See you in September! The "Rock Solid History News Digest" for families will return on September 9. Can't wait to catch up with you all then with family-friendly events & news stories, as well as opportunities to hear author Veronica MacDonald Ditko speak on different historical topics.
Lots for the outdoor & indoor history enthusiast in this week's "Rock Solid History News Digest" for families, such as unexpected Twin Lights artifacts 🥣, a giant shark tooth 🦈🦷, and a young girl’s find digging in Poland ☭! In New Jersey, see an old place for new fun 🎨 and a school’s important name 📛 change. Sign up above to get the full newsletter with lots of month-long events and activities.
Twin Lights archaeological dig yields a surprising find
By Richard Cowen for NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
Freehold's historic Court Street School returns home
By Joe Strupp for Asbury Park Press
NJ elementary school to ditch Thomas Jefferson's name for 1st Black woman to graduate from district
By Curtis Brodner for 1010 Wins (image above courtesy of somsd.k12.nj.us/jefferson)
Boy, 8 years old, discovers giant shark tooth in South Carolina: 'Find of a lifetime'
By Cortney Moore for Fox News (photo below courtesy of Cory Doctorow on flickr)
Young Indiana! Seven-year-old girl hailed following discovery of Neolithic tool
By Jo Harper for The First News
This week, learn about a rodeo 🤠, courageous voter 🗹, pinball museum 📍, Victorian San Francisco home 🏠, and meaningful crystals 🔮! Sign up above to get the full "Rock Solid History News Digest" for family-friendly events as well.
One of the oldest rodeos in America is in New Jersey
By Tracey Tully for The New York Times (photo courteous of cowtownrodeo.com)
NJ history: 1880 Tenafly woman helped others shatter ceilings
By David M. Zimmer for NorthJersey.com
Back to the 1950s: New Jersey beach town museum offers retro thrills for pinball fans
Tour a historic Victorian house that became a colorful oasis in San Francisco
By Zoë Sessums for Architectural Digest
'Magical' rock crystals found at Stone Age ceremonial site in England
By Tom Metcalfe for LiveScience (photo below courtesy of the University of Manchester)
Lots to learn about this week in the "Rock Solid History News Digest!" Everything from an abandoned submarine 🥖, to a renovated restaurant 🍽, a huge rubber duck 🐤, ancient Italian island ruins 🌅 and more! See the stories below and sign up above to get much more, such as family-friendly events every week.
There’s an abandoned submarine museum in New Jersey and it is fascinating
By Travel Maven for NewsBreak
Closed historic New Jersey inn gets new life with a big renovation
By Big Joe Henry for New Jersey 101.5 (photo above)
Archeological dig in Rye uncovers pieces of Westchester's lost Black history
By Nadia Galindo for News12 New Jersey
World's biggest rubber duck: A Duluth man's quacky idea has outsized impact
By Dan Kraker for MPR News/Post Bulletin (photo below courtesy of thebigduck.us)
In Italy this summer, UC students uncover ancient city on archaeology dig
By Bebe Hodges for Cincinnati Enquirer
In this week's "Rock Solid History News Digest," learn about a miniature 1950s town 🚂, an unexpected battlefield discovery 🥇, & the meanings behind twisted trees 🌳🥨. Travel farther away to see Ice Age footprints 👣 and a mother lode of jewelry 💎 from a lost ship! Sign up at the button above to get a weekly list of fun events & trips for families.
Great train set at Liberty Science Center meticulously recreates 1952 New Jersey
By Brian Donohue for News12 New Jersey (photo above courtesy of lsc.org)
Professor details stunning battlefield discoveries: 245 years after battle, soldiers' remains uncovered at Red Bank
By Rowan Today
Native American ‘road signs’- how first Americans used trees to navigate nature
By Shane Riggs for Allegany Magazine
Ice Age footprints excavated in Utah
By Archaeology Magazine (photo below by R. Nial Bradshaw)
After 350 years, sea gives up lost jewels of Spanish shipwreck
By Dalya Alberge for The Guardian
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