The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC), a division of the NJ Department of State, will host the 2021 New Jersey History Conference, We’re Still Here: Indigenous History and Persistence in New Jersey, virtually November 12-13, 2021. Register today:

The land now known as New Jersey has been home to the Lenape for over 14,000 years. The removal and forced displacement of Indigenous communities by European colonizers resulted in a historic diaspora. Some tribal nations, officially recognized by the state of New Jersey, maintain communities that still thrive in the state today. For federally-recognized tribal nations and First Nations located in other parts of North America, New Jersey and the greater mid-Atlantic region is an ancestral homeland. In addition, intertribal peoples and others who identify as Indigenous are a part of the rich cultural legacy of Native peoples in the state. The 2021 New Jersey History Conference will explore the history, cultural heritage, and contemporary issues facing diverse Native American communities through the lens of New Jersey studies.

Check out the Conference Preliminary Program to view the speakers and schedule. Links to the program website and zoom links will be provided via email following registration.

We are still accepting submissions to the 2021 NJ History Conference Virtual Posters and Projects Session. View the Call for Posters and Projects to submit.

For more information and updates, please visit and follow the NJHC on Twitter @OfficialNJHC, on Instagram @newjersyhistory, and on Facebook  @NewJerseyHistoricalCommission. Sign up for the NJHC’s monthly newsletter to learn about upcoming programs and projects.

The 2021 event was made possible with support from the New Jersey Commission on American Indian Affairs and the New Jersey State Archives.