Learning from the Public About Public History

Learning from the Public About Public History

By Richard Waldron Thirty years ago, Ann and Thor Karlsson gave me a lesson in the meaning of the term “public history,” something about which I thought I knew a great deal. The New Jersey Historical Commission was and remains by definition a public history agency. It...
A Certain Gratitude: William Carlos Williams

A Certain Gratitude: William Carlos Williams

By BJ Ward New Jersey has long been a seedbed of great American poetry. The writer often referred to as “The Poet of the American Revolution,” Philip Freneau, was graduated by Princeton and spent his last 30 years living in Monmouth County. Recently, three New Jersey...
An Ancestral Home at the Heart of New Jersey’s Diversity

An Ancestral Home at the Heart of New Jersey’s Diversity

By Reverend John Norwood I stood next to my daughter, both of us wearing the traditional regalia of our tribe, the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape. We had gathered with people from many other cultures in a celebration of diversity. Every inhabited continent was represented by...