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Exhibitions at
The New Jersey Historical Society

PAST EXHIBITIONS

Changed Lives New Jersey Remembers September 11, 2001 <br>9/11 Memorial Exhibit 10 Years Later Changed Lives New Jersey Remembers September 11, 2001
9/11 Memorial Exhibit 10 Years Later

Selection from Changed Lives Collection at The New Jersey Historical Society

 


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“Recovery New Jersey: Wild Habitat Renewalť” by the artist, Tricia Zimic “Recovery New Jersey: Wild Habitat Renewalť” by the artist, Tricia Zimic
Tricia Zimic, nature artist, focuses her ceramic sculptures and paintings on New Jersey’s endangered plants and animals within dwindling landscapes.

 

AWARD WINNING ONLINE EXHIBITION! What Exit? New Jersey and Its Turnpike AWARD WINNING ONLINE EXHIBITION! What Exit? New Jersey and Its Turnpike
Take a road trip through time on The New Jersey Turnpike, the nation's most heavily traveled toll road.

 

Transit Drivers, Honeymooners, Midwives: Collecting and Telling New Jersey Stories - Celebrating NJHS's 160th Anniversary Transit Drivers, Honeymooners, Midwives: Collecting and Telling New Jersey Stories - Celebrating NJHS's 160th Anniversary
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Our Journeys/Our Stories: Portraits of Latino Achievement Our Journeys/Our Stories: Portraits of Latino Achievement
Our Journeys/Our Stories presents an illustrated anthology of inspirational stories that celebrate Latino acievement in the US.

 

City on Display: A Newark Photographer and His Clients, 1890s-1940s City on Display: A Newark Photographer and His Clients, 1890s-1940s
Based on the work of New Jersey commercial photographer William F. Cone, this exhibition explores the history of a city interpreted through the lens of a photographer hired to shoot images of the people, places and events of his era.

 

Resource-Full New Jersey Resource-Full New Jersey
Objects, maps, diaries, and photographs from the Historical Society's collections document the lives of New Jerseyans as they transformed the landscape of the state.

 

Lullaby for Dreamland: The Dreamland Cafe in Lawnside Lullaby for Dreamland: The Dreamland Cafe in Lawnside
A photography exhibit which documents life at the Dreamland Café

 

A Place to Play: A Photo Contrast of Urban and Suburban Playgrounds A Place to Play: A Photo Contrast of Urban and Suburban Playgrounds
This one-of-a kind exhibition of photographs created by renowned National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita for The Trust for Public Land brings to light the vast disparity between play spaces in Newark and the surrounding suburbs.

 

Ellis Island's South Side<br>Forgotten No More Ellis Island's South Side
Forgotten No More

Ellis Island's South Side awaits the restoration of thirty buildings--the largest historic preservation effort ever to be undertaken.

Photo:WOMEN'S WARD-Courtesy of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum

 

Enduring Tuberculosis: America's Quest for a Cure Enduring Tuberculosis: America's Quest for a Cure
This medical exhibition examines the impact of the tuberculosis epidemic on public health care in America

 

No Easy Walk: Urban Portraits No Easy Walk: Urban Portraits
This exhibit consists of the works of visual sociologist Helen M. Stummer who has been documenting families in Newark and surrounding urban areas for over two decades.

Photo: Brittny. Irvine Turner Blvd. Newark June 3, 1992

 

ˇQue bonita bandera! The Puerto Rican Flag as Folk Art ˇQue bonita bandera! The Puerto Rican Flag as Folk Art
This exhibition highlights the ways in which the Puerto Rican flag is used as a symbol in Puerto Rican traditional art.

 

Pilgrims, Patriots, and Products: Selling the Colonial Image Pilgrims, Patriots, and Products: Selling the Colonial Image
Americans of the 19th century through today have embraced the objects and imagery of the 17th and 18th centuries with enthusiasm.

 

Coming Up on the Season: Migrant Farmworkers in the Northeast Coming Up on the Season: Migrant Farmworkers in the Northeast
This exhibition traces the path of the fruits and vegetables we eat, and the lives of the people who grow and harvest them, in six parts of the Northeast.

 

Changed Lives: New Jersey Remembers September 11, 2001 Changed Lives: New Jersey Remembers September 11, 2001
A moving tribute to the state's response to a national tragedy.

 

 What Exit? New Jersey and Its Turnpike<BR>(September 25, 2001 - August 3, 2002) What Exit? New Jersey and Its Turnpike
(September 25, 2001 - August 3, 2002)

This exhibition explored how the superhighway came to be, questioned what the Turnpike has come to mean to New Jersey, and considered how driving this road has many meanings for many people.

