History in Your Backyard

You can use the interactive map below to discover New Jersey history groups, sites, museums, archives, and more!

The icon key below identifies the types of resources included on the map. You can use the pop-out menu on the right of the map to peruse resources by type and use the "filter items" function to look for specific names. By clicking on the name in the menu, a dialog box will open on the map next to its icon. This has the name, address, and a brief description of the resource. If you click on its name, you will be taken to their website, which will open as a new tab on your browser. Resources without specific locations are listed below the map.

Note that this feature works best with desktop, laptop, and tablet computers. If you find an error or know of a resource that should be added, please contact GSL!

Not all resources have a physical location to plot on the map. These are listed below. Click on their names to visit their websites for more information!

D&R Canal Watch
The canal flows in Mercer, Somerset, Hunterdon, and Middlesex Counties, so our walks cover those four. 

Middletown Township Historical Society
PO Box 180, Middletown, NJ 07748
Dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of one New Jersey's oldest settlements. 

Monmouth Furnace Base Ball Club
The Monmouth Furnace Base Ball Club is a vintage Base Ball team, recreating Base Ball as it was played in the mid 19th Century. 

This web site is all about Morgan, NJ which is a political subsection of the Borough of Sayreville and named for the family which purchased the property just a little over 300 years ago. The web site primarily covers the history of Morgan and applicable portions of the surrounding areas such as South Amboy, Sayreville, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, Staten Island areas and Raritan Bay. 

Newark History Society
The Newark History Society aims to expand knowledge of Newarks past so that we may better understand the City’s present and future prospects. Settled by Puritans in 1666, Newark has a rich and textured history as one of Americas great cities. Its legacy of urban development, decay, and rebirth includes industrial innovation, outstanding contributions to the arts and literature, religious and ethnic diversity, political controversy, and the assimilation of immigrant and migrant groups. Founded in 2002, the Newark History Society organizes regular public programs and encourages new research. Most of our events are held at the New Jersey Historical Society or the Newark Public Library; they are free and open to the public.