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.
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.
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.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I, join is for a daylong New Jersey WWI Road Show on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library.