 

Fly to Freedom:<BR>The Art of the <I>Golden Venture</I> Refugees Fly to Freedom:
The Art of the Golden Venture Refugees

A provocative and inspiring exhibition of a selection of 20 magnificent paper sculptures created during the 4-year imprisonment of Chinese refugees who boarded the Golden Venture in search of freedom.

 

A New Jersey Snapshot: Schiffenhaus Packaging Corp<BR>(1999 - 2000) A New Jersey Snapshot: Schiffenhaus Packaging Corp
(1999 - 2000)

A New Jersey Snapshot: Schiffenhaus Packaging Corp was one of a series of exhibitions documenting New Jersey industries, which examined a box-making company owned by a Newark family for over one hundred years.

 

By Industry We Thrive
(1997-1998)

By Industry We Thrive explored the impact of economic development on the lives of young people between the end of the American Revolution and the Civil War.

 

Moving Through Memory: Caribbean Folk Arts in New Jersey<BR>(April 26, 1995 - May 5, 1996) Moving Through Memory: Caribbean Folk Arts in New Jersey
(April 26, 1995 - May 5, 1996)

This exhibition focused on the folk art of five Caribbean cultures, those with the largest populations in New Jersey.

 

Stompin' at the Shore: Leisure Time in Atlantic City's African American Community<BR>(July 11, 2001 - March 2002) Stompin' at the Shore: Leisure Time in Atlantic City's African American Community
(July 11, 2001 - March 2002)

Show business traditions and recreation in Atlantic City's African American Community from the turn of the century to recent times.

 

Urban Oasis: Newark's Mt. Pleasant Cemetery<BR>(1993 - 1994) Urban Oasis: Newark's Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
(1993 - 1994)

This show explored Newark’s Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, the city’s first "rural cemetery" through paintings, prints, objects, and contemporary photographs.

 

Labor Nobilitat: 100 Years of the Orange Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
(February - May 1997)

This exhibition documented the roles of students from the Orange Memorial Hospital School.

 

Teenage New Jersey 1945-1971<BR>(1997-1998) Teenage New Jersey 1945-1971
(1997-1998)

Teenage New Jersey looked at how teen culture in New Jersey defined what it meant to be a teenager in the United States from the 1940s until the 1970s.

 

Up on the Boardwalk, Down By the Sea
(1998-1999)

Up on the Boardwalk, Down By the Sea captured 100 years of Atlantic City life in photographs, diaries and maps.

 

Paul Robeson: Bearer of a Culture<BR>(1998-1999) Paul Robeson: Bearer of a Culture
(1998-1999)

Paul Robeson: Bearer of a Culture marked the 100th birthday of a pivotal American cultural figure who was born and raised in New Jersey.

 

Dining In, Dining Out<BR>(1999-2001) Dining In, Dining Out
(1999-2001)

Dining In, Dining Out traced how we use traditions involving food to build and sustain our families and communities.

 

History's Mysteries<BR>(1997-2000) History's Mysteries
(1997-2000)

History's Mysteries deciphered clues to the past in historical objects.

 

Assembled for a Noble Purpose: The Collections of The New Jersey Historical Society<BR>(October 1994 - March 1995) Assembled for a Noble Purpose: The Collections of The New Jersey Historical Society
(October 1994 - March 1995)

This exhibition revealed changing attitudes about the things people chose to collect and preserve.

 

Pride of Newark: Baseball's Bears and Eagles<BR>(2000-2001) Pride of Newark: Baseball's Bears and Eagles
(2000-2001)

Pride of Newark: Baseball's Bears and Eagles traced the story of two teams and how the segregation that separated them affected other aspects of social life in Newark in the 1930s and 1940s.

 

Forgotten Gateway: The Abandoned Buildings of Ellis Island
(2001)

Forgotten Gateway: The Abandoned Buildings of Ellis Island exhibited dramatic photographs by Larry Racciopo that document the deterioration of structures on the south side of the island.

 

New Jersey Works: Photographs from the Historical Society's Collections
(February - May 1997)

New Jersey Works showed the extent and diversity of work in New Jersey as well as the abundance of items produced within the state.

 

Young Folk's Art
(November - December 1995)

Displays of the work created by students who researched and participated in projects at The New Jersey Historical Society.

 

The Kids Bridge
(June 13 - December 14, 1996)

This exhibition, originally developed by The Children's Museum, Boston explored diversity and issues of racism and prejudice.

 

Possibilities on Paper
(December 16, 1995 - June 1996)

Architecture students displayed redesigned models of the former Essex Club for use as the Historical Society's new facility.

 


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What\'s Going On? Newark and the Legacy of the Sixties What\'s Going On? Newark and the Legacy of the Sixties

CLOSING JUNE 29, 2013

 


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Feast Your Eyes: The Unexpected Beauty of Vegetable Gardens Feast Your Eyes: The Unexpected Beauty of Vegetable Gardens

CLOSING JUNE 29, 2013

 

 

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