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15th Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 6pm

Presentation of the "Outstanding Newark Scholar Award" to Warren Grover. The Paul Stellhorn Lecture by Timothy Crist, PhD

Centennial Hall, The Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ. Please RSVP by November 9 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Open to the public at no charge. Light refreshments.

The Activist Collector: An African American Woman's Journey from Newark to Pre-Apartheid South Africa

Monday, March 5, 2018 at 6pm

Presenters: Mary Sue Price and Christa Clarke, PhD

The Chase Room, New Jersey Performing Arts Center,
1 Center Street, Newark, NJ. Please RSVP by March 1 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Open to the public at no charge.

The Rise (and Fall) of German Newark

Monday, April 16, 2018 at 6pm

Presenters: Natalie Borisovets, Petra Moser, PhD and Dan O'Flaherty, PhD

The Chase Room, New Jersey Performing Arts Center,
1 Center Street, Newark, NJ. Please RSVP by April 12 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Open to the public at no charge.

Newark Archives Project Awarded NJ Historical Commission Grant

The Society and our partner Rutgers University-Newark have received a new $12,000 grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission to support the Newark Archives Project during 2017-2018. Overall, the Society has raised more than $225,000 from individuals, foundations, and corporations for the Newark Archives Project.

Newark History Society receives Award of Recognition

At the 2012 New Jersey Forum on November 17, 2012, the New Jersey Historical Commission presented its Award of Recognition to the Newark History Society "for Outstanding Service to Public Knowledge and Preservation of the History of New Jersey". Ronald Becker, Head of Special Collections and University Archives at Rutgers in New Brunswick, made the presentation to the Society on behalf of NJHC.

Newark History Society Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

On May 2, 2012, the Newark History Society celebrated its 10th anniversary with a gala reception at The Newark Public Library for over 200 people. Kenneth T. Jackson of Columbia University delivered the Society’s Paul Stellhorn Lecture on “How Newark Lost its Way: the Evolution of the Postwar Crisis”, and the Society presented its Outstanding Newark Scholar Award to Clement A. Price of Rutgers-Newark.