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Boy Scouts

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.

American Business

1b.     Learn about people who played a part in the Industrial Revolution: Thomas Edison (Edison Memorial Tower and Thomas Edison National Historical Park) and Emily Roebling, builder of the Brooklyn Bridge.

American Cultures

1e.     Learn about the Lenape people with James Wade, Heart to Hearth Cookery and Waterloo Village Historic Site.  

American Heritage

2a.     The Fair includes actor portrayals of several famous Americans. You can learn about George Washington, Clara Barton, Molly Pitcher, Ulysses Grant and others. Additional exhibits highlight President Grover Cleveland and Thomas Edison.  

3c.     Learn about Genealogy with the Genealogical Society of New Jersey, Afro-American           Historical and Genealogical Society -New Jersey Chapter, Burlington County Historical           Society, Cumberland County Historical Society, the Historical Society of West Caldwell,                    Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society, Monmouth County Archives,           Monmouth County Genealogical Society, New Jersey Society Daughters of the American           Revolution, NJ State Archives, Ocean County Historical Society and the Salem County           Historical Society.

4b.     The Spirit of the Jerseys Fair takes place at Monmouth Battlefield which is important to the people of NJ and the US. Historical societies and museums from all over NJ will be at the Fair. You should be able to find a group that deals with your local history.  

4e.     Take a walk through Monmouth Battlefield State Park.

5c.     Listen to the Civil War  sounds of Charlie Zahm,  old-time Blue Grass music of the Piney Hollow Drifters, Sea Chanties with the Sea Dogs, Jonni Drue as Ol’ Blue Eyes Frank Sinatra and music of Sousa with the NJ National Guard Army Band.

Archaeology

10a.   Learn about the Lenape people with James Wade, Heart to Hearth Cookery and Waterloo Village Historic Site.

10b.   Hear Mrs. Phoebe Woolley tells stories about life in the 1800s at the Township of Ocean Historic Museum display.   

Citizenship in the Community

6.       State Historic Sites & Parks are services provided by the community and funded by taxpayers. Monmouth Battlefield State Park is the setting for the Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair.

8.       The Battle of Monmouth and Monmouth Battlefield State Park are wonderful topics for a public presentation about an important historical event here in New Jersey.

Citizenship in the Nation

2a      Monmouth Battlefield State Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the New Jersey Register of Historic Places.

6.       General George Washington wrote his “Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States” at Historic Rockingham. Learn more about this famous speech at the Rockingham display.

Collections

3abc  The Fair features many Collection groups such as collectors of cars, military and scout memorabilia. Visit a group associated with the items you collect to learn about preserving, handling and displaying your collection.

 

Genealogy

5.       Learn about Genealogy with the Genealogical Society of New Jersey, Afro-American           Historical and Genealogical Society -New Jersey Chapter, Burlington County Historical           Society, Cumberland County Historical Society, the Historical Society of West Caldwell,           Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society, Monmouth County Archives,           Monmouth County Genealogical Society, New Jersey Society Daughters of the American           Revolution, NJ State Archives, Ocean County Historical Society and the Salem County           Historical Society. Ask the NJ State Archives about their archival records collection.

8a/b.  Many genealogy groups, including the Genealogical Society of NJ, Afro-American           Historical and Genealogical Society -NJ Chapter, Burlington County       Historical Society,       Cumberland County Historical Society, the Historical Society of West Caldwell, Hudson       County Genealogical & Historical Society, Monmouth County       Archives, Monmouth County Genealogical Society, New Jersey Society Daughters of the American           Revolution, NJ State Archives, Ocean County Historical Society and the Salem County           Historical Society use computers, the internet and photography in genealogical research.

Geocaching

7.       Go to www.Geocaching.com  The zipcode for Monmouth Battlefield State Park is 07726.

Indian Lore

1.       Learn about the Lenape people with Learn about the Lenape people with James Wade, Heart to Hearth Cookery and Waterloo Village Historic Site.

3abc  Witness Lenape cooking, leisure time activities and hunting by visiting James Wade, Heart to Hearth Cookery and Waterloo Village Historic Site.

Inventing

1a/b   Find information on inventors and inventions at the Fair. Historic Characters include Ben Franklin. Inventions and technology are seen throughout the Fair at displays for the car/automobile clubs, Infoage, Thomas Edison National Historic Park and the Thomas Edison Tower. Military advancements are seen among reenactment groups from the French & Indian War, the Revolution, the Civil War, World War I and World War II. Agricultural advancements are seen at the Whitesbog Preservation Trust, Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands and the Holcolmb-Jimisen Farmstead. Other technology and inventions are seen at the Mahwah Museum, the wet plate photography demonstration, the NJ Wheelmen demonstration and the Wool Merchant’s Daughter

2b      Get visitation information for any of the above listed sites at their display area.

 

Journalism

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.

Music

3a.     Listen to the Civil War sounds of Piney Hollow Drifters.  

Railroading

8b1,3 Visit the Black River and Western Railroad, United Railroad Historical Society of NJ and the Mahwah Museum to learn about NJ’s railroads.  

 

 

 

 

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