Starting from the colonial period until today, New Jersey has played a prominent part in the affairs of the country. When it comes to historical exhibits, you can find a lot of that in the state.
The New Jersey Historical Society is the leading institution when it comes to propagating historical awareness within the state. They have numerous programs and exhibits that show the distinctive tale of New Jersey’s past. Here are the current historical exhibits that are created or assisted by the New Jersey Historical Society that you can check out:
What’s Going On? Newark and the Legacy of the Sixties – The 60’s was one of the most complicated periods in modern history, not just for New Jersey but for the country as a whole. That was the time when the counterculture sprang up and other things that shook our consciousness. That was also the period of a great urban upheaval. That is the aspect of the period that is being commemorated by this exhibit. It shows the factors that created the urban rebellion in the late 60’s. It has photos, memorabilia, artefacts and other materials from the period.
Ebb and Flow: New Jersey and Its Rivers – Like all great centres of civilization, New Jersey is grounded on rivers. The Delaware, the Raritan, the Maurice and the Passaic are the waterways that crisscross the state. The exhibit shows the importance of these waterways through historical and contemporary pieces. The exhibit focuses on the impact and importance of these waterways when it comes to the industrial development of the area.
Feast Your Eyes – The Unexpected Beauty of Vegetable Gardens- It’s not for nothing that New Jersey is known as the “Garden State”. That is why it is only fitting that an exhibit such as this would be shown in the city. This exhibit shows the appeal of plants, vegetables and herbs through the history of civilization. It would show that there is a distinct connection with the rise and development of civilization and the way that man cultivated plants. The current exhibit was developed by the Smithsonian Institution Horticulture Services Division with help from The New Jersey Historical Society.
These are just some of the historical exhibits that you can check in New Jersey. As you can see all of these are excellent means of learning more about the past.