Newark History Society

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When Martin Luther King, Jr. Came to Newark

Monday, September 17, 2018 at 6pm

Panelists: Rebecca Doggett, Fred Means, and Mark Krasovic

The Chase Room, New Jersey Performing Arts Center,
1 Center Street, Newark, NJ. Please RSVP by September 13 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Open to the public at no charge.

Sarah "Sassy" Vaughan: the Life and Legacy of Newark's Own

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7pm

Presenter: Elaine Hayes, author of Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan

Panelists: Walter Chambers, Barbara Kukla, John Schreiber

The Chase Room, New Jersey Performing Arts Center,
1 Center Street, Newark, NJ. Please RSVP by November 8 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Open to the public at no charge.

Gardens of Eternity? Three Newark Cemeteries and Efforts to Preserve Them

Monday, March 11, 2019 at 6pm

Panelists: Elizabeth Del Tufo (Mount Pleasant Cemetery), Guy Sterling (Woodland Cemetery), Barbara Krasner (Grove Street Cemetery)

New Jersey Historical Society, 52 Park Place, Newark, NJ. Please RSVP by March 7 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.

From Sandlot to Stadium: Two Centuries of Newark Baseball

Monday, April 8, 2019 at 6pm

Presenters: John Zinn and Laura Troiano

The Chase Room, New Jersey Performing Arts Center,
1 Center Street, Newark, NJ. Please RSVP by April 4 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Open to the public at no charge.

Growing Up Italian-American in Newark

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6pm

Moderator: Angela Raimo. Panelists: John Alati, David DeCarlo, Marion Alagna Fortunato, and Pat Megaro.

Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ. Please RSVP by May 17 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.

Newark History Society Celebrates 15th Anniversary

On November 14, 2017, the Newark History Society celebrated its 15th anniversary with a gala reception at The Newark Public Library for over 200 people. The Society presented its Outstanding Newark Scholar Award to Warren Grover, author of Nazis in Newark. Timothy J. Crist delivered the Society’s Paul Stellhorn Lecture on “Historians, Civic Memory, and the Story of Newark.”

Newark Archives Project Awarded NJ Historical Commission Grant

The Society and our partner Rutgers University-Newark have received a new $10,000 project grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission to support the Newark Archives Project during 2018-2019. Overall, the Society has raised more than $260,000 from individuals, NJHC, foundations, and corporations for the Newark Archives Project since 2009.

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.