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Decoding History
Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 01:00pm - 02:00pm

This year is New Providence’s Tricentennial - let’s celebrate by going back in time!  Join a museum educator over Zoom to explore how everyday items offer an insider’s glimpse of what life was like 200 years ago. Participants will learn about 19th century life as we examine, discuss, and “decode” artifacts – ranging from shoe making tools to a candle mold –  from the teaching collection of the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts. This program was made possible with support from the Friends of the New Providence Memorial Library. To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with Decoding History in the subject line. 

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Upcoming Events

Aug 03 12:00AM-Pandemic Virtual Gallery
Aug 03 12:00AM-Pandemic Virtual Gallery
Aug 10 07:00PM-Baseball Discussion
Aug 03 12:00AM-Pandemic Virtual Gallery
Aug 11 01:00PM-Decoding History

At long last..

.....we are starting to circulate our collection again!

We are very happy to be back and allowed to offer contactless pickup service.  Materials will be circulated from a table behind the front doors.  Holds can be placed for items not currently available and now you can also request items that are on the shelf.  Place holds and requests through the online catalog or call us.

There are some limitations so please be sure to check else where on this site for the complete list of instructions.  

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377 ELKWOOD AVENUE
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ 07974
908-665-0311