Learn about about New Jersey's connection to the Declaration of Independence 📜, the first fireworks 🎆, and a remarkable museum founder 💁🏾♀️ in this week's "Rock Solid History News Digest" for families in NY/NJ. Bonus stories are recipes 🥧 in an interesting place and a hidden city ⛺! Click the button above to get the full newsletter with events and day trips.
VIDEO: The Declaration proclaimed from the steps of Indian King Tavern
By Matt Rooney for Save Jersey
Did You Know? Fireworks on the Fourth of July is a Jersey First!
By Mark Di Ionno for TAP into Passaic Valley
92-year-old founded free museum to preserve African American history in Burlington Co. NJ
By Tamala Edwards for ABC 6 Action News (photo above courtesy of Stokes Creative Group, Inc.)
Family recipes etched in stone. Gravestone, that is
By Christina Morales for The New York Times (photo courtesy of Ralph Daily on Flickr)
UNF Archeology team digs up big piece of puzzle pointing to lost city of Sarabay
By First Coast News (photo below courtesy of Florida State Archives)
Iggy delivers weekly stories to inspire kids to have a life-long love of history in the Garden State and beyond. To sign up to get even more, contact Iggy here