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
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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.

Register for Free

50th Anniversary Event Flyer

Parking Information
There are two parking garages close by: the State House parking garage is free – availability is on a first come first serve basis. Paid parking is also available at the Warren Street parking garage (next to the hotel).

New Jersey Historical Commission News & Headlines

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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Public Meeting Notice
December 4, 2017
11:00 a.m.
Trenton War Memorial,
Trenton, NJ 08625
George Washington Ballroom
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