Architecture & History

Index of Architecture & History

Jewish Museum of New Jersey

Newark Archives Project 

Newark Museum

Newark New Jersey Old and New by Newark Public Library (Click to Download PDF)

Newark Preservation & Landmarks

New Jersey Historical Society

The Museum of the Old First Ward of Newark

 


Jewish Museum of New Jersey
http://www.jewishmuseumnj.org/

145 Broadway Newark, NJ 07104 (Map)
973-485-2609

The Jewish Museum of New Jersey, at Ahavas Sholom, is located at 145 Broadway in NewarkEssex CountyNew Jersey, United States. Founded in 2003, the museum's inaugural opening was in 2007. The historic building, located in the Broadway neighborhood, is the longest continually operating synagogue in the city. It was built in 1923 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. It is one of fifty synagogues that once stood in Newark, serving a Jewish population of 70,000, once the sixth largest Jewish community in the United States.

From the gallery space of the Museum, one has a view of the majestic Aron Kodesh, or Holy Ark. Constructed in the 1870s for Congregation Beth-El, later Rodeph Sholom, at their second location on Lexington Avenue and 63rd Street in New York City, the hand-carved wooden Aron Kodesh was installed at its present location in Newark in the 1920s and is the oldest in the state of New Jersey.

The Museum creates and curates rotating and traveling exhibitions, utilizing photographs, paintings, panel displays, artifacts, text, music and multi-media. The Museum is open for special exhibits and programs, as well as by appointment.

 

Newark Archives Project
http://nap.rutgers.edu/

Newark Archives Project 
Reference Department, John Cotton Dana Library Rutgers University-Newark
185 University Avenue 
Newark, NJ 07102-1814 (
Map)
973-632-0341

The Newark (N.J.) Archives Project is a comprehensive online source of information about primary materials for all periods and all aspects of Newark history, from Colonial times to the 21st Century. Co-sponsored by the Newark History Society and Rutgers University-Newark, the Project cooperates closely with the staffs of the many libraries and archives it surveys. The Achives project is creating detailed descriptions of Newark-related material, both catalogued and un-catalogued, located in repositories in Newark, in New Jersey and New York, and ultimately throughout the United States. They survey papers of individuals and families; records of government agencies, organizations, and businesses; photographs and film; audio collections; and more.

 

Newark Museum
http://www.newarkmuseum.org/

49 Washington Street Newark, NJ 07102 (Map)
973-596-6550

The Newark Museum operates, as it has since its founding, in the public trust as a museum of service, and a leader in connecting objects and ideas to the needs and wishes of its constituencies.  We believe that our art and science collections have the power to educate, inspire and transform individuals of all ages, and the local, regional, national and international communities that we serve.  In the words of founding Director John Cotton Dana, "A good museum attracts, entertains, arouses curiosity, leads to questioning—and thus promotes learning."

The Newark Museum's Tibetan galleries are considered among the best in the world. The collection was purchased from Christian missionaries in the early twentieth century. The Tibetan galleries have an in-situ Buddhist altar that Dalai Lama has consecrated. In addition to its extensive art collections, The Newark Museum is dedicated to natural science. It includes the Dreyfuss Planetarium and the Victoria Hall of Science, which highlights some of the museum's 70,000 specimen Natural Science Collection. The Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden, located behind the museum, is the setting for community programs, concerts and performances. The garden is also home to a 1784 old stone schoolhouse and Fire Safety Center.

 

Newark Preservation & Landmarks
http://www.newarklandmarks.org/

Newark Preservation & Landmarks Committee,
P.O. Box 1066, Newark, NJ 07101
413-337-1666

The Newark Preservation & Landmarks Committee is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based, citywide advocate for the preservation of Newark's historic and cultural resources. The Committee's activities include nomination of landmarks to the historic registers; intervention on behalf of threatened landmarks; implementation of educational initiatives; provision of technical assistance; and collaboration with other nonprofit agencies. The organization performs these activities as described below: Nominate historic and cultural resources to the State and National Registers Historic Places to provide these landmarks (building, structures, sites, objects, and districts) with additional protection from demolition and unsympathetic alterations. Select highly threatened landmarks, already listed or eligible to be listed on the historic registers, and mount public campaigns to save them.  

 

New Jersey Historical Society
http://www.jerseyhistory.org/

52 Park Place Newark, NJ 07102 (Map)
973-596-8500

The New Jersey Historical Society is a state-wide, private, non profit historical museum, library, and archives dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting the rich and intricate political, social, cultural and economic history of New Jersey to the broadest possible audiences. Founded in 1845, it is the oldest cultural institution in the state. Through exhibitions, publications, and programming, we examine who and what we are, what it means to live and work in New Jersey, what contributes to New Jersey's distinct identity, and what are the unique contributions New Jerseyans make to the region and the country. Through the history of New Jersey - a quintessentially American place - the Historical Society promotes exploration of our cultures, past and present. As we challenge and inspire people to grow as learners and thinkers, we strive to make a difference in their lives.

 

The Museum of the Old First Ward of Newark

118 7th Avenue Newark, NJ 07104 (Map)
973-803-4200

The Museum of the Old First Ward of Newark is located in the lower level of the Saint Lucy's Community Center on 7th Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. During the year (not including the feast schedule) museum hours are by appointment only. We welcome tours, schools and individuals. This museum is always looking for memorabilia and photographs to be displayed. The museum covers the period from the 1880s until the 1970s.

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