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October 15-16: “Four Centuries in a Weekend”
On October 15 & 16th, the New Providence Historical Society will participate is Union County’s “Four Centuries in a Weekend,” celebrating the rich history of area in three ways: Salt Box Museum at 1350 Springfield Avenue will be open Saturday … Continue reading
6/11/2022 – New Providence Flea Market
On Saturday, June 11, the New Providence Flea Market will be hosted on the grounds of the Salt Box Museum at 1350 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ.The event will include a wide range of collectibles, antiques, crafts, and assorted treasures. … Continue reading
Salt Box Museum on TV!
John Elliott of CBS News-New York came for a tour of the Salt Box Museum. To watch John’s interview with Rick Anderson, Elizabeth Ryan, Maria DeLuca and Sara Jane Vignali, click here.
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
Historical Society’s Annual Dinner on October 14th
The New Providence Historical Society will hold its first Annual Dinner in two and a half years on Thursday, October 14, 2021. This year’s dinner will be held at Chimney Rock, 342 Valley Road, Gillette, NJ 07933, hors d’oeuvres at … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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