Trustee’s Meeting – Tuesday, 12/17 @ 2 PM

There will be a Trustee’s Meeting of the New Providence Historical Society at 2PM on December 17th in the Mason Room, located at the rear of the New Providence Memorial Library. You don’t have to be a Trustee to attend. Come and learn what’s going on. Volunteers are always needed. If you can’t attend the meeting, but would still like to volunteer contact us at 1-908-655-1034.

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Holiday Open House, Sunday, December 6th

Please join us for our annual Holiday Open House, in our mid 1800’s Farmhouse. We’ll have refreshments, as well as a selection of our archive photo albums containing photos of yesteryear New Providence, Also available are copies of Images of New Providence. These books make great stocking stuffers! So, come pay us a visit before our Saltbox closes for the winter!Holly2

Salt Box Museum
1350 Springfield Avenue
New Providence, NJ
Sunday, December 6, 1–3 PM

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Four Centuries in a Weekend

BFS21157103-SaltBoxOpenFlagThe Salt Box Museum will once again participate in the Four Centuries in a Weekend event.

This event includes 27 diverse historic sites in Union County, from humble farmhouses to extravagant mansions, which share the story of our evolution from the Colonial era Elizabethtown of 1664.

Salt Box Museum Hours:

  • Saturday, October 17, 10 AM – 5 PM
  • Sunday, October 18, 12 Noon – 5 PM

Docents will be stamping “passport” for those particiapting school children. The Salt Box Museum is located at 1350 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ.

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August Open House at Salt Box Museum

Join us for guided tours of the Salt Box House and all it’s artifacts and exhibits on Sunday, August 2nd, 1-3 PM.  Learn about the history of New Providence and beyond.

The next open house will be Sunday, September 13th, 1-3 PM

The Museum will also be open for Union County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend event on October 17 & 18, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5.

The Salt Box Museum is located at 1350 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ.

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Open House at Salt Box Museum

Kitchen in the Saltbox MuseumJoin us for guided tours of the Salt Box House and all it’s artifacts and exhibits on Sunday, July 12, 1-3 PM. Future Open Houses include:

  • Sunday, August 2, 1-3 PM
  • Sunday, September 13, 1-3 PM

The Museum will also be open for Union County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend event on October 17 & 18, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5.

The Salt Box Museum is located at 1350 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ.

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Flag Retirement Ceremony at NP American Legion Post

American Legion Post 433 of New Providence, New Jersey will conduct its annual Flag Retirement Service on Flag Day, Sunday, June 14, 2015, beginning at 7 pm. The Legion will properly destroy approximately 3,000 United States flags that have been worn by use and the passage of time. The New Providence Police Honor Guard will participate in this service, and the Honorable Al Morgan, Mayor of the Borough of New Providence will speak. All are welcome to attend this service, which will be held outside the Legion at 357 Elkwood Avenue.

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Salt Box Museum Open House Schedule for Summer 2015

Join us for guided tours of the Salt Box House and all it’s artifacts and exhibits.

Sunday, June 7, 1-3 PM
Sunday, July 12, 1-3 PM
Sunday, August 2, 1-3 PM
Sunday, September 13, 1-3 PM

The Museum will also be open for Union County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend event on October 17 & 18, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5.

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“Salt Box Craft Fair” Set for May 2nd

The Salt Box Fair will be held on Saturday, May 2nd, 9 AM to 3 PM, on the grounds of the Salt Box Museum grounds located at 1350 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ. The rain date is 5/9/2015.

On sale will be antiques, books, toys, jewelry and other collectables. Proceeds from the sale go toward a $500 scholarship for a current
New Providence High School student.

Outside vendors will also be attending, as will “Bubby” the clown.
Some of the attending vendors include:

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Society’s Annual Dinner on April 16, 2015

At the Society’s Annual Dinner on April 16th, we will be treated to a talk by J. Richard Pierce on the more unusual historical aspects of the American flag. Mr. Pierce is the author of the 2005 book, The Stars and Stripes, Fabric of the American Spirit, which highlights the evolution and broad variations the flag has undergone.

The event will begin at 6PM at the Berkeley Plaza, 735 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights. The cost is just $35 per ticket for hors d’oeuvres, dinner and a stimulating speaker. Copies of Mr. Pierce’s book will be available for purchase.

Below is a preview video of Mr. Pierce.

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Holiday Open House – December 7, 2014

The Society will host a Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 7th, 2014 at the Salt Box Museum, located at 1350 Springfield Avenue, near the center of New Providence.
Join us for holiday cheer and refreshments!

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