Today in New Jersey History – February 27

The New Jersey Historical Society was founded on this day in 1845; the charter members numbered seventeen and one of the posts was for a librarian.((Proceedings, 1(1845):2)) Housed in Newark, this repository of state history contains thousands of objects: manuscripts, photographs, maps, and archival collections. In addition to publishing the Proceedings, the Society also was responsible for the Collections of the New Jersey Historical Society; Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey; various other monographs; and New Jersey History, a periodical now being published by Rutgers University and freely available online.

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