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2019 EXHIBITORS LIST

Confirmed as of July 29, 2019. Check back for continuing updates and additions as the fair approaches!

Submit an application to join these organizations as an exhibitor at Spirit of the Jerseys.

 

Abe Lincoln in New Jersey
www.nj-lincoln.com

Robert Costello portrays Abraham Lincoln. He has extensive knowledge of the 16th President and the history of his time.

Advocates for New Jersey History
www.facebook.com/advocatesnjhistory/

The Advocates for New Jersey History advocate and lobby for sufficient resources to promote public history and preserve our historic resources.  We encourage New Jersey’s citizenry and visitors to develop a common cultural context and enhance the vitality of state and local economies.

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, New Jersey Chapter
www.aahgsnj.org

We encourage and assist people researching their family roots. Additionally, we present and sometimes correct historical lore to those willing to listen. 

Allaire Village
www.allairevillage.org

Allaire Village, Inc. oversees development, restoration, preservation, interpretation, and operation of the Historic Howell Works within Allaire State Park. The Historic Village at Allaire promotes the historical significance of the Howell Works (circa 1836) through interpretive programs, demonstrations, tours, and exhibits designed to present a “living history” experience to visitors.  

American Historical Theatre
www.ahtheatre.org

AHT is a 501(c) 3 organization. Our Actor/Historians educate, entertain and inspire through Living History. Our first-person interpreters encourage audience members to encounter and interact with history, developing empathy and underscoring the role of choice.

American Revolution Round Table of South Jersey
arrtosj.blogspot.com

The Round Table is dedicated to promoting and supporting interest in the American Revolution in South Jersey. We meet monthly for presentations on topics concerning the Revolutionary era. Our speaker schedule runs from September to June. All meetings are open to the public.

Archaeological Society of New Jersey
www.asnj.org

The ASNJ is a non-profit, all volunteer state-wide organization aimed at promoting the archaeology of New Jersey, education, and preservation. Our main purpose is to support preservation of important archaeological sites and artifact collections, and to encourage and assist in their study by approved professional methods.

Armed Forces Heritage Museum
www.afhmus.org

AFHM’s mission is to "Preserve, Honor, and Educate the public on the history of the military in NJ and the surrounding region." Projects and initiatives include the mobile museum exhibit and living history videos and documentaries featuring veterans who have distinguished themselves through service to our great country.

Asbury Park Historical Society
aphistoricalsociety.org

The Asbury Park Historical Society, headquartered in the Stephen Crane House, advances the understanding and appreciation of anything of historical value to Asbury Park, a 148-year-old world-famous shore community. Initiatives include archival collections, landmark restoration and preservation, scholarly research, outreach, programs, exhibits and lectures.

Battlefield Restoration and Archaeological Volunteer Organization (BRAVO)
https://bravodigs.org/

Welcome to BRAVO, a nonprofit organization whose members are interested in the preservation and correct interpretation of our historical past through archaeology. BRAVO volunteers gain a great deal of archaeological experience working at various sites throughout New Jersey as well as in other states and countries but our main focus is on battlefield archaeology. Through the use of metal detectors, total station laser transits, survey grade RTK GPS, ArcView GIS mapping software and standard archaeological work we are uncovering clues to our country’s past and correcting many misconceptions in written history.

Battleground Historical Society

The Society has marked over 100 houses over 100 years old and has saved and restored to its 1815 appearance the historic tavern The Village Inn in Englishtown which we use as our headquarters and museum.

Battleship New Jersey
www.battleshipnewjersey.org

The Battleship New Jersey is a non-profit museum and memorial on the Camden Waterfront. The Battleship offers tours, educational programs, event and meeting rental space, and overnights.  The Battleship New Jersey is our nation's most decorated and largest battleship. 

Bordentown Historical Society
www.BordentownHistory.org

Since 1930, the Bordentown Historical Society has worked to preserve and educate people about our area's history. From Joseph Borden, to Francis Hopkinson, to Thomas Paine, to Joseph Bonaparte, to Clara Barton, Bordentown's heritage runs deep with stories to tell. Stop by our table and hear some of those stories.

Boxwood Hall State Historic Site

Boxwood Hall State Historic Site is an 18th-century mansion with ties to persons of national, state & local importance, including Alexander Hamilton & George Washington. As a witness to the history of NJ, Boxwood Hall programs also include discussions of little-known or forgotten residents.

Burlington County Division of Parks
www.co.burlington.nj.us/235/Parks

We are a government agency that oversees Historic Smithville, an industrial village (1776-1969); the Historic Burlington County Prison Museum (1811-1965); and the Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences. We work closely with over 40 other historic sites throughout Burlington County. 

Cape May County History Roundtable

Our roundtable is a coalition of history organizations, museums and historic sites in Cape May County which provide the varied history of the county to the public.

102nd Cavalry WWII Reenactment Unit

The 102nd Cavalry Group, consisting of the 38th and 102nd Cavalry Squadrons, was assigned to the First Army and attached to V Corps during its three years overseas during World War II. We portray a Living History Unit dedicated to the memory and bravery of the 102nd Cav.

