The Italians in Newark

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6pm

Panelists: Michael Immerso, Warren Grover, and Michele Rotunda

Newark Public Library, JBAAR Room (2nd Floor rear), 5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ. Please RSVP by May 20 to NewarkHistorySoc@gmail.com

Open to the public at no charge.

The Essex County Park System: A Solution to Newark’s Struggle for Parkland

Monday, September 16, 2019 at 6pm

Presenter: Kathy Kauhl, Archivist, Essex County Parks

The Chase Room, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ. Please RSVP by September 12 to NewarkHistorySoc@gmail.com

Open to the public at no charge.

In the Grip of Terror: the Polio (1916) and Influenza (1918) Epidemics in Newark

Monday, November 4, 1919 at 6pm

Presenters: Sandra Moss, MD, and Jennifer Harmsen

The Chase Room, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ. Please RSVP by November 1 to NewarkHistorySoc@gmail.com

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.