History

“Discovering Grant Castner” showcases candid, unvarnished snapshots of our state's ordinary people and places at the turn of the 20th century....
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Dr. King, who lived in Camden for a time and began his initial fight for civil rights in Maple Shade, had "an ability to speak across lines: Black and white, North and South, left and right."...
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Local veteran and writer David Sears details a harrowing story of NJ heroes in World War II's Battle of the Atlantic....
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The Shirelles' Beverly Lee and the Angels' Peggy Santiglia Ricker also shared their stories in But Will You Love Me Tomorrow?, a recently released oral history....
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Progress stirs up painful memories and raises questions about who gets to tell Hoboken's stories, including the ten deadly, suspicious fires of the 1970s and '80s....
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A local nonprofit refuses to let the island's abandoned medical buildings crumble into the sea....
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The 57-acre Cumberland County farm hired thousands of Japanese Americans who were being held in internment camps during the war. ...
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Known locally as the slave house for many years, the circa-1800 structure may soon be a historic landmark....
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Highlands Ridge Park is home to a strange sight: hundreds of old telephone poles standing like trees....
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The Atlantic City Pop Festival was arguably the greatest assemblage of recording artists to ever perform at the Shore....
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From shocking factoids to forgotten history, our extensive list of items that even the most seasoned New Jerseyans might not know about our home....
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In Len Lomell: D-Day Hero, author Steven Gillon explains how Leonard Lomell's battlefield exploits made him a war hero....
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Researching and writing her new memoir brought Dionne Ford, who is a survivor of sexual assault, "a lot of comfort and courage."...
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Scenic grounds in Bordentown that belonged to Joseph Bonaparte—Napoleon’s older brother and the ex-king of Naples and Spain—are set to open this spring....
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The Garden State gets the credit for creating some of America's iconic pastimes and products. ...
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Mary Treat, a naturalist who lived and worked in South Jersey, also corresponded with Charles Darwin, who praised her findings. ...
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"My childhood playground was a part of the rich history of Burlington County, a portal to freedom during slavery."...
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When Jay Reinert designed Hadrohouse, he wanted to capture the enthusiasm generated by the 19th-century discovery of dinosaur bones nearby....
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Deemed one of the state's most endangered buildings in 2018, the Woodstown structure is now home to Farmers & Bankers Brewing—and a future event space....
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Developers are capitalizing on these historic, character-rich spaces—turning them into restaurants, event spaces, offices and even a vape shop....
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