Historical Project

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Mission Statement:

Our mission is to study Jersey City's colorful past and to provide the public with entertaining accounts of our bygone eras. Our studies rely upon the resources of the library's New Jersey Room, as well as oral histories, public information and legend.

About the Jersey City Historical Project:
Location: Main Library - Fourth Floor
472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City

The Historical Project Office is not open to the public. Visitors are welcome by appointment.

Contacts: Bob Leach, Director


Upcoming Historical Project Events:

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The Historical Project is a co-sponsored program of the Jersey City Free Public Library and the Division of Cultural Affairs of the Department of Health and Human Services.

We publish historical and folkloric materials. Many articles are available on this website.

Our public programs include bus tours, storytelling, and slide shows at library branches, and at non-profit community centers.

The programs are suitable for the general public, senior citizens, and school children in the sixth grade and up.

Our main speaker is Bob Leach, the Project's founder. Cynthia Harris of the New Jersey room is available for vintage postcard slide shows.

If you wish to arrange a free storytelling session, bus tour or slide show at your church, school or non-profit community center, please contact us by telephone (201) 547-6591 or click here bobleach@jclibrary.org

If you wish to register on our e-mail mailing list click on bobleach@jclibrary.org.

Thank you,
Bob Leach

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