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Jersey City History & Special Celebrations 

From time to time, our City, our State, and our Nation recognize the special celebrations and accomplishments of the American spirit.  Whether it's the contributions of groups or individuals, the inspiring stories of those who came to these shores seeking a better life, or the historic struggles of those who overcame adversity, they all contribute to what we call our "Tapestry of Nations." 

So join us as we recognize the diverse strands of that tapestry, which make Jersey City the special place it is.

Little Noted, But Long Remembered: Jersey City Native and Pulitzer Prize Winner Michael Shaara and The Battle of Gettysburg
Did you know that the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Killer Angels was born in Jersey City and graduated from Lincoln High School? Find out more. 

Women's History Month
Do you know how a young woman living on what is now Tuers Avenue helped expose a traitorous plot during the American Revolution?  Find out more. 

Black History Month
Did you know that one of earliest African-American film studios was located on Pacific Avenue? Find out more. 

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Do you know which Prince Charming was raised in Jersey City? Find out more.

Peter Henderson - Horticluturalist and Seedsman was a Leader in Ornamental Gardening 

Van Vorst Park is one of Jersey City's beautiful treasures. But how much do you know about the man who originally landscaped it? Find out more. 


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