Education

New Providence High School Student Researchers Investigate Salt Box Museum Artifacts

d83f239727a6a331220f_883C81F7-7630-414B-9E69-8C2946B2F5F7.jpeg
Credits: Courtesy of the NP Historical Society
8316ac7fa093b2e0f188_5d6a6dde2f5c9ea8d647_C876272A-7B49-4750-A4E1-B0483A117C39.jpeg
Credits: Courtesy of the NP Historical Society
4ce7d471da915022cb8f_A6C710A7-D1C7-4FA7-8BEF-78DB30FBE129.jpeg
Credits: Courtesy of the NP Historical Society
30c340483570bcd25c50_b5cb9af8b2fe0e6401bb_99D6BF48-BE11-41FA-AA9D-2E4D6AAB1756.jpeg
Credits: Courtesy of the NP Historical Society
c5671ced06c065c5047f_184c3e275fd70654f2d6_5D59276A-5F0E-4140-8C26-1CB675FCCA68.jpeg
Credits: Courtesy of the NP Historical Society
f6aec93ccb21fe77a33d_7b9a0a71637277980afc_D1ACE7DF-9073-4007-B6B4-BB03F81837E6.jpeg
New Providence Historical Society's Salt Box Museum Credits: Courtesy of NP Historical Society
ee3e2188e62792396a31_a5490319a5967263769f_97787439-8292-4F6B-A6D5-0EE5C99A20BC.jpeg
Credits: Courtesy of the NP Historical Society
fdff35ca19fd9a5f1874_e3d6d665bcf6755773ae_30758BCA-6944-4FC4-826B-4F21AD7C0042.jpeg
Credits: Courtesy of the NP Historical Society
0ca6fbd02c7e8271be85_bbbdf0bd386b569d7c60_AD39E9FE-4975-4E83-A0BF-1EEA8ADE9794.jpeg
Credits: Courtesy of the NP Historical Society
d83f239727a6a331220f_883C81F7-7630-414B-9E69-8C2946B2F5F7.jpeg

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Over the past two years, the partnership between the New Providence School District and the New Providence Historical Society has allowed more than 800 elementary school students to visit and explore the Salt Box museum.  Students each year are able to connect the content of their United States History curriculum to the Salt Box museum’s extensive collection, providing students with a tangible link to the important history in their community.

This ongoing collaboration entered an exciting new phase this spring with Salt Box Museum artifact project.  The museum has hundreds of artifacts in their collection, many of which have never been researched or archived.  AP US History students from the high school chose items from the Salt Box museum’s extensive collection to research.  The students photographed the objects, measured them, and looked for significant markings to help identify their origins.

They then researched the objects utilizing databases, historical records, and museum guides.  So far, the research has uncovered fascinating information about the collection.  Students identified interesting details about the construction and purpose of the Studebaker wagon outside the museum; they identified the manufacturer of a genuine Civil War officer’s hat in the collection, and determined that the coach trunk in the downstairs bedroom of the museum is most likely from the late 18th century.  

Sign Up for E-News

This partnership is unique in the nation.  School museum partnerships usually involve students visiting a museum and reporting on what the museum has in its collection.  New Providence students are doing authentic field research on a collection that has been largely unstudied.  

They will share their findings with the museum and provide historical context and fascinating back-stories for many objects in the museum’s diverse collection.

The Salt Box Museum at 1350 Springfield Ave. is near the center of New Providence. Appointments can be made by calling 908-665-1034.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

New Providence

Save the Date for Back to School Enrollment Night at My Gym New Providence

July 16, 2018

Join us at our Back to School Enrollment Night and discover why kids from infants to 10 years old love My Gym!  Parents can explore our immaculate state-of-the-art facility, meet our amazing staff,  learn about our award winning programs, and check out our fantastic Birthday Party packages. 

We are celebrating 35 years of My Gym, so it's the perfect ...

17 Years Running and the Pizza is still Hot!! The Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza is July 25, 2018

The 17th Annual Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza, now more often referred to as the ‘Pizza Run’ will be here in no time! Don’t forget to sign up for a night of running, pizza, prizes, and entertainment! The event will be held on July 25, 2018 with a start time of 7 pm. Register online at PracticeHard.com before our Monday July 23, 2018, at 11:59 pm deadline will be ...

Union County’s Free Summer Arts Festival Continues July 18 at Echo Lake Park Featuring 5 Against 1

The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues on Wednesday July 18, with the band 5 Against 1, a Pearl Jam  tribute band, taking the stage at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

The free series, presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders,is held at Echo Lake Park during July and moves to Oak Ridge Park in Clark during August.

5 Against 1, which ...

Severe Thunderstorm, Flash Flood Warnings in Effect for New Providence Tuesday Afternoon

July 3, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Union County until 2:30 p.m. and a flash flood warning until 5 p.m.

“Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding,” the service warned. “Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.”

Sign up for our free enews and get ...

Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves In To New Brunswick Children's Hospital

July 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital.

"From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to encourage our smallest patients to smile when they enter our facilities," said John ...

Before & After: The Contrasting Color Kitchen Remodel

July 5, 2018

Before and After

Over the years we have designed and remodeled hundreds (if not, thousands) of kitchens.  Every client and kitchen are different, which makes for a very interesting job working as a kitchen designer! But every once in a while, a kitchen comes along that really makes you stop, think, and appreciate the beauty of transformation.  One of the most rewarding experiences is ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_7f6c107703df2d416aa6_barre_intesity

Mon, July 16, 8:00 AM

Providence Health & Fitness, New Providence

Barre Intensity

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_e7f53aa67b8e7cb310c5_vinyasaclass

Mon, July 16, 9:15 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Aroma Flow Vinyasa

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_a4801a3d56342db1596a_pilates_reformer

Mon, July 16, 10:00 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, Providence

Pilates Reformer

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_3c7abbb40c05a3108a26_yoga_stretch

Mon, July 16, 11:00 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Hath Yoga Flow

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_3c7abbb40c05a3108a26_yoga_stretch

Mon, July 16, 11:00 AM

Providence Health & Fitness, New Providence

Hatha Flow Yoga

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_e7f53aa67b8e7cb310c5_vinyasaclass

Mon, July 16, 6:30 PM

Providence Health & Fitness, New Providence

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Avoiding 10% Tax Penalty

Do you want access to money from your retirement accounts but aren't sure of the real costs involved?

Most retirement accounts have a set age requirement you must reach before making penalty-free income distributions, which is usually 59.5 but can sometimes be as early as age 50. If you decide to access your accounts earlier, you could face penalties ranging from 10%-25%, which is not ...

Beneficiary Forms - As Important as Your Will

As you plan for the future, don’t leave out one of the most overlooked must-do’s: naming the beneficiaries of your retirement assets. Updating your beneficiary forms ensures that the legacy you worked so hard to build will be distributed correctly. Don’t delay -- the designations on your beneficiary forms supersede those stated in your Will. 

Try answering the ...