The City of Burlington: Touring the Streets Full of History and Tradition (Video)

For my final main blog post of this year, I wanted to go back to the style of posts I began this project with. Similar to my Trenton and Cape May posts, today I will be spotlighting the city of Burlington. I explored the town last week, sightseeing some of its historical offerings, and meeting … Continue reading The City of Burlington: Touring the Streets Full of History and Tradition (Video)

New Bridge Landing: 240th Anniversary Revolutionary War Reenactment Celebration (Video)

On Sunday, November 20th, 2016, the Bergen County Historical Society celebrated the 240th anniversary of the Battle of New Bridge. The celebration included a Revolutionary War reenactment along with various festivities and tours of the site. The battle of New Bridge Landing was a pivotal Revolutionary War battle that took place on November 20th, 1776. … Continue reading New Bridge Landing: 240th Anniversary Revolutionary War Reenactment Celebration (Video)

New Jersey and World War 1: Looking Ahead at the World War 1 Centennial Project

Last week, I spoke with Mrs. Sara Cureton of the New Jersey Historical Commission. One of the projects the commission will be undertaking is working with the World War 1 Centennial Commission. During my interview with Mrs. Cureton, we talked in detail about WW1 and it’s importance to New Jersey. I would like to take … Continue reading New Jersey and World War 1: Looking Ahead at the World War 1 Centennial Project

NJ Historical Commission’s Sara Cureton: Understanding the Challenges and Innovations in Public History (Audio)

The New Jersey Historical Commission is one of the divisions in the state government set aside to preserve the history and cultural legacy throughout the state. One of its primary goals is to enhance the preservation and interpretation of state history. This week, I ventured back to Trenton to interview the Director of the commission, Sara … Continue reading NJ Historical Commission’s Sara Cureton: Understanding the Challenges and Innovations in Public History (Audio)

The Historian Journalist: New York History Blog’s John Warren

As you may already know, I am from North Jersey. Since I live and travel into New York so frequently, I follow the New York History Blog. This blog has tasked itself with not only retelling New York history, but to be a platform and database for those looking for historical sites, or events throughout … Continue reading The Historian Journalist: New York History Blog’s John Warren

Red Bank Battlefield: Reliving the Revolution with Tradition and Family Fun

For most people, autumn usually means Halloween, beautiful trees, food comas, family, and experiencing the horror of mid-terms. However, autumn holds a special place in my heart as Revolutionary War reenactment season. Growing up in the northeast, I have had the luxury of experiencing a number of them. Revolutionary War reenactments are commonplace and are a … Continue reading Red Bank Battlefield: Reliving the Revolution with Tradition and Family Fun

Finding Historical Places: Tips and Tools for your Travels

Ever since I’ve started this blog I have gotten this one question more than any other. “George, how do you find out about all these cool places?” Indeed, it can be difficult to discover, let alone decide, on which places to go to. Generally, most people I have met love to visit historical places and … Continue reading Finding Historical Places: Tips and Tools for your Travels