In this week's "Rock Solid History News Digest," learn about a museum fire 🔥😭, a rare & cute caboose 🚂, a cool canal 🌊, rediscovering a rich culture 🍵🏮, and an amazingly old find ⯅! Sign up at the button above to get the FULL weekly newsletter.
Fire under investigation at The Stone Museum; building structures destroyed
By Kathy Change for Centraljersey.com (photo courtesy of Sheena Chi on flickr)
Mahwah caboose is one of only two left of its kind. An effort is under way to repair it
By Marsha A. Stoltz for NorthJersey.com
This month in Wayne history—the Morris Canal opens!
By Chris Jenner & Tessa Payer, Wayne Museum, for TAP into Wayne
Archaeology illuminates Chinese businesses in Eugene, Oregon
By Lexie Briggs, University of Oregon, for Phys.org
Eagle-eyed boy finds 5,000-year-old arrowhead on Cork beach
By Eoin English for the Irish Examiner
In this week's "Rock Solid History News Digest," see optical illusions 👀, a new kids book 📘, hiking in Mt Holly 🥾, a statue for Sally Ride 🚀, and a fairy sculpture 🧚! Sign up at the button above for the FULL NEWSLETTER with family-friendly events!
American Dream announces a new mind-bending attraction: Paradox Museum
By Allison Pries for NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark donates Paterson silk strike children's book to Paterson
By Gabriella Dragone for TAP into Paterson (see photo above)
Hiking New Jersey: The Mount Holly Rail Trail in Burlington County
By Shawn Michaels for 92.7 wobm
Cradle of Aviation to unveil sculpture dedicated to space pioneer Sally Ride
By Brian Heyman News12 New Jersey (image courtesy of Cradle of Aviation Museum)
12th century Apsara carvings found in Angkor Archaeological Park, Cambodia
By Khmer Times (photo below by Yi Sotha/APSARA National Authority)
In this week's "Rock Solid History News Digest," get a glimpse into girlhood 📸, take a kayaking challenge 🕱🛶, explore a former Lenape reservation 🔎, learn who the real McCoy is ❔, and see a giant history-telling puppet 🧝! These stories are selected to engage youngsters & their families in local New Jersey/New York history, as well as history outside of these borders. Click the button above to sign up!
Rutgers-Newark exhibit focuses on the experiences of Black girls in America
By News 12 Staff (image above courtesy of expressnewark.org)
Test your sea skills with new Pirate Rum Challenge at Independence Seaport Museum
By Maggie Mancini for PhillyVoice
Hands-on history lesson: Archeologist explores abandoned Lenape reservation
By Katherine Scott for ABC 6 Action News
Google honors the Black inventor who likely inspired the phrase ‘the real McCoy’
By Joe Hernandez for WHYY PBS
Gnomus, the giant puppet, entertains visitors at the ancient monument
By BBC News (photo below courtesy of puppetswithguts.com)
In this week's "Rock Solid History News Digest," learn about Ben Franklin & his son 👑, a locomotive coming to NJ 🚂, a special highway for veterans★, what Navy tattoos mean ⚓, and all about dingoes 🐕! Click on the button above to sign up & get full newsletter with events and day trips as well.
Brian Donohue visits Proprietary House Museum for lesson on Benjamin Franklin
By Brian Donohue for News 12 New Jersey
Lackawanna M.U. coach to be restored for display in New Jersey
Blue Star Memorial Highways, honoring America’s veterans, began in New Jersey
By Ken Schlager for New Jersey Monthly (photo above courtesy of NJ Department of Transportation)
Tattoo: Maritime art form has featured many popular images over time
By Julia Triezenberg for Discover Our Coast (photo courtesy of Columbia River Maritime Museum)
A new study unspools the dingo's mysterious origins
By Matthew Rozsa for Salon.com
In this week's "Rock Solid History News Digest" for kids, see vintage computers 💻, an asparagus-loving town 🥦, cool old cars 🚘, camp at the Underground Railroad 👣, and an old tomb ⛼! Click the button above to sign up for this family-friendly newsletter.
Vintage Computer Festival East is this weekend
By Tom Nardi for Hackaday
N.J. town celebrates all things asparagus, marks 100th anniversary of historic flight
By Bill Duhart for NJ.com
Vintage Automobile Museum celebrates its founder
By Anthony Garcia for Star News Group
All aboard for the Peter Mott House Museum's first Underground Railroad camp
By Nicolette White for Burlington County Times
Archeologists to open mysterious sarcophagus discovered underneath Notre Dame Cathedral during post-fire excavations
By Joshua Zitser for Business Insider (photo below courtesy of Pexels)
This week, To learn about a beautiful train ride 🚂, a worthy walk 👣, a forgotten cemetery in NYC 👤, is it cake or not 🎂❓, and flying dinosaurs 💸! Sign up HERE for entire family friendly newsletter.
