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)

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

Revolutionary Trenton: The Story and Sites of One of America’s Great Early Cities

State capitals. Most people usually get confused when they have to name them, myself included. Why isn’t New York City the capital of New York? For California, why was Sacramento chosen over Los Angeles and San Francisco? The same could be said for Illinois, choosing the capital Springfield, rather than Chicago. There are many examples … Continue reading Revolutionary Trenton: The Story and Sites of One of America’s Great Early Cities