Come Home to History
Celebrating 350 Years of Hudson County's Heritage History Fair
About the History Fair
On Saturday October 9, 2010 10:00 am - 5:00 pm the Come Home to History: Celebrating 350 Years of Hudson County's Heritage history fair was held to observe the 350th anniversary of the founding of the first European settlement, Bergen, in what later became Hudson County. The well-attended event was held at the Hudson County Community College Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street, Jersey City, NJ 07306.
The fair showcased many organizations throughout the County dedicated to keeping local history alive. Activities included exhibits, speakers, and workshops for all ages and diverse interests.
The organizers of the event included the Hudson County Genealogical Society, Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery, Jersey City Free Public Library, New Jersey City University, Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy, and Embankment Preservation Coalition
The event was sponsored by Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise; Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders; Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs and Tourism; City of Jersey City, Jerramiah T. Healy, Mayor; Jersey City Municipal Council; Jersey City Division of Cultural Affairs; Hudson County Community College; Hudson County History Advocates; and the Jersey City Historical Project.
October 4, 2010 -- History Fair to Feature Film on Muskrat John, Witness to the Transformation of the Meadowlands
October 1, 2010 -- Certified Appraiser To Evaluate Antiques at "Come Home to History" Fair October 9
September 29, 2010 -- Revolutionary War Battle of Paulus Hook Topic of Talk at History Fair October 9
September 27, 2010 -- Court House Murals Subject of History Fair Talk by Dr. Cynthia Sanford October 9
September 24, 2010 -- Madden to Speak on Civil War at Come Home to History Fair October 9
September 22, 2010 -- Historian to Illustrate How Railroads Transformed Hudson County
September 20, 2010 -- "Come Home to History" Fair October 9 To Feature Workshop on Researching the History of Your Home
September 17, 2010 -- Mayor Hague's War on Radicals Is Feature of Come Home to History Fair October 9
September 15, 2010 -- Learn How to Write Your Family History at "Come Home to History" Fair October 9
September 13, 2010 -- "Come Home to History" Exhibitors, Talks, Tour Lined Up
"Come Home to History" Schedule, Saturday, October 9