Central Jersey Genealogical Club
www.cjgcnj.com

The Central Jersey Genealogical Club (CJGC) was founded in 1994. The CJGC is open to all those interested in genealogy - beginner or experienced. Our goals are to add to local community resources and provide membership education. Each monthly meeting features a speaker with advanced knowledge of the topic.

County of Passaic, Department of Cultural and Historic Affairs
deymansion.org

The Department of Cultural and Historic Affairs is responsible for creating and maintaining a flourishing cultural landscape by developing, promoting, and implementing an extensive public programs calendar.  It also promotes heritage tourism to encourage public awareness and participation in the County’s various historic sites.

Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area 
revolutionarynj.org

Crossroads of the American Revolution is a non-profit organization focused on education, historic preservation, and heritage tourism in the state of NJ. The mission of Crossroads is to connect the people and places of NJ's rich Revolutionary heritage and to inspire community pride, stewardship, and civic engagement.

Daughters of the American Revolution, New Jersey State Society
www.njdar.org

The Daughters of the American Revolution are a lineage-based service organization focused on history, patriotism and education. We serve and recognize our veterans, run annual historical essay contests, maintain and recognize historic places, and assist at naturalization ceremonies.

Deborah J. Peterson, Culinary Historian
www.debpeterson.info

Deborah J. Peterson is a culinary historian specializing in American colonial foodways. She offers interpretive programs on subjects including women, cooking, sugar, hot drinks, and more and has presented at historic sites including Washington Crossing State Park, and Princeton Battlefield State Park

Deep Search Metal Detecting Club
www.dsmdc.org

The Deep Search Metal Detecting Club preserves history and educates the public through the use of recovered artifacts and relics. We work with local, state and national historical groups & museums to identify objects of historical significance, many which are displayed at the sites where they were found. 

Donegal Township Rifleman Inc.
www.facebook.com/DonegalRifles/

The Donegal Township Riflemen Inc is a non-profit organization that educates the public about the life of the American Soldier in the War for Independence. 

Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
www.njparksandforests.org

Guided tours, nature hikes, field trips and programs are available at the former company town of Double Trouble Village. The restored sawmill & packing house are open during tours as static exhibits while the mile and a half nature trail passes three old cranberry bogs. 

Dr. James Still Historic Office and Education Center
www.drjamesstillcenter.org

The mission of the Dr. James Still Historic Office and Education Center is to preserve and interpret the legacy of Dr. James Still, known as the "Black Doctor of the Pines," and the town he called home. The site was the first African-American site purchased by the State of New Jersey for historic preservation.

Drive by History
DriveByHistory.tv

Every day thousands of motorists pass by countless history markers and say to themselves, "One of these days I'm going to stop and read that." On Drive By History (now in its 4th season, debuting 2020), host Ken Magos doesn't just stop and read those signs, he delves deeper into these histories with the help of staff historian Anthony Bernard, uncovering rare details about these unique locations, individuals, and events. From the crossroads of the American Revolution and the legend of Molly Pitcher, to the Garden State’s connection to Aaron Burr, the legacy of suffragist and social activist Alice Paul, and a natural rock formation used by Native Tribes more than 3,000 years ago—we investigate stories just waiting to be rediscovered in our own backyards. Watch Drive by History on New Jersey public media.

Eatontown Historical Museum & 350th Anniversary Committee
eatontownnj.com/historical

Eatontown is celebrating its 350th Anniversary in 2020! Visit us to discover the 350th anniversary activities Eatontown has planned each month. Topics will include the hidden history of Monmouth County, wood carving, the history of Fort Monmouth, Indian Ike in Eatontown, church choirs in concert, and more. Check Our Calendar of 2020 Events!

Elizabeth Public Library
www.elizpl.org

The Elizabeth Public Library is the last remaining active Carnegie Library in Union County. Its Local History and Special Collections Department protects and makes available for research materials covering the history of Elizabeth, Union County, and New Jersey.

Evolution Paranormal

Using the latest equipment and methods, we use paranormal investigators to raise funds for historical locations.

Farmingdale Historical Society

Farmingdale Historical Society researches and plaques houses over 100 years old in Farmingdale Borough. We also have a small museum (Elizabeth Grove Museum) and meet monthly for programs and social events in order to share the rich history of our little town.

Fort Mott State Park
www.fb.com/fortmott

Fort Mott is a former coastal defense site on the banks of the Delaware River in Pennsville. Visitors can walk through the historic fortifications and have a picnic while taking in the scenery the river has to offer. Special events are held throughout the year including Historic Soldiers Weekend.

Friends of Abraham Staats House
www.staatshouse.org

The Abraham Staats House is one of the finest surviving buildings from the Dutch Settlement of the Raritan Valley in the 18th century. Serving as the home of the Staats family for nearly two centuries, the original c. 1740s home was expanded over the decades and now includes a fine late, Federal/Greek Revival two-story addition. During the American Revolution it served as headquarters for General von Steuben during the Middlebrook Cantonment (1779). The Abraham Staats House is owned by the Borough of South Bound Brook and receives the preservation support of the Friends of Abraham Staats House organization. It is listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places. 

