The Historical Society of East Orange, Inc.

Preserving the Past for the Present to prepare for the Future.

President   Mrs. Goldie T. Burbage
Vice President   Everett Jenkins
Secretary/Treasurer   Lucius Bowser
Chaplain   Rev. Lancie Marchand

The Historical Society meets on the second Tuesday of each month. If you are interested in joining the Society, please call Mrs. Goldie T. Burbage (973-672-1783) and arrange to attend one of our meetings as a guest to see what we are all about.

The next meeting of the Historical Society of East Orange, Inc. will be on Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 - 10:00 AM in the Board Room at East Orange General Hospital, 300 Central Avenue, East Orange, NJ.

In honor of the season, we will have a gift grab bag at the December meeting. Members are asked to bring a wrapped gift that would be suitable for any member of the Historical Society (male or female). The cost of the gift should be a minimum of $10. The gift will be placed in a grab bag as you arrive, and you will be given a ticket. All those participating, who have tickets, will later reach into the grab bag and randomly select a wrapped gift (except one which they recognize as their own! ). Participation is optional.

Annual dues will be collected at this meeting for 2009 membership.

Breakfast is provided courtesy of East Orange General Hospital. Please be on time.

Most Recent Historical Society News - Click on the Headlines for more Views:

Veterans' Day Memorial Service at East Orange City Hall (11/11/08)

East Orange Record Article - on-line

Past News:

Reverend Russell White: Torchbearer of Education Award Luncheon

East Orange Record Article on-line

Annual Comunity Awards Program
from The Historical Society of East Orange (10/17/08)

East Orange Record Article on-line

Tillmes House Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 10/15/08

East Orange Record Article on-line (10/16/08)

East Orange Record on-line (9/15/08)

Awards Night October 17, 2008 (Posted 9/10/08)

Certificate of Recognition Award to John McNally (originally posted 4/9/08)

Quest for Historic Photos

1897 East Orange High School Graduating Class

Screening of "What's Done in the Dark" (7/29/08)

Historical Society Offers Research Services (7/22/08)

East Orange Record Article 7/31/08

Princeton Street Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 6/17/08

Stained Glass Window Restoration Project of Christ Episcopal Church (05/04/08)

Earth Day Activity (re-posted 4/22/08)

Article in The East Orange Record and
on their Website:

Three Church History Tour (04/12/08)


This reprint of the 1963 Centennial Book is available now from our online publisher. Proceeds go to The Historical Society of East Orange.

Also available:

Our East Orange Centennial Calendar for 2009, the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of East Orange as a city. 12 views of famous East Orange Landmarks from the past and from the present. Proceeds go to The Historical Society of East Orange.

Our Historic Churches of East Orange 2009 Calendar. 12 views of the oldest churches in East Orange still standing, as they are today and as they appeared 100 years ago. Proceeds go to The Historical Society of East Orange.

Click here to order.

If your favorite church or place of worship is not included in our Historic Churches Calendar, you can add it to your calendar by making a special order HERE. You can even have us produce a special calendar featuring just your church and church members.

Coming in June of 2009 - The Historical Society of East Orange, Inc. Cook Book Fund Raiser; Recipes contributed by local residents! Do you have a favorite never-before-published family recipe to contribute? We'll be adding more information on this Historical Society Fund Raising Project very soon!

e-Mail address:

Mailing Address: The Historical Society of East Orange, Inc., P.O. Box 1024, East Orange, NJ 07019

We are looking forward to celebrating the 2009 Centennial Celebration of the Incorporation of the City of East Orange ( 1909 - 2009). Events, publications and dates will be added as plans proceed.

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