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The Hon. Tahesha Way, Lt. Governor and Secretary of State

Join RevolutionNJ this summer to explore New Jersey’s civic history and win a prize!

TRENTON, NJRevolutionNJ, the state’s official 250th partnership, encourages New Jerseyans to explore the state, discover the past, and find their civic superpower this summer with History Pinned.

From June 1st – July 31st, History Pinned sites will hand out unique buttons that highlight a different civic superpower as inspired by the Made By Us Civic Season. Participants who collect all five buttons by July 31, 2024 will win a special History Hero badge.

The 2024 History Pinned sites are: Alice Paul Institute, American Labor Museum, Hoboken Historical Museum, New Jersey State Museum, and T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center. The sites were selected due to their geographic diversity and their connections to the history of political and civic participation.

“I encourage New Jersey’s residents and visitors to take advantage of this fun opportunity to learn more about our shared history and to discover new ways to participate in our democracy,” said Lieutenant Governor Tahesha Way. Lieutenant Governor Way oversees the New Jersey Historical Commission in her role as Secretary of State.

RevolutionNJ is the official partnership between the New Jersey Historical Commission and the non-profit Crossroads of the American Revolution to commemorate America’s 250th in 2026.

“Connecting young adults with their histories is crucial for many reasons including inspiring life-long civic engagement,” said New Jersey Historical Commission Executive Director Sara Cureton. “All five of the institutions participating in this year’s program tell fascinating stories of how New Jerseyans of the past shaped the government that we share today.”

RevolutionNJ’s History Pinned program was developed for the fourth annual Civic Season. Juneteenth will mark the beginning of a new summer tradition focused on utilizing the past to prepare for the future. Civic Season unites America’s newest holiday, Juneteenth, with its oldest holiday, July 4th, and is co-designed with Gen Z students, activists, thought leaders, and historians. Gen Z is the generation stepping into adult citizenship on the cusp of the United States’ 250th birthday in 2026; Civic Season invites them to have a voice in the conversations that will shape it.

“History Pinned is a fun, new way to interact with our state’s history,” said Executive Director of Crossroads of the American Revolution Carrie Fellows. “We hope that it will also provide an opportunity for young adults to reflect on the Revolutionary ideals of freedom, liberty, and justice as we approach America’s 250th.”

To get started with History Pinned, visit

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About RevolutionNJ
Created through state legislation in 2018, RevolutionNJ is a partnership between the New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC), a division of the New Jersey Department of State, and the nonprofit Crossroads of the American Revolution Association to plan the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution in New Jersey.

About Made By Us
Powered by an unparalleled alliance of hundreds of beloved history museums and historic sites, Made By Us creates programs and digital platforms to connect young people in every corner of the nation with our shared past, present and future. With initiatives such as My Wish For U.S., 60-Second History and Civic Season (Juneteenth - July 4th), Made By Us meets young adults where they are with timely and relevant U.S. history to inspire, inform and ignite civic participation leading up to the nation’s 250th anniversary in 2026. For more information, visit or follow @historymadebyus on Instagram.


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