Scheduling a Group Program

To schedule a program for your group:

Review the program descriptions appropriate for your group and select the program(s) you’d like to do at the Historical Society.

Have the following information:

  • Name of school/organization
  • Contact person
  • Phone number and/or cell number
  • Mailing address of the school
  • Number of people (students and adults)
  • Age/Grade level
  • Preferred dates
  • E-mail address of contact person (NOTE: confirmation forms will be sent through e-mails)
  • Program choice
  • Special needs

Send an e-mail at or call the Historical Society at (973) 596-8500 between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm, Tuesday – Saturday, and ask for the Education Department.  When leaving a message, please make sure we have your information; name, school, phone number, grade level, number of people and e-mail address.  The e-mail address is important so that we can contact you throughout the day and answer any questions you may have without disturbing your classroom time. 

After arranging your program at the Historical Society, arrange your transportation. Buses may park at no charge across the street from the Historical Society; ask for a bus parking permit when you reserve your program.

Discount Transportation Rates: New Jersey Transit offers student tickets at a discount rate. The Historical Society is blocks away from Penn Station and Broad Street Station, Newark, and many buses stop at Military Park, directly opposite the Historical Society. To obtain student tickets, call New Jersey Transit at 1-800-772-2222. For more information on discounts for groups, call The New Jersey Transit Group Sales Office at 201-714-2880.

Make it a Newark Arts and History Day!
Complement your program at The New Jersey Historical Society with a performance at NJPAC, just ½ block away. Call (973) 642-2002 for ticket availability and a School Time Performance Series brochure. Reservations and advance planning are needed.


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