Friends of the Indian King Tavern Museum
www.indiankingfriends.org

The Friends of the Indian King Tavern Museum provides funding for programs held at the Indian King Tavern Museum, as well as docent support and advertising. We also supply Town Criers in advance of the events. We hold board meetings and discuss programming plus other ways to help the Museum.

Friends of Monmouth Battlefield
www.friendsofmonmouth.org

Friends of Monmouth Battlefield is a volunteer support group for Monmouth Battlefield State Park. We sponsor monthly tours, historical programs and lectures, and operate the Gift Shop. We also co-sponsor the annual Battle of Monmouth reenactment, and we provide docents for interpretation of the historic Craig House.

Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands
fpnl.org

Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands (FPNL) was formed in 2000 to preserve the former Princeton Nurseries Kingston Site as a cultural landscape. FPNL has evolved into a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which works in partnership with others to preserve, restore and interpret the site for the benefit of the public. The former Nursery lands are an essential part of the historic greenbelt around the village and today host the Main Park Office for D&R Canal State Park.

Garretson Forge & Farm
garretsonfarm.org

Garretson Forge & Farm is a Dutch Colonial homestead home to six generations of the Garretson family and a rare surviving example of a simple farming life that was prevalent in the 1700s and 1800s. Settled in 1719, the home is celebrating 300 years with special activities planned for October 2019.  

Genealogical Society of New Jersey
www.gsnj.org

The Genealogical Society of New Jersey preserves and publishes original information on NJ families. We publish two periodicals and present seminars and workshops throughout NJ. Direct assistance to family history researchers of all ages and ethnic backgrounds is available. Our collections are open to the public. Mail and email requests are accepted.

Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association
www.clevelandbirthplace.org

The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association (GCBMA) is a conservancy and advocacy group dedicated to preserving the home and legacy of President Cleveland, the only U.S. President born in New Jersey. Through volunteer-based initiatives, our goal is to increase awareness and support of Grover Cleveland Birthplace and its heritage. GCBMA activities include support of educational programs and lectures, interpretation and preservation of the Birthplace and its collection of historic objects, and history-themed social activities which engage the public. 

Hancock House State Historic Site
njparksandforests.org

Built in 1734, the Hancock House is an important tangible link to the understanding the history of Salem County and the American Revolution in New Jersey. In March 1778, Major John Graves Simcoe led about 300 troops in an attack on the Hancock House where local America militia were stationed. Everyone inside was bayoneted; not a shot was fired.

Heart to Hearth Cookery
www.hearttohearthcookery.com

Heart to Hearth Cookery offers food history programs and demonstrations focused on the many groups living in the Mid-Atlantic region of this country in the 17th and 18th century: Lenape, Dutch, Swedes, Welsh, Pennsylvania German, and English. In addition, specialty food history programs are available including chocolate and ice cream.

Historic Experience: Peyton Dixon (Theodore Roosevelt)
HistoricEXP.com

Historic Experience brings history to life! Actor-historian Peyton Dixon embodies icons of history - including Presidents John Adams and Theodore Roosevelt - taking them out of the books and off their pedestals - and bringing them directly to your business, museum or site. Make your next event a Historic Experience!

Historical Society of Ocean Grove
www.oceangrovehistory.org

Historical Society of Ocean Grove’s mission is to preserve the history of Ocean Grove, founded in 1869. HSOG has been designated a National Historic Site and has a large collection of Victorian structures. Ongoing exhibits depict life in Ocean Grove from 1869 to the present.

Historical Society of West Caldwell
www.westcaldwellhistorynj.org

The Historical Society of West Caldwell is a community organization that preserves local history and provides educational programs on the history of western Essex County.

History on the Hoof: Stacy Roth (Molly Pitcher) and David Emerson (General George Washington)
www.historyonthehoof.com

Stacy Roth returns to portray Mary Hays McCauley ("Molly Pitcher,") heroine of the Battle of Monmouth Courthouse. She will reminisce about her role in the day's artillery cannonade. We are happy to have David Emerson back again to portray General George Washington. He will recall his adventures across New Jersey - "the Cockpit of the Revolution" - during the War for American Independence.

Hoboken Base Ball Club
hobokennine.jimdo.com

The Hoboken Ball Club appeared in Hoboken in 1859 playing competitively on Elysian Fields.  The current club plays baseball using the same 19th-century rules as the 1859 club.   The club uses 19th-century equipment and plays against other 19th-century clubs across the United States.  The club is sponsored by the Hoboken Historical Museum.  The club's mission is to promote the history of the game and show how it was played during its formative years.  The club calls home the same city where the game itself made a very special beginning.

Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum
www.holcombe-jimison.org

Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead is an agricultural museum that promotes & showcases NJ’s agricultural history. The farmstead features the oldest deeded house (1711) along with a working forge & blacksmith demonstrations.

