Like some adventure?

So do I! From discovering strange antiques to visiting historic sites - I love it all!

Where to?

Somerset County, Morris County... even Cape May County!

No Place is too Small...

What may seem minute and insignificant is what makes history!


Not only do I like to write about history - I love covering events too!

This Place Matters

Help bring awareness to the historic sites in your area.

From historic figures to historic places...

I want to teach America just how significant New Jersey is!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Around Egg Harbor City and Pleasantville Book Giveaway

Thanks to author Dennis Niceler, The History Girl is offering one signed copy of his book Around Egg Harbor City and Pleasantville, published by Arcadia Publishing. In order to be in the running, submit your name and e-mail address below!

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*Valid for all residents of the 50 United States of America, 13 years of age or older.
*Entries without a valid e-mail address are not eligible.
*Contest begins September 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm EST and ends September 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm EST.
*The winner will be chosen at random.
*The winner will be notified via e-mail on September 27, 2014 after 8:00 pm. The winner must respond with a mailing address within thirty-six (36) hours or another winner will be chosen.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Weekend Historical Happenings: 9/20/14 - 9/21/14

Know about a historical event happening in your area? 
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Sunday, September 20 -  Morristown, Morris County
Into the Wood(lot)
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Weekend Estate Sales: 9/19/14 - 9/21/14

Click on each link for more information on the estate sale!
Find something neat at an estate sale? Let us know!
Hosting an estate sale? Send me an e-mail to be featured in our weekly post!
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

America's Most Decorated Battleship: The USS New Jersey

America's Most Decorated Battleship: The USS New Jersey
Written by NJ Historian

Today America's most decorated and largest battleship floats gracefully in the peaceful waters of the Delaware River in Camden, New Jersey, across from Philadelphia, where she was built over seventy years ago. A source of pride for the New Jerseyans who contributed to her construction, "Big J" as she is commonly referred to as, quickly became one of the nation's most powerful warships and served in that capacity until her final decommissioning after forty-eight years of service in 1991. Since 2001, the USS New Jersey has served as a museum, bringing together the young and old and  veterans and civilians,

The USS New Jersey, BB-62, berthed on the Camden Waterfront.

Monday, September 15, 2014

“Sojourner Truth” Travels Our Way - September 18, 2014

“Sojourner Truth” Travels Our Way
September 18, 2014

Van Harlingen Historical Society presents Dr. Daisy Century, in first-person interpretation, as the former slave Isabella Baumfree, better known as Sojourner Truth. The program, free and open to the public, will be held Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Mary Jacobs Library, 64 Washington Street, Rocky Hill, New Jersey at 7:00 pm. Registration is required. Visit or call 609-924-7073. School-age children are welcome. Space is limited.

Dr. Daisy Century as Sojourner Truth. Photo credit: American Historical Theatre

Organization of the Week: Battleship New Jersey

Every Monday, I highlight a non-profit related to history or the arts, a historical society, preservation group or friends group whose main objective is to promote the historical and artistic history of New Jersey.

This week, I am featuring the Battleship New Jersey. Berthed on the Camden Waterfront across the Delaware River from Center City Philadelphia, the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial is a non-profit historic ship museum that offers guided and self-guided tours daily. Opened in 2001, the Battleship New Jersey allows visitors a variety of ways to experience the ship, including overnight encampments for youth groups and families, special group and student tours, and event rentals.

The ship features museum exhibits, various tours, and programming. But it takes many volunteers to operate and maintain the Battleship New Jersey. Volunteers participate in memorial events onboard the ship, conduct exclusive behind the scenes tours, work with veterans and youth groups, attend specialized lectures and tours, and work with men and women who share a common interest in learning about, studying, and teaching our nation’s naval history. Volunteers can also help maintain the ship's interior and exterior.

The Battleship New Jersey relies on memberships, fundraising, and countless volunteers to continue its mission. For more information on programs, special events, and exhibits hosted by Battleship New Jersey or to become a member or volunteer, please call 866-877-6262 or visit

If you are a member of a non-profit organization or know of one that you would like to see featured on this site, please let us know in the comments or send an e-mail to

Friday, September 12, 2014

Weekend Historical Happenings: 9/13/14 - 9/14/14

Know about a historical event happening in your area? 
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Saturday, September 13 - Byram Township, Sussex County
Waterloo Canal Heritage Day
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