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Follow these links to more information about New Jersey history.

North Jersey Historical Web Sites

  • Passaic County Historical Society - In an effort to achieve this objective the PCHS, a private non-profit organization,  maintains a library and museum housed in a unique castle in Garret Mountain Reservation, a county park, overlooking Paterson, NJ.
  • Bergen County Historical Society - The Bergen County Historical Society, a non-profit volunteer organization, promotes preservation, study and appreciation of local history. Our museum collections are displayed at the Steuben House, a State Historic Site and the Campbell-Christie House, a County Historic Site.
  • The Paterson Museum  -The Paterson Museum has stressed the educational aspects of it's interpretive exhibits. A major strength of the Museum lies in its varied collections, including local archaeology, history, and mineralogy. Paterson has been a birthplace or springboard to many innovators and inventers.
  • Passaic County Historical Society, Genealogy Club - The Passaic County Historical Society Genealogy Club was established in 1985. It mission is to share genealogical and historical information, educate the public with regard to its heritage, and assist in publishing and preserving Passaic County genealogical records.
  • Paterson Great Falls web Site - The Great Falls / S.U.M. National Historic Landmark district is a 118-acre industrial historic site located in Paterson, New Jersey, 12 miles west of New York City. It is home to the largest and best example of early manufacturing mills in the United States.
  • The Forges & Manor of Ringwood  - The Forges & Manor of Ringwood is an historic center, sacred ground to the Native Americans and a site of important American developments, both industrial and social, during the Colonial, Federal, and Victorian periods.
  • West Milford Museum - Located in the heart of the New Jersey Highlands, West Milford is a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of New York and its suburbs. The Museum is located in the center of town, and holds a record of the rich and storied history of the area in a relaxed and amenable setting.
  • 41st New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Civil War Roundtable - The 41st New Jersey Volunteer Infantry (NJVI) Civil War Roundtable of Northern New Jersey was formed in September, 1999 from the participants of a civil war discussion group that met at the Barnes and Noble bookstore in West Paterson, New Jersey. We now meet on the third Thursday of each month in the Wayne Township public library. Meetings start at 7:30 PM and are open to the public
  • The Clifton Public Library - April is Poetry Month! Celebrate by attending a poetry reading Saturday, April 6 from 2 PM to 4 PM conducted by the Saturday Afternoon Poets in the Community Room of the Clifton Main Library.  Tolkien Fans - Join us on Monday, April 22 at 7 PM when New Jersey author and journalist Al Sullivan discusses Lord of the Rings. At the Clifton Memorial Library, 292 Piaget Avenue. No registration necessary.

New Jersey Historical Web Sites

  • Electronic New Jersey - This site is designed for the in-depth study of New Jersey history. The eight topical modules currently available were chosen after careful review of a range of sources available in the Special Collections and University Archives of the Rutgers University Libraries, Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Jersey Homesteads and Social Change in the 1960s and 1970s were piloted by students and faculty at Hunterdon Central Regional HS and Spotswood HS in 1997
  • New Jersey Historic trust - Established in 1967, the New Jersey Historic Trust is the only nonprofit historic preservation organization in New Jersey created by State law. The New Jersey Historic Trust is governed by a fifteen-member board of trustees.
  • New Jersey Historic Preservation Office - New Jersey's Historic Preservation Office, located within the Division of Parks and Forestry, Department of Environmental Protection, brings expertise in a variety of fields essential to preserving historic resources.
  • The Encyclopedia of New Jersey - This will be the most authoritative and comprehensive reference source ever developed on the Garden State. The Encyclopedia of New Jersey, which will be available in text and electronic form, will help to strengthen New Jersey residents' knowledge of their home state, and will be a valuable reference work for schools, businesses, and the general public.

Historical Web Sites about the People of New Jersey

  • New Jersey Womens History - is a resource for students, teachers, and all interested people who want to know more about the history of New Jersey women
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Papers - The mission of this project is to find and copy all of the Stanton and Anthony papers that still survive--as manuscripts and printed texts--and make those primary sources available and useful for research.