May privateers against British ships....
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Fifty years after his assassination, the civil rights leader still inspires three lifelong activists who were privileged to work alongside him. ...
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New Jersey women have shaped the direction of the state and the nation. The New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail features 94 sites that help tell the story of their achievements....
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225 years ago, North America’s first manned flight touched down in southern New Jersey. ...
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A new book about the 1947 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers profiles important members of each team....
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A Warren County estate where history and a bit of presidential mischief were made stands as a monument to the Gilded Age....
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Some 570,000 men, Captain Harry S. Truman among them, passed through Camp Merritt before shipping off to fight in the war....
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In the summer of 1967, the streets of Newark exploded in violence. Here is a first-hand account of the tragic events that changed the city forever....
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Fifty years ago, the world’s most powerful leaders and diplomats descended on a South Jersey college town to talk peace....
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When WWII broke, three brothers took divergent paths, each tracing a different aspect of the bloody conflict. A new book chronicles their story....
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After unearthing two cast-iron coffins beneath the future site of the Prudential center, a tenacious archaeologist unravels the mystery of Newark’s mummies....
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A new book by former NJM senior editor Michael Callahan speculates on the mystery behind of the 1937 Miss America pageant. ...
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At Princeton during wartime, the great man joined students in reading from the Haggadah....
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Grover Cleveland was born in a modest, wood-framed house in Caldwell 180 years ago this month. Today, that house is a state historic site....
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