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Virtual Tour of the Salt Box Museum Now Available

A preview of the Salt Box Museum is now available in the form of an online virtual tour. With the click of a mouse, virtual visitors can move from one room to another within the 18th century farmhouse. We give … Continue reading

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9/18/2021: New Providence Book Festival!

The New Providence Book Festival is almost here. It’s Saturday, September 18th. Here’s the speaker schedule: 10:00 AM – Children’s Story Hour ● Angela LaCarrubba, Dancing with the Truth ● Nadja Springer, The Big Adventures of a Little Tree ● JoAnn Jackovino, The Tale of … Continue reading

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Salt Box Craft Fair is Almost Here!

Finally, the Salt Box Craft Fair is upon us! This open-air event, our first event in 18 months, is on for Saturday, August 21, 2021, from 9AM to 3PM. (Rain date is August 28th.) In addition, the Salt Box Museum … Continue reading

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Play Ball!

Did you know that New Providence had baseball teams at the end of the 1800’s and until 1931 before there were school teams? The New Providence Crescents played in the Lackawanna League, established in 1905. Unofficial records indicate the league … Continue reading

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Focusing on “The Academy”

Built in 1869, the Academy was the second public 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 … 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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