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Focusing on “The Academy”

Built in 1869, the Academy was the second school built in town. It was originally a school house for all grades. Then a primary school before becoming New Providence Borough Hall. The Historical Society is raising funds for a historical … Continue reading

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Untied Brewery Reveals Pioneer Ale Label

Today Untied Brewing Company releases it’s new Pioneer Amber Ale celebrating our next historical landmark “The Academy”. The Academy, built in 1869, was the second school built in town. It was originally a school house for all grades. Then a primary … Continue reading

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Rare Grave at NP Presbyterian Church

New Providence residents have served in the United States military in every war. But did you know that in the middle of the Presbyterian Church Cemetery stands a rare grave simply marked “John USC Troops”? USC Troops stands for the … Continue reading

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2020 Salt Box Craft Fair Postponed

After being postponed once, the Salt Box Craft Fair is again being called off for our June 20th date. This was by order of the New Providence Boro Council. We hope to merely postpone it, rather than cancel it outright. … Continue reading

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2020 Annual Dinner Postponed

Due to the coronovirus pandemic and the public health need to socially distance ourselves from one another, the New Providence Historical Society is rescheduling it annual dinner from April 16th to October 15, 2020. As of 4/3/2020, there were 27 … Continue reading

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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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