Exploring the History of New Jersey and Beyond!

Architecture, National Park Sites, Local Sites, and More!

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!

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

Spread the History!

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!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 9/22/18 - 9/23/18

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Saturday, September 22 - West Orange, Essex County
Fall Family Fun Day/National Public Lands Day
Children Friendly Site

Celebrate National Public Lands Day with special family activities at Glenmont, the home and estate of Thomas and Mina Edison in Llewellyn Park between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Visitors wanting to visit Glenmont, should pick up a car pass from the Laboratory Visitor Center.  Activities include tours of the 29-room Victorian Mansion and tours of the poured concrete garage which houses a circa 1900 Locomobile, 1911 and 1914 Detriot Electrics, 1922 Model T and the 1936 Brewster belonging to Charles Edison. Enjoy water color painting and obstacle course races on the lawn, Victorian board games, Junior Ranger activities, sand art, and a paper airplane building contest and much more.  Explore the 15 acre estate, garage, greenhouse, and the gravesite of Thomas and Mina Edison.

Before going to Glenmont, you must first pick up a car pass and directions at the Laboratory Complex visitor center. You will not be able to get to Glenmont without the special car pass.

The normal site fees are waived at all National Park Service sites on Saturday in honor of National Public Lands Day, including Thomas Edison National Historical Park. The Laboratory Complex Visitor Center is located at 211 Main Street, West Orange, NJ. For more information, call 973-736-0550 x33 or visit www.nps.gov/edis.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 9/21/18 - 9/23/18

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A Conversation with Amy Stewart - Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit

A Conversation with Amy Stewart
Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit


This is the fourth book you’ve written about Constance Kopp, a real-life deputy sheriff who worked in Hackensack in the 1910s. Is it also based on actual events, or have you run out of historical records?

I actually had more real-life cases than I could use this time around! This novel takes place in fall 1916. Constance had been a deputy sheriff for over a year, and many of the cases she worked on were written up for the papers, which gave me lots of material. I did shift the time frame around, moving cases from the spring to the fall so that I could put together a sequence that better suited the shape of a novel.


This novel takes place in the fall of 1916, which was an election season, both for Sheriff Heath and, on a national level, for President. Did you see any parallels between the politics of 1916 and 2016?

More than I would’ve liked! It was a complete coincidence that I started to write this novel the day after the election. That just happened to be the first day I was free to put aside my other obligations and begin a new book. After the election, I woke up to a very different world than the one I’d been expecting. I didn’t want to do any kind of work, but I thought it might distract me. I dragged myself upstairs to my office and sat down with all my notes about Constance Kopp's real life. Suddenly, those actual events looked very different. What I had before me was a true story about a woman doing a man's job who was the target of vicious, misogynist attacks during a contentious election year. I'm always thinking about the parallels between the Kopps' world a hundred years ago and today, but that was more apparent than ever this time. It’s subtle—you won’t have to re-live the 2016 campaign if you read the novel—but if you’re looking for the similarities, you’ll find them.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Premier Presentation of “Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Author, Aviator, Liberated Woman” - 10/5/2018

Premier Presentation of  “Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Author, Aviator, Liberated Woman” 
Friday, October 5, 2018

Historian Jim Davidson is delivering, for the first time, this insightful and captivating talk about the area’s rich history and the Lindbergh legacy on Friday, October 5, 2018.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh is well known for having been the wife of pioneering and controversial aviator Charles Lindbergh and mother of their six children, including Charles Jr., who was kidnapped and murdered, resulting in the Trial of the Century. This exclusive premier presentation will cover Anne’s privileged New Jersey upbringing, her whirlwind life in the spotlight, troubled marriage, retreat to Europe and pre-war Nazi connections.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Kopp Sisters Novels September 2018 Book Giveaway

Thursday, September 13, 2018

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 9/15/18 - 9/16/18

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Saturday, September 15 - Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County
Atlantic Highlands Historical Society Outdoor Flea Market

The Atlantic Highlands Historical Society will hold its annual Outdoor Flea Market at the Atlantic Highlands Marina (off First Avenue) on Saturday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. The rain date is Saturday, September 22.

Over 100+ vendors will offer a variety of antiques and collectibles, crafts, second time around, and some new items. Among the merchandise to be found is furniture, tools, fishing equipment, jewelry, books, postcards, tee shirts, handbags, clothing, toys, art, glassware, etc. Also an eclectic array of bargains can always be found at the society's Treasures Table as well as a variety of food, refreshments, and baked goods. Members will also be on hand to answer questions about the society, its mansion, and our other ongoing programs and events.

All proceeds from this event will be used towards the restoration of the AHHS Museum, the Strauss Mansion, at 27 Prospect Circle, as well as educational programs throughout the year. For more information, call 732-291-4313 or 732-291-9337 or visit www.ahhistory.org.

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Saturday, September 15 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
Accordion Melodies of the 1890s
Children Friendly Site & Event

On Saturday, visit Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel to hear music from yesteryear played on an accordion. This free event runs from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. 

Historic Longstreet Farm is located at 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, NJ. For more information, call 732-946-3758 or visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 9/14/18 - 9/16/18

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Thursday, September 6, 2018

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 9/8/18 - 9/9/18

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Saturday, September 8 - Chester, Morris County
National Milling Day
Children Friendly Site

On Saturday from 1:00 - 3:00 pm, celebrate the 263rd birthday of Oliver Evans, a 1780s inventor, who created the first automatic flour mill. See some of his inventions at work at the Gristmill. View a collection of antique printed flour bags. Cost: FREE but donations appreciated. The Cooper Gristmill is located at 66 Route 513, Chester, NJ. For more information, call 908-879-5463 or visit www.morrisparks.net.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 9/7/18 - 9/9/18

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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