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Four Centuries in a Weekend

The New Providence Historical Society will participate in Union County’s “Four Centuries in a Weekend” program on September 19 & 20, 2019. The Salt Box Museum will be open Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM and Sunday 12 Noon – … Continue reading

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Open House Starts a Robust October Schedule of Events

The Salt Box Museum will be open on Sunday, October 6th, 1 – 3 PM. Stop by and get a taste of history! The museum is an authentic 18th century farmhouse with an extensive collect of historic artifacts. The museum … Continue reading

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Open House at Salt Box Museum, September 8, 2019

The Salt Box Museum will be open on Sunday, September 8th, 1 – 3 PM. Stop by and get a taste of history! The museum is an authentic 18th century farmhouse with an extensive collect of historic artifacts. The museum … Continue reading

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The Salt Box Museum Hosts 3rd New Providence Book Festival

New Jersey authors will sign books and talk to visitors at the New Providence Book Festival on Sunday, September 22, 2019. The festival, located on the grounds of the historic Salt Box Museum, will include a series of talks by … Continue reading

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4/25/2019 Annual Dinner: Lost Amusement Parks of the Jersey Shore

At our Annual Dinner on April 25, 2019, Rick Geffken will speak on the “Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore,” bringing together rarely seen images from the Library of Congress, local historical societies, and private collections to document … Continue reading

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Help Restore the Historic Genung Wagon

The Genung Wagon (circa 1820) is the oldest remaining piece of farm equipment in New Providence. Used to transport animals and crops, the wagon worked the farm which is now the Acme parking lot. But time has taken its toll. … Continue reading

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Film Cameras on Display at New Providence Memorial Library

Every February, the New Providence Historical Society sponsors an exhibit display at the New Providence Memorial Library. This year, we have an array of 16 film cameras on display. These cameras are on loan from J.R. Bale, a former commercial photographer … Continue reading

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10/25/2018 – Fall Talk: Samuel Morse, 19th Century Renaissance Man

Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791–1872) epitomized the titans of the Industrial evolution in America with his wide-ranging accomplishments in technology and art. Although not his only contribution, Samuel Morse is best known for his invention of the telegraph and the … Continue reading

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New Providence Book Festival Set for 9/22/2018

Based on the success of last year’s event, a second New Providence Book Festival has been scheduled for Saturday, September 22, 2018. We plan to even more authors this year. The festival will once again take place on the grounds of … Continue reading

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4/26/2018 Annual Dinner: Madame Bey’s

The New Providence Historical Society will hold its Annual Meeting on April 26th at the Murray Hill Hotel & Suites at 6PM. Gene Pantalone, New Providence resident and author of Madame Bey’s: Home to Boxing Legends, will share the fascinating story of an aristocratic … Continue reading

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