Howell Living History Farm
www.howellfarm.org

Howell Living History Farm is a facility of the Mercer County Park Commission. Visitors are encouraged to experience farm life circa 1890-1910 through hands-on activities. Open every day except Monday. Free parking and admission.  For more information visit our website or call (609) 737-3299. 

Howell Heritage and Historical Society

HHHS is dedicated to collecting and preserving items related to the cultural and historical heritage of Howell Township, making these resources available to residents and the general public, and promoting the study of history through educational programs and services.

Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission
www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/c&h/c&h.htm

Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission promotes and supports the arts, culture & history by nurturing a sense of place, a culture of creativity, and an enthusiasm to preserve and keep its history relevant.

Hunterdon County Historical Society
hunterdonhistory.org

The Society's mission is to collect, preserve and share the evolving social and material history of the entire County of Hunterdon, New Jersey. The Society will fulfill its mission through educational programs, research and publications, and maintenance for the public benefit of the growing collections of the Society and the buildings that house them: The HCHS Archives, the Hiram E. Deats Memorial Library and the 1845 Doric House Museum.

Jersey Shore Civil War Round Table
JSCWRT.org

Founded in 2014, the Jersey Shore Civil War Round Table has become one of the more robust and preeminent round tables in the state. We host monthly lectures given by authors and professors, all in the name of remembering, honoring and preserving our Civil War heritage.

Jersey Shore Tours
www.jerseyshoretours.com

Dr. Levi Fox is a Public Historian, Adjunct Professor, and the Owner of Jersey Shore Tours. Through his company, Dr. Fox offers walking tours of the Beaches, Buildings, and Boardwalks from Atlantic City to Wildwood as well as performances in character as Boardwalk Boss Nucky Johnson.

John F. Peto Studio Museum
www.petomuseum.org

The John F. Peto Studio Museum is the original home and studio of this renowned American still-life artist.  His original art and artifacts are displayed in this Victorian Shingle-style home.  The home was built in 1890 and remained in the care of the Peto Family for 115 years.

Johnson Ferry House

A State Historic Site at Washington Crossing State Park, Johnson Ferry House is the only existing structure on either side of the Delaware River that witnessed and was used during Washington’s Crossing in 1776. The Dutch-American farmhouse was built circa 1740.

Julie Power, Historical Interpreter at Johnson Ferry House

Julie Power is an historical interpreter at the Johnson Ferry House in Washington Crossing State Park who specializes in 18th-century foodways and period domestic arts. She demonstrates Dutch colonial foodways using produce from the Johnson Ferry House’s kitchen garden.

Kingston Greenways Association
www.kingstongreenways.org

Kingston Greenways Association (KGA) is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1998 which aims to establish a permanent green belt around the village of Kingston consisting of natural environments, recreational parkland, agricultural and horticultural land, wetlands, streams and ponds, and sites of historical interest including D&R Canal and Rockingham.

Kingston Historical Society
www.KHSNJ.org

THE Kingston Historical Society (KHS) is a local historical society. KHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1997 to preserve, enhance and promote the history of Kingston and its environs. It has its headquarters in the Kingston Lock Tender’s House on the D&R Canal.

Lamb’s Artillery
www.facebook.com/JohnLambsArtilleryCompany/

Lamb's Artillery Company is a Rev War reenactment group that recreates an artillery company from 1775.  We participate in reenactments, parades, and community events and we give lectures. 

Liberty Base Ball Club of New Brunswick
website

The Liberty Base Ball Club of New Brunswick plays base ball according to the rules, customs, and equipment specifications of the 1850s and beyond. We play our home games at East Jersey Old Town Village in Piscataway and are wholly funded by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Linda Russell Music
www.lindarussellmusic.com

A look at the Great War through the music of the battlefield and the homefront. Ukelele, guitar and hammered dulcimer bring life to marching tunes, love songs and patriotic anthems, interspersed with excerpts from diaries and letters of soldiers.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
maccullochhall.org

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, home of George Macculloch (1775-1858), the "father" of the Morris Canal, holds the nation's largest collection of original Thomas Nast (1840-1902) art. Tour period rooms and view exhibits Wed.-Thurs. & Sun., 1-4 p.m. or by appointment.

Madison–Old Bridge Township Township Historical Society
thomas-warne-museum.com

Housing research, archival and genealogical libraries as well as early NJ artifacts, the former one-room Cedar Grove schoolhouse is the centerpiece of our facility dedicated to the historic preservation of Old Bridge Township (formerly Madison Township). The Cedar Grove School is listed as a National Historic Place by the US Department of the Interior. The museum is open Sat. & Sun. from 12pm to 4pm and Mon. – Fri. by appointment only.

Manalapan Township Historical Committee
www.mtnj.org

The Manalapan Township Historical Committee preserves history, provides education and information, and promotes historic sites in this New Jersey community home to the Battle of Monmouth and more historic places and moments.

Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum
www.merchantsanddrovers.org

Our Association was founded in 1969 (this is our 50th Ann.). We have a membership of 462 who reside in 15 different states and 49 different cities in N.J. Our Museum is open 4 days each week throughout the year. We offer a variety of programs for all ages. 

MidAtlantic Ladies Aside
www.midatlanticladiesaside.com

MidAtlantic Ladies Aside (MALA) is comprised of riders and non-riders all sharing a passion for learning and an appreciation for Sidesaddle traditions. We offer a supportive and engaging environment, which provides an exchange of ideas and experiences that will enrich seasoned competitors as well as support and nurture beginners.

Middlesex County Office of Arts and History
www.middlesexcountynj.gov

The Office of Arts and History operates East Jersey Old Town Village and the Cornelius Low House in Middlesex County. East Jersey Old Town Village is a collection of historic structures that were relocated to Johnson Park in Piscataway. The village is comprised of sixteen reconstructed and replica 18th and 19th century structures that represent architecture typical of farm and merchant communities once found in the Raritan Valley. Nearby the Cornelius Low House serves as the Middlesex County Museum. Built in 1741 for Cornelius Low, a wealthy merchant of Raritan Landing, the home is one of the best examples of Georgian architecture in New Jersey. The Low House has a dual purpose to interpret the history of this fine structure but also to research and mount rotating exhibits about New Jersey history. 

Millstone Valley Preservation Coalition
www.millstonevalley.org

Millstone Valley Preservation Coalition seeks to preserve history, promote recreation and protect the environment.  Millstone Valley National Scenic Byway is a 27-mile loop and from our Visitor Center in the Griggstown Bridgetender’s House we distribute maps and brochures to tourists and maintain a 19th-century kitchen.

Monmouth County Archives
www.visitmonmouth.com/archives

Monmouth County Archives holds county government documents and special collections dating from the 1660s.  We present annual exhibits on themes pertaining to New Jersey History and make exhibit catalogs available at no charge.

Monmouth County Genealogy Society
www.njmcgs.org

The Monmouth County Genealogy Society's purpose is to promote the study of family history as well as the study of history, geography, and social customs of our ancestors: to collect preserve, and disseminate significant genealogical materials, particularly those of local origin.

Monmouth County Historical Commission
visitmonmouth.com

Monmouth County Historical Commission provides Historic Preservation grants to non-profits and municipalities; in partnership with the NJ Historical Commission administers a History Regrant program to support history organizations and special history projects; conducts a fifth-grade Essay Contest; and awards Historic Preservation Certificates in recognition of successful restoration projects.  

Monmouth County Park System
MonmouthCountyParks.com

Monmouth County Park System’s Historic Walnford offers an opportunity to explore Western Monmouth County's agricultural, industrial and cultural heritage across 2 centuries, as seen through 5 generations of the Waln family at Walnford. "Learn Something New Engaging With Something Old." We offer interactive historical fun for the whole family.  

Monmouth Furnace Base Ball Club
monmouthfurnacebaseball.org

This 19th-century base ball club plays according to period rules of the game & uses period uniforms & equipment. Monmouth Furnace joins other vintage baseball clubs in games conducted according to the rules of 1864.

Monmouth University: Melissa Ziobro, Specialist Professor of Public History
www.monmouth.edu/directory/profiles/melissa-ziobro

Melissa Ziobro is Specialist Professor of Public History at Monmouth University. In addition to teaching, she administers the Monmouth Memories Oral History Program and is editor of New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal published with the New Jersey Historical Commission.

Morris Dog Carriage Display

Before the automobile era, miniature carriages were given to child to be pulled by the family dog. Dog carriages were the 19th-century equivalent of pedal cars. Morris Dog Carriage Display presents a display and demonstration of dog carriages.

Morristown National Historical Park
www.nps.gov/morr

Morristown National Historical Park commemorates several winter encampments of George Washington and his army during the American Revolution. The park tells the story of Washington's leadership, his soldiers' endurance and their impact on the local population and environment.

Morven Museum & Garden
morven.org

A National Historic Landmark, Morven is situated on five pristine acres in the heart of Princeton. This former New Jersey Governor’s Mansion showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Garden State through regular exhibitions, educational programs and special events.     

Mott’s Artillery
mottsartillery.org

Mott's Artillery is a non-profit educational organization who, through domestic and military living history demonstrations, educate the public on the life of the men and women of the late 18th century and the Revolutionary War and work to preserve our shared historic sites.

National Society Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century
www.colonialdaughters17th.org

Objects of this Society: Preserving the memory of the Founders of this nation, commemorating historical incidents of the colonial period, collecting and preserving colonial relics and documents, and erecting tablets at places of historic interest relating to that period. These objectives are achieved through patriotic, educational, philanthropic, and historical endeavors.

New Jersey Catholic Historical Commission

The principal purpose of the Catholic Historical Commission is to produce scholarly and popular histories related to the Catholic Church within the State of New Jersey. This work includes supporting measures that provide access to and encourage the preservation of the records, both written and oral, related to religious-centered history of all types.

