Gerri the Geranium
Did you know that New Jersey’s State Historic Sites, Parks and Forests are protected by the State Park Police? You will see these men and women in uniform at the History Fair.
Tula the Tulip
Learn about courageous women at the History Fair. See actors portray the historical characters of Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, Molly Pitcher and Emily Roebling.
The History Fair takes place at Monmouth Battlefield State Park, which is the site of an important battle of the Revolutionary War. The importance of Monmouth Battlefield is reflected in its designation as a National Historic Landmark. Do you want to learn about a different part of NJ? Historical societies and museums from all over the state will be at the Fair. You should be able to find a group that deals with your local history.
My Family Story
Learn about Genealogy with the Genealogical Society of New Jersey, Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society -New Jersey Chapter, Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society (where you can “Ask Granny*”), Monmouth County Archives and Monmouth County Genealogical Society. Ask the NJ State Archives about their archival records collection. If your family descends from the Lenape Delaware people, learn about them with James Wade, Heart to Hearth Cookery* and Waterloo Village State Historic Site.
Playing in the Past
The History Fair offers opportunities to hear the stories of historical women such as Harriet Tubman, Emily Roebling, Clara Barton and Molly Pitcher. Girls can experience history through hands-on exhibits and historical games.
Go to www.Geocaching.com the zip code for Monmouth Battlefield State Park is 07726.
Digital Movie Making
The History Fair is a great subject for recording a day in your life. There are opportunities to film activities such as horses plowing fields, historical baseball games, military reenactments and more. Send a digital copy to firstname.lastname@example.org and we may ask for permission to post it on our website.
Learn about games from the past in our historical games area.
Attend an historical sporting event – a baseball game played by 1864 rules.
Learn about cooking from another time period at the Heart to Hearth Cookery program (Lenape) or with several military reenactment groups. Browse the gift shop in the Visitor Center or at Grover’s Corner for books on period foods.
Did you know that visitors come to New Jersey for more than the shore? You can participate in heritage tourism by visiting our historical, cultural or natural resources. Monmouth Battlefield is a National Historic Landmark and is visited by people from the United States and the world. Many of our visitors come as part of an itinerary to see Revolutionary War Battlefields, canals, presidential birthplaces, homes of famous writers and even places that are believed to be haunted.
Your visit to the History Fair may inspire you to change the world. More than half of the participating groups at the NJ State History Fair are charitable (non-profit) groups who give to the community.