Tuesday, June 18, 2013

New Jersey Research Trip Wrap-Up (with photos!)

We are back from our whirlwind research trip of New Jersey archives and libraries.  In the course of four days we conducted some research at the Mudd Manuscript Library in Princeton, the library of the Morristown National Historic Park, and the New Jersey Historical Society in Newark.  I will be heading back to all of these places later in the summer.  We also visited the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth, Boxwood Hall, and Liberty Hall.

Learn more about the trip at this week's Virtual Office Hours.

What are we doing in Elizabeth and all of these other places?  Read about the James Caldwell Project here.

Here are some photos:

Boxwood Hall, Elizabeth, NJ.  Elias Boudinot, a President of the Continental Congress, lived here from 1772-1795
First Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth, NJ

Construction in the front room of The Academy  at the Elizabeth Presbyterian Church.  This room will house a museum exhibit devoted to James Caldwell and Elizabeth's role in the American Revolution
Brianna looks over the work being done on The Academy in Elizabeth, NJ.  This room will serve as a cultural center in midtown Elizabeth
Rev. Bob Higgs and Brianna in the Academy
The Academy
Research assistants Brianna and Megan in the pulpit of the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth
Nice shot of the graveyard of the Elizabeth Presbyterian Church taken from the Academy building