Mid-August 2021 Events from the League of Historical Societies in NJ
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of New Jersey Search for a Director
The New Jersey Dames are advertising for a part-time Director. The job posting is attached and you are encouraged to share it with individuals who might be interested or organizations that post job opportunities in the history/museum fields. You may also nominate someone you know, and we would reach out to that person. The Director would be headquartered at Peachfield but hours are approximately 16-20 per week and are flexible.
All inquiries, nomination suggestions, and applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, a special email account that we will use to monitor this search. Deadline for applications is August 22.
Thank you so much for your help in this endeavor!
Mary Prendergast, President
Sara Hill, Search Committee Chair
Hoboken Historical Museum opens new exhibit,
“The Avenue: A History of Washington Street”
New art exhibit also opens in the Upper Gallery: “Light at Play in Hoboken: New Paintings by Donna O’Grady”
There's an old Hoboken saying: “If you can’t find it on Washington Street, you’re not looking hard enough.” The museum's curatorial team has taken up the challenge with its latest exhibition, which opened August 1: “The Avenue: A History of Washington Street.”
The museum reopens for its regular hours starting August 3: Tuesdays – Thursdays from 2 – 7 pm; Fridays from 1 – 5 pm; and Saturdays – Sundays from 12 – 5 pm. Admission is $5, Museum members and Stevens students/staff admitted for free, as are participants in the Families First Discovery Pass and Museums for All programs.
Tracing almost two centuries of vibrant community and commercial life along Hoboken’s main artery, the exhibit packs in hundreds of artifacts and photographs from scores of beloved and largely family-owned establishments that have drawn people to The Avenue for generations.
Visitors can figuratively stroll the length of “The Avenue,” teleporting back and forth in time, as they search for artifacts from their favorite businesses and discover the wide variety of businesses that catered to earlier residents of the Mile Square City. Stretching nearly the full length of the Museum’s north wall, an enlarged, detailed reproduction of the 1951 Sanborn fire map (from the Jersey City Library’s Hudson County History collection) shows every building block-by-block from Observer Highway to 14th Street.