The mission of the New Jersey Historical Commission is to enrich the lives of the public by preserving the historical record and advancing interest in and awareness of New Jersey's past.
Commission Members
Maxine Lurie, Ph.D., Chair
Margaret Westfield, R.A.Vice-Chair

Senator Christopher Bateman
Jayne S. Carmody
Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll
Susan P. Coen
Assemblyman Craig Coughlin
Michael Fernandez
Larry Greene, Ph.D.
Joseph E. Salvatore, M.D.
Richard Veit, Ph.D.
Senator Loretta Weinberg
B. Michael Zuckerman, Ph.D.

ex-officio members
Tahesha Way, Secretary of State-designee
State Librarian Mary Chute
Katherine Marcopul, Ph.D.
Contact the NJ Historical Commission
NJ Historical Commission
P.O. Box 305
Trenton, NJ 08625

Tel: (609) 292-6062
Fax: (609) 633-8168

Email: Feedback@sos.nj.gov
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Public Notice

This notice officially advises the public that the New Jersey Historical Commission will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at 33 West State Street, 4th floor conference room, Trenton, NJ.

This notice is made pursuant to the Open Public Meeting Act (Chapter 231, P.L. 1975).

Popular Culture and The Garden State

From The Perils of Pauline to War of the Worlds, Count Basie, and The Sopranos, New Jersey has undeniably made its mark on popular culture in the United States and around the world. In 2018, the New Jersey Historical Commission will consider the impactful work of New Jersey artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers, and actors over the course of the state’s history. Join us on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Monmouth University for the New Jersey History Forum featuring this year’s popular culture theme.

New Jersey Historical Commission News & Headlines

Historical Commission Members Receive 2018 AASLH Award

NJ Historical Commission Chair, Maxine Lurie, and Commission Member, Richard Veit, receive 2018 AASLH Leadership in History Award of Merit for their publication Envisioning New Jersey: An Illustrated History of the Garden State.

New Jersey’s WWI “Bells of Peace” on Armistice Centennial

On November 11, 2018 at 11 a.m. New Jersey will join in a nationwide bell-tolling to honor the 116,516 American men and women who died in WWI.

Announcing a New Guide to New Jersey Field Trips in History and Social Studies

Attention New Jersey educators! NJHC is now offering a free, comprehensive guide to New Jersey’s field trips in history and social studies.


Cover image courtesy of Dr. Joseph E. Salvatore

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