Preserve, Protect and Educate about New Jersey’s Civil War Heritage
New Jersey Civil War Heritage Assn PO Box 442, Wood-Ridge, NJ 07075
BI-ANNUAL CIVIL WAR FLAGS UNVEILINGS In 2010, the NJCWHA was instrumental in setting up the Civil War Flags Gallery in Trenton, and we have assisted in expanding and improving the exhibits there since then. The New Jersey State House Flag Collection consists of 191 flags, 132 of which are Civil War related. Fifty of these flags were selected for display in the Gallery, which has specially designed display cases (the flags are big, most being 6 feet square). Due to space constraints only five flags can be displayed at a time. In 2010, a program was initiated to change the flags on display every six months, in June and in late December. We owe many thanks to State Museum Cultural Curator Nicholas Ciotola for his interest and help in showing the flags. The Civil War Flags Gallery has relocated temporarily, and now these flags can be viewed right next door at the NJ State Museum, Main Building, 205 West State Street, Trenton, NJ. Ample parking is available in the State House garage, or at parking meters on State Street. Flags will be on display until the next rotation. Stay Tuned or Subscribe or Updates. FLAG HISTORIES NJCWHA Vice President David Martin has been studying the state’s Civil War flags for the past twenty years and is currently preparing a definitive book on them. If you have a special interest in the flags of a special unit or would like him to speak for your historical or library group, just let him know. Pictures of all the flags are available, thanks to Joe Bilby, at the New Jersey Militia Museum website:
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New Jersey Flags on Display at the Flag Gallery
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