New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association
njcivilwar.com

New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association (NJCWHA) was founded in 1998 as a volunteer organization whose goals are to preserve and protect New Jersey’s unique Civil War heritage and to educate all New Jerseyans about the crucial role our state played in the battle to save the Union.

New Jersey Civil War History Association
14thnjcwha.org

The New Jersey Civil War History Association is a family oriented Living History and reenacting group aimed to portray the members of the 14th New Jersey, mustered from the Freehold/Cranbury area during the Civil War. Our group consist of individuals that impersonate both military and civilians of the era.

New Jersey Department of Military & Veterans Affairs
www.nj.gov/military/veterans/

The New Jersey Department of Military & Veteran Affairs is here to help and assist any and all Veterans with questions on State and Federal benefits available to them. We also want to make military families aware of the many resources and programs available to help them if needed.

New Jersey Forest Service
www.communityforestry.nj.gov

The NJ Heritage Tree Conservation and Heritage Tree Program is a New Jersey Forest Service Program under The NJ Big Tree Conservation Program whereby seed from big heritage trees is collected and grown to year one and then sold to the citizens of New Jersey and "Keeping Their Legacy Alive".

New Jersey Frontier Guard
frontierguard.blogspot.com

The New Jersey Frontier Guard is a non-profit educational corps whose mission is the accurate portrayal of life in the Royal Province of New Jersey during the period of the French and Indian War (1756 - 1763).  Members discuss both soldiers' experiences and life on the 18th-century NJ frontier.

New Jersey Historic Trust
www.njht.org

The mission of the Historic Trust is to advance historic preservation in New Jersey for the benefit of future generations through education, stewardship and financial investment programs that save our heritage and strengthen our communities.

New Jersey Historical Commission
nj.gov/state/historical

The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) is a state agency dedicated to the advancement of public knowledge and preservation of New Jersey history. The NJHC fulfills its mission through various programmatic initiatives, as well as an active history grant program.

New Jersey History Alive
www.njhistoryalive.com

New Jersey History Alive provides engaging programs that bring Colonial life into the present day. Programs focus on significant historical elements including children’s lives, technology, food and clothing in a creative and interconnected manner. 

New Jersey Lighthouse Society
www.njlhs.org

To raise awareness of the importance of lighthouses in our history; to encourage people to visit and support them; and to support preservation of these structures.

New Jersey Questers
thequesters1944.org

The New Jersey Questers are a group of likeminded individuals who keep history alive. As part of the Questers, a nonprofit organization, we work together to support the preservation and restoration of historical artifacts and buildings within our communities and support history education.

New Jersey Researchers of Paranormal Evidence
www.njrope.com

We are a South Jersey based paranormal group which works with historical locations and historical societies to assist with volunteer clean-up days and fund-raising efforts. We have a love of history and the preservation of history. We assist free of charge. 

New Jersey State Archives
nj.gov/state/archives

The State Archives is New Jersey's official research center for public records of enduring historical value including vital records, land documents, probate records, military service papers, and much more. The public can research at our facility in Trenton or can request records online. 

New Jersey State Museum
nj.gov/state/museum

The New Jersey State Museum (NJSM) inspires innovation and lifelong learning through collections, research, exhibitions and programs in science, history and art. The NJSM engages visitors of all ages and diverse backgrounds in an exploration of New Jersey’s cultural and natural history presented within a global context, fosters state pride, and serves as a cultivator of tomorrow’s leaders.

Ocean County Historical Society
www.oceancountyhistory.org

Telling the stories of Ocean County through our museum, changing displays, programs, trips, and research center. 

Old Tennent Presbyterian Church
www.oldtennent.org

Historic Old Tennent Church, organized in 1692, is home to a congregation 327 years old.  The church is historically significant not only for the Presbyterian Church but also for Monmouth County and Monmouth Battlefield.

Outwater’s Militia
www.outwatersmilitia.com

Outwater's Militia was formed in 1979 to help bring the important story and role that militia played during the American Revolution in New Jersey to life.

104th Pa Volunteer Infantry, Co. C

The 104th Pa Volunteer Infantry is a Civil War Reenacting group that welcomes both adults and children to join our ranks. Email pa104@hotmail.com to join.

Phydeaux’s Flying Flea Circus & Wahoo Medicine Show

We recreate a 19th-century style Flea Circus and Low-Pitch Medicine Show. The show combines comedy, illusion, and pure PT Barnum hyperbole performed in costume and in character. The show is performed strolling and on stage under a canopy.

Piney Hollow Drifters

Piney Hollow Drifters dress in period attire and play music of the Civil War and the 19th Century.

Proprietary House Association
www.theproprietaryhouse.org

Completed in 1764, Proprietary House has served as a residence to New Jersey's last royal governor, a stylish hotel, a private mansion, a retirement home, a boarding house, and now a museum.  Proprietary House is the only remaining official royal governor’s mansion still standing in the original 13 colonies.  ​Proprietary House is owned by the State of New Jersey and operated by the non-profit Proprietary House Association. We serve the community, hosting guided tours, lectures, concerts, storytelling, ghost tours, and teas.

