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Historical Committees


The City of New Brunswick has two historical committees devoted to the celebration of our local history, culture, and those figures in our past that have paved our way.

Projects and programming aim to preserve and celebrate our historical landscape and educate residents and visitors about the rich history of the area.

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Statue depicting the third reading of the
Declaration of Independence on July 9, 1776
in New Brunswick by Col. John Neilson

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New Brunswick Historical Association
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The Historical Association is a City of New Brunswick, Mayor-appointed advisory board that preserves and records the heritage, traditions, and landmarks of the city.

In doing so, the committee:

  • Promotes research into the city’s history
  • Encourages the community to celebrate New Brunswick’s rich history
  • Advises city officials as to suggested policies and processes for preservation

Meetings are open to the public.

The Schedule of Meetings for 2021 is available here.

If you are interested in joining this 15-member committee in the future, please request an application at historicalnewbrunswick@gmail.com. To see definition of this City board, click HERE.

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New Brunswick Historical Society

The Historical Society is a successor to the New Brunswick Historical Club that was founded in 1870.  It is not a City-governed entity.  Its purpose is to stimulate interest in the City’s history, especially through a series of monthly programs, most of which are held at the New Brunswick Free Public Library and the historical Henry Guest House.

Meetings are open to the public.

Upcoming events and pieces of the City's history are featured on Facebook at:
New Brunswick Historical Society New Jersey.

For further information, email newbrunswickhistorical@gmail.com.


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Buccleuch Mansion

Click here to learn more about our local history.