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)
Want to learn about the pandemic that gripped Paterson, NJ nearly 100 years ago? Hear the story from the Hawthorne Historical Society (incl. me!) on Monday March 14 at 7:00pm. It is in turns gripping, earth-wrenching, and eye-opening, and much like today’s pandemic.
The Hawthorne Historical Society meets at the Passaic County Arts Center/John W. Rea House, 675 Goffle Road, Hawthorne, NJ.
As Hawthorne approaches its 125th anniversary in 2023, the Society is doubling its efforts to share its historical knowledge in innovative ways. Visit us at http://hawthornehistory.org/ or @hawthornehistory on Facebook and Instagram.
This week, learn about a school’s Black history project 🏆, then-and-now photos 📸, all about cricket in NJ 🏏, a historical house 🏠, and an old pearl 🦪! CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR FULL NEWSLETTER W/FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENTS & DAY TRIPS.
John P. Holland Charter School celebrates Black history month with "Hall of Fame"
By Gabriella Dragone for TAP into Paterson
Then-and-now: a look at the history of downtown Westfield’s buildings (PHOTOS)
By TAP into Westfield (photos above by Westfield Historical Society/ Margaret Hickey)
The unexpected history of cricket in New Jersey
By Eva Grall for Hoboken Girl
Tour a house full of Black history
By Corey Kilgannon for The New York Times
Archaeologists find over 6,500-yr-old pearl bead in Qatar grave
By The Tribune India
Update to a story I shared last week! Things don't usually move this fast in the historical research world...by the way...(photo by Frank Hurley/Scott Polar Research Institute)
Endurance, Ernest Shackleton’s Ship, Lost in 1915, Is Found in Antarctic
By Henry Fountain, New York Times
As #readacrossamericaweek2022 comes to a close, I have exciting news! My children's book, "A Rock Solid History of Hawthorne, New Jersey" is now being sold at Colour & Whim in Hawthorne, NJ (https://www.colourandwhim.com/).
My book, which tells the history of the town through rocks, is a perfect adventure for the warmer weather. Everything mentioned in the book can be visited in person, reinforcing the history learned.
And Colour & Whim is located next to an award-winning sub shop. Sounds like a fun afternoon to me!
#hawthornenj #newjerseyhistoryforkids #funforkidsnj #childrensauthor #homeschoolingfunnj #historyisfun #RockSolidHistory
This week, read about special hockey jerseys 👿🏒, the NJ link to telephones 📞, hidden history at a museum 📸, pottery from a long-ago meal 🍯, and a lost ship ⛵!
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Three things: Black History Month jerseys
By Catherine Bogart for NewJerseyDevils.com/NHL.com
‘Ma Bell’ exhibit brings New Jersey technology to the forefront
By Rebekah Schroeder for Community News
Step into Black history at the African American Museum of Nassau County
By News 12 Staff
Ancient Native American cooking vessel found in Superior National Forest
By The Ely Echo (Minnesota)
Track Marine archaeologists searching icy Antarctic seas for Ernest Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’
By David Kindy for Smithsonian Magazine (photo below by Frank Hurley/Scott Polar Research Institute)
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