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

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 »

John Woolman and the Fight Against Slavery

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Though not raised a Quaker, I learned early about John Woolman’s witness against slavery when our Girl Scout troop leader decided we should perform a play about the Quaker abolitionist and asked me to take his role. I learned less than half of the lines before she decided the historical play was not a good choice for ten- and eleven-year-olds. ... Read More »

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

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