Update: The Suitcase is in the Trash, but I Found a Handbook Inside

Welcome back! Some of you noticed that I released a new post this past Saturday, the first one in a long time. I thank you all for the early support! It means a lot to know that some of you who supported me before have been waiting patiently for new material. I hope to continue … Continue reading Update: The Suitcase is in the Trash, but I Found a Handbook Inside

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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 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)

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

Understanding Small Museums and Archaeology: Q&A with Jeffrey Norcross

What goes into the process of operating a small museum? Within the first month, we have already covered a few museums in our short time on this blog. From a large state-funded museum in Trenton. to the unique lighthouse of Cape May, museums contain a plethora of exciting items and unique stories to be told. These … Continue reading Understanding Small Museums and Archaeology: Q&A with Jeffrey Norcross