Rev War Alliance of Burlington County
revwarallianceburlingtoncounty.blogspot.com

Rev War Alliance is a volunteer organization dedicated to bringing attention to Burlington County's role and contribution to the American Revolution.

Rockingham Historic Site / Rockingham Association
www.rockingham.net

Rockingham served as General George Washington’s final wartime headquarters in the latter half of 1783 while Congress met nearby in Princeton. Washington wrote his “Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States” here just before receiving news that the definitive Treaty ending the Revolutionary War was signed. The house was owned by the family of John Berrien, a NJ Superior Court Justice.  Today Rockingham is a NJ State Historic Site that maintains a fine collection of 18th-century furnishings, kitchen garden and Washington military reproductions.

Roebling Museum
www.roeblingmuseum.org

The mission of the Roebling Museum is to document, preserve and exhibit the history of the John A. Roebling's Sons Company, its suspension bridges, engineering innovations, founders and workforce. Our focus is the company's technological achievements and its unique social history. We offer hands-on STEAM/STEM programs for children and families.

Save Ellis Island
www.saveellisisland.org

Save Ellis Island’s objective is to restore 29 buildings on Ellis Island that reflect Ellis Island’s historical importance. Save Ellis Island does more than rehabilitate buildings…we tell stories and begin dialogues about those who bravely came before us through excellence in education programs for students and the public.

Sayreville Historical Society
www.sayrevillehistory.org

Sayreville Historical Society educates the public about the history of Sayreville and maintains a Museum at 425 Main Street in Sayreville.

Seabrook Educational and Cultural Center
seabrookeducation.org

The Seabrook Educational and Cultural Center presents the stories of relocated Japanese Americans and Japanese Peruvians from United States incarceration camps; wartime refugees from Europe; and migrant laborers from Appalachia, the Deep South and the Caribbean. Seabrook was an authentic “global bootstrap Village” where people of many cultures lived and worked together and still celebrate their heritage. Seabrook Farm was called the “largest vegetable factory on Earth” by Life Magazine in 1955 and its founder Charles F. Seabrook came to be known as the Henry Ford of Agriculture for his industrial approach to farming.

Sea Dogs
SeaDogsNJ.com

The Sea Dogs are a New Jersey-based band and pirate/privateer re-enactment group. They are available for musical performances of sea shanties and songs of the sea, and for historical re-enactments, encampments, or education.

Seaside Heights Historical Society

Seaside Heights Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the Society’s collections and to discovering and sharing information about the history of Seaside Heights. We are designated by the Borough Council as the official fundraising organization for the Dr. Floyd L. Moreland Carousel.

Snyder Academy of Elizabethtown
snyderacademy.org

Since 1664 the site of the Snyder Academy of Elizabethtown operated by the Old First Historic Trust (OFHT) has been holy ground and the hub of a dynamic and diverse community of pioneers, thinkers and leaders. Here stands the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth (FPCE), whose sanctuary is located on the site of the meetinghouse constructed by the founders of the colony. This is the place where New Jersey was born, where James Caldwell preached independence and where generations of prominent New Jersey residents came together to define the values and traditions that we as a people hold dear today.

Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission
www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/public-works/cultural-heritage

A nine-member board appointed by Somerset County’s Board of Chosen Freeholders administers programs and services that preserve, promote and protect the culture and heritage of Somerset County. Heritage activities include the Historic Preservation Grant Program, County History Partnership Grant Program and the annual Weekend Journey Through the Past.

SPAM TIME

Vince Turner’s “SPAM TIME” is a fictional U.S. Army radio & live show modeled on actual entertainment presented to U.S. military personnel from WWII to the Vietnam War era. SPAM Time provides a full day of prerecorded & live musical entertainment including actual recordings & announcements from various archival sources.

The Heritage Trail Association
HTAnj.org

The Heritage Trail Association is located at the historic Philip Van Horne House built in 1750. HTA offers monthly speakers, authors, narrated bus tours, interactive tours during October and more keeping the18th century alive and experiential to our guests!

The Ladies of History: Alisa Dupuy (Alice Paul)
www.theladiesofhistory.com

The Ladies of History provides first person portrayals of important women in history. Marking the 100th anniversary of Congress’ passage of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women’s rights to vote, Alisa Dupuy will portray New Jersey suffragist Alice Paul, one of the many historical figures and literary characters she has studied and presented.

The Meadows Foundation
www.TheMeadowsFoundation.org

We are an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedication to the restoration, preservation and programming of historic homes in Somerset. Our mission is to maintain these sites for the recreation, education and appreciation of current and future generations. Members and volunteers are needed and welcome!

Thomas Edison National Historical Park
www.nps.gov/edis

Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange preserves the laboratory and home of Thomas Alva Edison. At this laboratory from 1887 until his death in 1931, Edison conducted experiments in electricity, sound recording, motion pictures and batteries.  He lived with his family at Glenmont, a Queen Ann style home.

