Join OCHS in welcoming co-author, Joseph G. Bilby, as he presents his book, “The Rise and Fall of the Ku Klux Klan in New Jersey”, which will be available for sale at $20.00. Bilby received his BA and MA degrees in history from Seton Hall, served as an officer in the First Infantry Division in Vietnam, and is now part-time Assistant Curator of the National Guard Militia Museum of NJ in Sea Girt.
He is the author, co-author, or editor of twenty-one books, a freelance writer, historical consultant, and a winner of numerous awards for his work. Free admission, but donations are accepted. Refreshments served. For reservations call 732-341-1880.
No entrance fee; donations accepted. Refreshments served.
The 1882 Foundation and Chinese American Museum, DC are partnering to host the inaugural Chinese American Women in History Conference (CAWH), October 24–26, 2019 in Washington, DC.
The conference seeks to promote research and raise awareness of the contributions of Chinese American women in history. We seek to address gaps in the historical narrative of women in the Chinese American community before 1965, in addition to fostering inter-generational dialogue and understanding in contemporary Chinese America.
Through two days of a blend of academic research and individual storytelling, CAWH brings our focus to the underrepresented histories central to our community.
This registration entitles you to participation in all conference programs, opening reception, film screenings, and community conversations. See below for addresses and details. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or thoughts!
Before language existed to identify persons whose gender expression and/or sexuality were non-conforming, nineteenth and early twentieth century local newspapers offered tantalizing clues that all was not straight and narrow. A few decades later, the late 1920s and early 1930s previewed the openness of recent times before giving way to a darker, more perilous era for LGBTQ+ people in the 1950s. After reviewing these twilight years, this program will look at the beginnings of the current movement toward LGBTQ+ visibility and rights.
Presenters include Baltimore Heritage LGBTQ+ History Walking Tour guides, Richard Oloizia and Louis Hughes, Preservation Maryland Intern and EPFL Staff Member, Ben Egerman, and EPFL Maryland Department Librarian, Lisa Greenhouse.
The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) is pleased to announce New Jersey Women Make History, the 2019 New Jersey History Conference, scheduled for Friday, November 1, 2019 at Douglass Residential College, Rutgers University – New Brunswick. From the Lenape women who first inhabited the land we call New Jersey and artist and spy Patience Lovell Wright to suffragist Reverend Florence Spearing Randolph and Seabrook community leader Ellen Noguchi Nakamura, the history of the Garden State is a history of women breaking barriers and leading change. The 2019 conference will explore and celebrate the stories of the diverse women who made and continue to make New Jersey history.
The 2019 NJ History Conference keynote speaker is Dr. Keisha N. Blain, Associate Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh, Editor-In-Chief of The North Star, and President of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS). Dr. Blain is the author of the award-winning book, Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018).
Register today for a special early-bird rate through October 7, 2019 and check-out the conference preliminary program. For more information and updates, follow the NJHC on Twitter @OfficialNJHC and Facebook @
NewJerseyHistoricalCommission using the hashtag #NJWomenMakeHistory.
In recent years, the works of Herman Melville have attracted new attention for their complex portrayal of human sexuality and interpersonal relationships. What is more, Melville himself has earned iconic status as an historical figure for the LGBTQ+ community. The picture of sexuality that Melville presents in his works is both thought-provoking and ambiguous. In this Hands-On Tour, we’ll dive into early editions of some of Melville’s best-known novels, including Typee, Redburn, Moby-Dick, Pierre, and The Confidence-Man, to explore Melville’s nuanced portrayals of sexuality and their resonances with the politics of gender and sexuality in the 21st century.
Behind the Bookcase: Hands-on Tours offer unparalleled access to see, and even touch, rare and important items not usually on view to the public. Each program is dedicated to a different author, theme, or topic and grants a truly hands-on experience with materials in The Rosenbach’s inspiring collection.
Does your museum or historic site have costumed guides or docents who give tours or perform craft demonstrations, living history events, or reenactments? Would you like to learn about how to improve the historic authenticity and quality of what they are wearing and talk about why and how costume can be important tools for historical interpretation? In this workshop, Kimberly Boice and Tyler Putman, experts in costumed living history interpretation and hand-sewing, will introduce participants to historical fashions and give you the tools you need need to improve and enhance the preservation of your historic site’s history through the people who tell your site’s stories.
Topics will range from historic dress to creating and/or evaluating costumed programming policies and procedures.
Case studies will be related to eighteenth- and nineteenth-century costume, but workshop content, all of which will be offered in a welcoming, supportive, and collaborative learning environment, will be applicable to other periods of interpretation and tailored to participants’ interests and sites.
1.5-Day Workshop with Kimberley Boice and Tyler Putman
Saturday, November 2, 9:00AM-4:00PM,
and Saturday, November 9, 9:00AM-4:00PM
at Rutgers University in Camden, NJ
$65 (includes lunch on day 1)
When the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition issued a call for churches to research each denomination’s role in the forced assimilation of Native children by means of the Indian boarding schools, Paula Palmer conducted this research on behalf of Quakers with support from Pendle Hill (the Cadbury scholarship), Friends Historical Library (the Moore Fellowship), the Native American Rights Fund, and other Friendly sources. Join the Delaware Historical Society and Quaker Hill Preservation Foundation to learn more.
Paula Palmer is a Quaker sociologist, writer, and activist for human rights and social justice. Her work, “Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples” is a program of Friends Peace Teams. Palmer writes and speaks on this topic throughout the country. For information about Paula’s research, workshops and presentations, and for recommended resources, see https://www.boulderfriendsmeeting.org/ipc-boarding-school-research/.
Join the Alice Paul Institute as it honors Native American Heritage Month with an informative discussion exploring the politics and personal experiences of contemporary Native American identity. Listen in as our speakers, Claire Garland of the Sand Hill Indian tribe, and Jesalyn Keziah of the Lumbee Indian tribe, share a meaningful conversation exploring how they each navigate the unique intersections and identities within contemporary Native American life.
Don’t miss this opportunity to join an active discussion exploring themes of belonging, recognition, erasure, and visibility of Native histories and traditions.
Conversation from 2pm-3pm, with Q&A to follow.
Published as a method to inform the public, propaganda can be used as a tool—either intentionally or unintentionally—to influence public opinion, especially during times of war or conflict. Posters, leaflets, books, and advertisements in film and on the radio provide information, which in turn can stimulate a response from their directed audience. Join us on November 9 for the chance to view documents published by the U.S. government in the early twentieth century that served as war and peacetime propaganda.
Take history in the palm of your hand: turn pages, hold manuscripts, and handle artifacts with the Hands-on History series from the Free Library’s Special Collections. Curiosity seekers of all ages are welcome! Registration is free, but required.
Join us as Dr. Quito Swan shares his latest research project titled “Melanesia’s Way: Black Internationalism
and Diaspora in the South Pacific”. The research project seeks to understand how ideas of Black Power, African American freedom struggles and Pan-Africanism were shared in places such as Fiji, Australia, Papua, New Guinea, New Caledonia, New Zealand, and Vanuatu.
Dr. Swan is a professor of African Diaspora History at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. His research and teaching interests include Black internationalism and 20th-century Black social movements.