Here’s your chance to ride historic train cars out of New York’s Penn Station along the Hudson River
By Caroline Tanner for The Points Guy (photo above by Mark Forman/The United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey)
To honor Harriet Tubman and others, this 165-mile ‘Walk to Freedom’ traces South Jersey Underground Railroad routes
By Tribune News Service
New York marble cemetery tells the larger story of New York
By Penelope Gould for NYU Local
‘Is It Cake?’ builds on a lengthy tradition of visual deception
By Maggie Cao for The Conversation/ Smithsonian Magazine (photo below courtesy of Netflix)
Scientists discover ancient cemetery of flying reptiles in Chile's Atacama desert
This week in the Rock Solid History News Digest, delve into a hidden trail 👣, a land full of pine trees 🌲, a hotel on a battleship 🛳, flowers & a historical mystery 💜🔎, and identifying ancient perfumes 👃! Sign up HERE for more!
Have you explored the Hidden History Trail in downtown Toms River, New Jersey?
By Shawn Michaels for 92.7 wobm
New Jersey man makes it his mission to preserve ‘piney’ culture
By News 12 Staff (photo above courtesy of Amazon.com)
Battleship Hotel? Book a night on the USS New Jersey
By Aaron Spray for The Travel
Irises found on a national park battlefield in Louisiana may mark razed homes in historic Black community ‘Fazendeville'
By The Associated Press for Fortune
Scents help researchers identify contents of Egyptian vessels
By Archaeology Magazine (photo below courtesy of J. La Nasa et al. 2022/Journal of Archaeological Science)
This week's Rock Solid History News Digest (sign up for even more HERE!!!), learn about SHARKS 🦈, a town that disappeared 🌆, a little known airport 🛫, a famous cemetery 🎭, and ancient fossils 🐟!
New Jersey State Museum will feature sharks in new exhibition
By Centraljersey.com (image above courtesy of state.nj.us/state/museum)
The lost village of Old Boonton: its history and disappearance beneath the waters of the Rockaway River
By Jeffrey V. Moy for Morristown Green
Historic New Jersey airport finds strength in numbers
By Grant Boyd for Flying Magazine
After 122 years, Hollywood Forever Cemetery finally designated historic-cultural monument
By Tom Tapp for Deadline
Archaeology breakthrough as experts retrace human roots with 518 million year-old rocks
By Antony Ashkenaz for Express UK (photo below courtesy of SWNS)
This week, learn about fun old dolls 🎎, a touching museum ☝, a museum for a beloved Jersey singer 🎤, early Long Island history 🌳🌳, and a medieval find 🖃! And see a TON (yes, a ton!) of local events in NY and NJ. Click here to sign up for the WHOLE DIGEST!
Our Lives: New-York Historical Society’s Black dolls exhibit
By News 12 Staff (photo above courtesy of nyhistory.org)
A touching exhibit: Morristown’s Macculloch Hall comes to grips with ‘interactive’
By Kevin Coughlin for Morristown Green
Historic firehouse set to house Bruce Springsteen Museum
By Tobias Carroll for Inside Hook
What you didn't know about the early history of Long Island
By Aaron Spray for The Travel
Boy digs up 'astounding' 800-year-old treasure
By Cover Media (photo below courtesy of Hansons Auctioneers)
This week, learn about a local chocolate drink 🍫, a poet & a ballet ✍🩰, a submarine’s piano 🎹, a historic hockey jersey 🏒, and rock art with extinct animals 🦥! Also look ahead to lots of family friendly & historic events! Sign up here.
A look at Yoo-Hoo’s New Jersey roots
By Eva Grall for Hoboken Girl (photo above courtesy of yoo-hoo.com)
New Jersey poet collaborating with Brooklyn ballet on world premiere of events in American history
By News 12 Staff
Jersey Proud: Piano that sailed aboard the Thomas Edison now a fixture at the US Navy Museum
By News 12 Staff
How the Riveters’ Black Rosie jerseys came to be
By Holly Morrison for The Ice Garden
How old is the rock art at La Lindosa?
By Archaeology Magazine (photo below courtesy of José Iriarte, University of Exeter)
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