October 31, 2014
NJ350 News
  • New Jersey Is Innovation

    Edison called this Laboratory Complex his Invention Factory...

  • New Jersey is Liberty

    The Old Barracks Museum is a state and national historic landmark that serves as an educational center for Colonial and American history.

  • New Jersey is Diversity

    New Jersey is Diversity. Red Bank jazz great William "Count" Basie's legacy of music embodies the wealth of talent New Jersey offers the world.

  • New Jersey is Liberty

    Morristown served as George Washington's headquarters for two different winter encampments during the Revolutionary War.

  • New Jersey is Diversity

    New Jersey's divserse landscape is home to the Howell Living History Farm.

  • New Jersey is Innovation

    The first condensed soup in America was developed in Camden in 1897.

  • New Jersey is Diversity

    Shorelines, farmlands, mountains, cities and suburbs. New Jersey offers a diversity of topography.

  • New Jersey is Innovation

    Demonstrating the spinning wheel at the Spirit of the Jersey's History Fair

  • New Jersey's Birthday at the State Capital, Trenton

    A visit from Simon Crowcroft, constable of St. Helier, Isle of Jersey and members of the Society of Colonial Wars

  • Make a Joyous Noise to Celebrate NJ350

    Members of the Neve Shalom Synagogue commemorate New Jersey's Anniversary

  • Announcing New Jersey's Anniversary

    Members of the Old Barracks Museum in Trenton fire a salute outside the NJ State House in honor of NJ350

  • Fourth Graders in Sayreville Celebrate NJ350

  • Girl Scouts in Ocean County Celebrate NJ's Birthday

  • Fifth Graders in Middlesex County Celebrate NJ350

What's New at NJ350

Over a Century Before the 19th Amendment, New Jersey Women Vote


New Jersey was the first U.S. state to grant voting rights to women. Single women and widows in New Jersey had the possibility to vote before 1790 due to the vague language used in Article IV of the 1776 New Jersey Constitution that defined eligible voters as propertied “inhabitants.” In addition, the New Jersey election laws of 1790 and 1797 ... Read More »

The Story of New Jersey’s Jurisdiction over Ellis Island

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Ellis Island is well-known as the gateway to the United States for more than 12 million immigrants from 1891 to 1954. It was not always that way. In pre-contact times, the island, and two others nearby, almost disappeared at high tides. The Native Americans then called it “Gull Island.” The Dutch called the three islands “The Oyster Islands,” because of ... Read More »

Step Into New Jersey’s Past – Visit A Historic Site Today

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