Christmas Day 1776 was a turning point in America's fight to become independent. General George Washington orchestrated a stealth crossing of the Delaware River at what is now known as Washington's Crossing. The late day crossing allowed his troops to advance towards Trenton by the next morning, where they launched a surprise attack on the British. The Battle of Trenton, followed quickly by the Battle of Princeton, were ten crucial days that marked a turning point in the War for Independence.
Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area has been selected as the private sector partner to work with the New Jersey Historical Commission in planning the state’s activities marking the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States in 2026.
Concluding a year-long focus on New Jersey’s popular culture history, the New Jersey Historical Commission, in partnership with the New Jersey State Museum and the New Jersey State Archives, will hold the 2018 History Forum, Greetings from New Jersey: Popular Culture and the Garden State, at Monmouth University’s beautiful Wilson Hall on Friday, November 2nd.
Funding to Support History Organizations, Projects, and Programs across all 21 Counties
On November 11, 2018 at 11 a.m. New Jersey will join in a nationwide bell-tolling to honor the 116,516 American men and women who died in WWI.
Attention New Jersey educators! NJHC is now offering a free, comprehensive guide to New Jersey’s field trips in history and social studies.
The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) releases FY 2020 Project Grant Guidelines and announces two workshops for perspective applicants.
A workshop for museums, historic sites, libraries, and other cultural institutions.
Read about all the award winners and their contributions to NJ history.
NJ Historical Commission Chair, Maxine Lurie, and Commission Member, Richard Veit, receive 2018 AASLH Leadership in History Award of Merit for their publication Envisioning New Jersey: An Illustrated History of the Garden State.