The Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair offers several opportunities for Boy Scouts to meet requirements for Merit Badges. It is up to the Scout to work with his Scout Master and Counselor to ensure the requirements are met.
1b. Learn about people who played a part in the Industrial Revolution: Thomas Edison (Edison Memorial Tower and Thomas Edison National Historical Park).
1e. Participate in a program on Native American Indians at the riverfront.
2a. The Fair includes actor portrayals of several famous Americans. You can learn about George Washington, Sojourner Truth and others. Additional exhibits highlight President Grover Cleveland, Thomas Edison and others.
3c. Learn about Genealogy with the Genealogical Society of New Jersey.
4b. Historical societies and museums from throughout the state will be represented at the Fair. You should be able to find a group that deals with your local history.
4e. Take a walk along Continental Lane.
5c. Listen to the 18th century sounds of the Practitioners of Musick, 19th century songs sung by Linda Russell, sea chanties with the Sea Dogs or any of the musicians founds throughout the Fair.
10a. Learn about the Lenape who lived in New Jersey.
10b. Learn about 18th century settlers at the Johnson Ferry House. Explore the kitchen garden, work with an Indentured Servant and see how the family did their everyday chores, worshipped and cooked.
Citizenship in the Community
6. New Jersey’s State Historic Sites, Parks and Forests provide services to the community through taxpayer funding. Washington Crossing State Park is the setting for the Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair.
Citizenship in the Nation
2a Washington Crossing State Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the New Jersey Register of Historic Places. It has the additional designation of being a National Historic Landmark.
5a. Learn about Genealogy with the Genealogical Society of NJ.
5e. Visit the New Jersey State Archives exhibit and learn about their archival records collection.
8a. The Genealogical Society of NJ & the NJ State Archives use computers and the internet in genealogical research.
7. Find out about Geocaches at Washington Crossing State Park on www.Geocaching.com. The zipcode for Titusville is 08560.
1. Participate in a program on Native American Indians at the riverfront.
4. Use the Fair as a basis for your news story, radio presentation or photographic record. Publicity materials and Calendar listing information is available on our website www.njhistoryfair.org on the Publicity Materials button on the menu.
3a. Listen to the 18th century sounds of the Practitioners of Musick, 19th century songs sung by Linda Russell, sea chanties with the Sea Dogs or any of the musicians founds throughout the Fair.
8b. Visit the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center exhibit to learn about NJ’s railroads.