The mission of the New Jersey Historical Commission is to enrich the lives of the public by preserving the historical record and advancing interest in and awareness of New Jersey's past.
Commission Members
Maxine Lurie, Ph.D., Chair
Margaret Westfield, R.A.Vice-Chair

Senator Christopher Bateman
Jayne S. Carmody
Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll
Susan P. Coen
Assemblyman Craig Coughlin
Michael Fernandez
Larry Greene, Ph.D.
Joseph E. Salvatore, M.D.
Richard Veit, Ph.D.
Senator Loretta Weinberg
B. Michael Zuckerman, Ph.D.

ex-officio members
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno
State Librarian Mary Chute
Katherine Marcopul, Ph.D.
Contact the NJ Historical Commission
NJ Historical Commission
P.O. Box 305
Trenton, NJ 08625

Tel: (609) 292-6062
Fax: (609) 633-8168

Email: Feedback@sos.nj.gov
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New Jersey and The Great War

2017 will mark the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War 1. The NJ Historical Commission is proud to partner with the NJ State Archives, NJ State Museum, NJ Historic Preservation Office, Rutgers University, and the NJ National Guard Militia Museum on a website initiative to remember New Jersey’s unique and considerable contributions to the Allied victory in The Great War.

Part of the larger U.S. World War 1 Centennial Commission effort, the New Jersey-specific page not only features a historic overview, but continually updated WW1-related stories, calendar of events, and listing of WW1 sites across the state.

New Jersey’s World War 1 Centennial Website
World War 1 Resources for Teachers and Students

Have an upcoming World War 1 Centennial Event? Get it on the calendar of events by emailing: NewJersey@worldwar1centennial.org
2017 Annual Conference
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New Jersey and The Great War

2017 Annual Conference

November 3-4, 2017

Rowan College at Burlington & Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst


Join us November 3-4 as we commemorate the United States’ World War I Centennial by exploring New Jersey’s contributions to the war effort and the international conflict’s impact on the state.

On November 3rd, start the day at Rowan College at Burlington County by delving into New Jersey’s role in World War I with keynote speaker, Christopher, Capozzola and Garden State scholars and veterans. We are also pleased to present a teachers’ workshop on teaching World War I history using primary documents.

The following day, November 4th, don't miss a special opportunity to visit Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, established in 1918 as a World War I camp. Tour the base, participate in oral histories, meet the Harlem Hellfighters, and more!

2017 Annual Conference Program

Register for New Jersey and The Great War,
November 3-4, 2017

WWI Annual Conference Event Flyer

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Rowan College at Burlington County
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

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Save the Date!

As we celebrate the New Jersey Historical Commissions's

50th Anniversary Celebration & Annual Meeting

December 4th, 2017
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Trenton War Memorial
Trenton, New Jersey

The new location will enable NJHC to celebrate its anniversary, honoring past and present grantees while bringing to completion New Jersey's WWI centennial activities at the state's largest moument to The Great War.

We hope you can join us! More details to follow.

50th Anniversary Event Flyer

New Jersey Historical Commission News & Headlines

New Jersey World War One Road Show Coming to Morris County

Morris County Heritage Commission to Host World War One Road Show on October 14 at the Morris County Library

Don’t Miss Audience and Evaluation Workshops with Expert Beverly Sheppard

Why do visitors come to your historic site or museum? What excites (or disappoints) them about your new exhibit? Do they find your institution important in their lives? Why? Why not? Wouldn’t you love to know the answers to these questions? Imagine what it would mean to your organization to find ways to ask these questions and build a conversation with your visitors.

Announcing a New Guide to New Jersey Field Trips in History and Social Studies

Attention New Jersey educators! NJHC is now offering a free, comprehensive guide to New Jersey’s field trips in history and social studies.

Summer 2017 Edition of New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal Now Available

An Ongoing History Publication, NJ Studies is Hosted by Rutgers University Libraries

Are You Prepared? Don’t Miss NJCAR’s Statewide Disaster Planning and Recovery Workshops

Are you prepared? Can your organization afford not to be? Is that a risk worth taking?


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