Paul Robeson was both an internationally renowned actor, singer and an activist for civil rights. Born in Princeton, he attended Rutgers University where he was a football All-American and the class valedictorian. Robeson stood up for workers and the oppressed, and embraced sometimes unpopular causes such as the Spanish Civil War. He was blacklisted during the McCarthy era, and his career never fully recovered.
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.
What visitation trends have you seen at your historic site over the last few years? AASLH is conducting a national visitation survey and wants your feedback! Please take five minutes to complete the survey and share it with other interested institutions.
Sign-up today for GOS grant workshops offered this February 2019
Access the Winter 2019 Edition of NJ Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the latest scholarship in New Jersey history. The journal is available online free of charge.
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.