Post Views: 64,707 Those who follow the Mr. Local History Project know that we also love Jersey food and iconic food outlets. Along with the grand ethnic diversity comes food concoctions that over the years have become iconic Jersey staples… Read More »The Legendary Jimmy Buff’s Italian Hot Dog – A Jersey Original
Stories that inspire Americans to learn about their local history. Each of these stories from the Mr. Local History Project dig into great tales from America’s past.
Post Views: 3,559 Welcome to the “Jersey Five” of the fifty-six signers of the Declaration of Independence. Richard Stockton John Witherspoon Abraham Clark Francis Hopkinson John Hart Early in 1776, while the state believed in separation, there was heated discussions… Read More »Independence Day – Kudos to the New Jersey Signers #jerseyfive
Post Views: 2,011 Flag Day is celebrated every June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. Many don’t know Flag Day has direct ties… Read More »The American Flag Means Annin in Liberty Corner
Post Views: 3,262 UPDATE: There is a Go Fund Me Campaign called “Buy A Veteran a Burger” that will feed vets on the Lyons VA campus this Memorial Day weekend. Each Memorial Day and Veterans Day Bernards Township and Bernardsville… Read More »Bernards Township & Bernardsville Honor Veterans and The Fallen
Post Views: 1,198 Krug’s Tavern, a shot and beer joint that’s survived thru WW2, the Riots, and gentrification, the four generations continue the family legacy with this legendary New Jersey tavern. Now Krug’s has reached its 90th anniversary and the… Read More »Newark’s 1932 Krug’s Tavern Wooden Collectible Honors Jersey’s BEST
Post Views: 7,498 The Mr. Local History Project (MLH) has been preserving and promoting Jersey local history since the non-profit was established in 2019. For this piece, we are on a mission to create the definitive online history of Krug’s… Read More »Deep Dive: Krug’s Tavern – Preserving Newark’s History
The Mr. Local History Project is a 501c3 all volunteer non-profit organization. We have two goals. One is to create an ongoing scholarship fund to present annually to a Senior High School recipient. The second is to promote local history and create programs with a social twist. Your pledge goes fully to support those two efforts.
Pledge Your Support – Help Preserve and Promote Our Collective Local History
Each year the Mr. Local History Project works with area high schools to make a unrestricted scholarship to a worthy senior.
Please help us continue this annual tradition.
For those who prefer traditional mail to make donations, mail to:
Mr. Local History Project Giving Campaign
184 W. Oak Street, Suite 101
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
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Post Views: 2,538 Known as The Race of Gentlemen, the event has been a resurrected event dating back to the 50s by a local club called the Oilers of New Jersey. For one weekend in early October, racers, gassers, and… Read More »TROG – The Race of Gentlemen – Pure Jersey History Right in Front of Your Eyes
Post Views: 2,646 William Annin has a prominent place in the history of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, Liberty Corner, and yes the William Annin Middle School. The Mr. Local History Project looks back at one of Liberty Corner’s founding families… Read More »The Annin’s of Liberty Corner: Patriots, Flag Company and a Middle School
Post Views: 3,974 Local Lore –Flag Designer Betsy Ross and her Basking Ridge Ties “Here lies the woman who made the first banner containing the stars and stripes after that honored old ensign had been adopted, June 14, 1776.” July… Read More »Betsy Ross is Buried in Basking Ridge