Kids History Corner

Hi, Kids! We live in a great area of New Jersey, full of history. Union County has such a rich History that includes New Jersey History as well as US History.

These are just a few of the many interesting historical events that have taken place right here in our own Community. Here you can come and have fun while learning about our local, state and nation’s history. There will be games, activities, pictures and interesting facts and information to help you enjoy our rich culture and heritage. We encourage you and your friends and classmates to check back often to see what is new and exciting. Download our crossword puzzle featuring ‘Women in History’

Did you Know?

There were many battles and skirmishes fought in this area (Union, Elizabeth, Springfield, etc.) while we struggled for our independence, during the American Revolution?

We were home to 1 signer of the Declaration of Independence (Abram Clark), and 2 signers of the United States Constitution (Jonathan Dayton and William Livingston)?

stamp of langston hughes

Langston Hughes lived and wrote his first novel in Westfield, NJ?

Thomas A. Edison

Thomas Edison set up the first electric village illuminating station in Roselle, NJ; and that he designed “Cement Houses” that are still standing in Union, NJ?

alexander hamilton

Alexander Hamilton attended school in Elizabeth, NJ?

This page is sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and administered by the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.