Township of Ocean Historical Museum
www.oceanmuseum.org

A cultural resource that invites the residents of Central NJ to discover our regional past.  Learn why it has been voted "Best Museum in Monmouth County" for many years by the Asbury Park Press Reader's Choice Poll!  

Traditional Earth Skills, LLC
www.traditionalearthskills.com

Step back in time to 12,500 years BP, into Ice Age New Jersey. Discover the wild animals that roamed our landscape along with the food, clothing, shelter & tools of the original people that survived alongside, the Lenape.

Tuckerton Historical Society
tuckertonhistoricalsociety.org

The Tuckerton Historical Society maintains Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum with historic documents, books, photos, flags, etc. related to the first settlement circa 1699.

USS Lehigh
https://sites.google.com/site/usslehigh/home

The USS Lehigh Navy/Marine re-enacting group interprets the history of this Civil War ship’s crew. Among the historical figures they bring to life are Sister Veronica of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, one of the first Naval Nurses on the first Naval Hospital ship Red Rover from 1862 to 1865, and Marine Corporal Andrew Tomlin, one of two NJ Marines awarded the Medal of Honor.

Walt Whitman Association
thewaltwhitmanassociation.org

Originally founded as a group of Walt Whitman’s friends and supporters during the author’s lifetime in late 19th-century Camden, the Walt Whitman Association is the oldest existing “Walt Whitman” society in the world. Its mission is to support the preservation and interpretation of the author’s home in Camden and to promote the life works and legacy of America’s “Great Poet of Democracy”.  

Walt Whitman’s Body Electric: Darrel Blaine Ford
www.waltwhitmanofli.com

I have loved the poetry of Walt Whitman, studied his life so assiduously (I first bicycled to his birthplace in West Hills, Long Island, New York when I was nine years old in 1939) and now so closely resemble him as he appeared in his “Good Grey Poet” period, that I may be excused for so completely identifying with our greatest poet.

Washington Association of New Jersey
wanj.org

Washington Association of New Jersey was established in 1874 to purchase and preserve the Ford Mansion used by General Washington during 1779-1780.  The Association deeded the property to the U.S. Government in 1933.  The Association now raises money to support the property.

Washington Crossing Park Association of New Jersey
www.wcpa-nj.com

The Washington Crossing Park Association of New Jersey (WCPA) works to preserve, enhance and advocate for Washington Crossing State Park and the history it represents. The Association strives to educate citizens and enrich their quality of life through knowledge of and exposure to the park.

Washington Crossing State Park
njparksandforests.org

On December 25, 1776, the icy waters of the Delaware River provided the setting for one of the pivotal events of the American Revolution. The Continental Army had little to celebrate that Christmas and seemed beat by hunger and cold. After crossing the rough winter river at night, General George Washington and the Continental Army landed at Johnson’s Ferry, at the site now known as Washington Crossing State Park. At 4 am, they began their march to Trenton where they defeated the Hessian troops in an unexpected attack. This battle was quickly followed by the Second Battle of Trenton on January 2, 1777, and the Battle of Princeton on January 3, 1777.

Originally preserved for its historical significance, Washington Crossing State Park is also well known for its trails and wildlife habitat. A wide variety of migrating birds use the stream and ravine as a resting place and for nesting. Many bird species winter in the park, creating a perfect location for bird observation year round.

Whitesbog Preservation Trust
www.whitesbog.org

Whitesbog Village is a historic company town and farm with 25 historic buildings, blueberry farm fields, cranberry bogs, hiking trails, reservoirs, streams, a picnic grove and the Elizabeth White Gardens in Brendan T. Byrne State Forest. In the early 1900s, Whitesbog was the largest cranberry farm in New Jersey and its founder, Joseph J. White, was a nationally recognized leader in the cranberry industry. In 1916, Elizabeth C. White collaborated with Dr. Frederick A. Coville of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and successfully developed the first cultivated blueberry here at Whitesbog. Elizabeth developed a nursery here, built her home, Suningive and her gardens of native Pine Barrens plants.

The Whitesbog Preservation Trust is a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization supported by membership dues and volunteer energy. Your donations are vital to the ongoing restoration and protection of Whitesbog Village and the cultural and history programs offered by the Trust.

1719 William Trent House Museum
williamtrenthouse.org

We are an historic house celebrating 300 years of history. We are the home of the founder of the city of Trenton. We have both volunteer and internship opportunities available. 

With Vision & Courage: Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives
facebook.com/withvisionandcourage

As an actress and storyteller Laurie Gaulke specializes in creating and performing historical portrayals of REAL women with REAL stories to tell. She takes joy in giving voice to the extraordinary lives of ordinary women, using their own words as found in diaries, journals and letters.

Woodbridge Township Historical Preservation Commission
Woodbridgehistory.com

The mission of the Woodbridge Township Historic Preservation Commission shall be to carry out advisory, educational, and informational functions to promote historic preservation in Woodbridge Township.

 

 

 

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