Local Church History Awards 2015

Present your Church History via Written, Audio or Visual Media. The History Needs the Following Elements: Historical Dates Memorable /Famous Events & People Images, Former & Present Ministers (contact our archivist at Prior Histories must be revised within last five years Deadline January 30, 2015.  Please note that we have moved up the deadline date. The Greater New...

Central UMC (Linwood) Wins 2014 Robert B. Steelman Methodist History Award

The Greater New Jersey Commission on Archives and History would like to congratulate the Central United Methodist Church in Linwood, for winning our 2014 Robert B. Steelman Methodist History Award.  To see an electronic version of the winning entry go to: If your church is interested in submitting an entry for either the Steelman Award, Best Ethnic History Award or Best Multimedia History Award, go to our...

2014 History Conference on Colonial Methodism in New Jersey

Did you know that Drew University owns John Wesley’s famous 1791 letter to William Wilberforce about ending slavery? Did you know that Wesley’s image and slavery tract are part of a permanent exhibit housed in George Washington’s Army Headquarters just up the road from Drew University and the United Methodist General Commission on Archives and History? Or you may not know that the Episcopal Church parsonage in Newton, New Jersey is where Francis Asbury slept when traveling...
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