The Old Barracks Museum: Military History at the Heart of the Garden State

Last year, I wrote on this site about some of Trenton’s historical offerings. It proved to be one of my most popular posts. Trenton is still very important to me in my daily life. I have had a long-term internship there for the past year, so I find myself walking in the city often, seeing … Continue reading The Old Barracks Museum: Military History at the Heart of the Garden State

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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

New Jersey Geography: A Story of Colonies, Pork Rolls, and Highways

New Jersey is the fourth smallest state in the United States. The little transient state is only larger than Delaware, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, all of which were also part of the original 13 Colonies. Despite its small size, New Jersey is starkly varied and has a large historical and cultural legacy. This post is focusing on … Continue reading New Jersey Geography: A Story of Colonies, Pork Rolls, and Highways

Every History has to Start Somewhere…

Hello, and welcome to “New Jersey’s Historical Suitcase!” This blog is all about the state of New Jersey and the history it has to offer. For the next few months I will be presenting to you some of the interesting histories and historical places located in the infamous transient state, New Jersey! My name is … Continue reading Every History has to Start Somewhere…