As someone who is interested in genealogy, I’ve seen a lot of census records. They are gold mines for seeing where your relatives lived, who their neighbors were, what their professions are, all kinds of things. That’s why I’m so excited about the Newark Public Library’s U.S. Census exhibit, America by the Numbers. Check out Newark Public Library’s website. The exhibit is running through September 25th so hurry up and go see it!
If you haven’t been to the NPL, you should make sure you check out the whole building when you go see the exhibit. It’s a beautiful building and it’s in the downtown part of Newark which is pretty and easily accessible via the Newark Light Rail.
Also in the downtown area is the New Jersey Historical Society Museum and Library. The museum is free and always has interesting things to see and do in their three floors of exhibits.
While you’re in Newark, you could have lunch at Scully’s Pub or one of the Ironbound section’s really good Portuguese restaurants.
I’m serious, go check out Newark!
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