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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 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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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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Salt Box Craft Fair Set for Saturday, May 4th

The New Providence Historical Society will have its annual Salt Box Craft Fair on May 4th, from 9 am to 3 pm.  Craft vendor will be display their goods. We will also be having our antiques & treasure tables, as … 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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