Fithian’s Pen

The journals of Philip Vickers Fithian, the Greenwich-born Revolutionary War chaplain, contain a series of entries that invite a comparison between life in South Jersey

Fithian Diaries

Greenwich resident Philip Vickers Fithian is no stranger to this column. Several years ago, we examined how this South Jersey native witnessed the American Revolution


Native Americans called it Piscozackasing, which means “place of black burrs.” Its current name, Woodbury, has a more complicated origin. According to South Jersey Towns

The Jersey Map

The Gloucester County we know today is a greatly reduced territory from its original incarnation of the 17th century. Picture it for a moment combined

Cold Calculations

In 1969, singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell wrote about the “half-a-million strong” who attended the Woodstock Festival. It was estimated that 500,000 flocked to the three-day concert

Fortress in Peril

The story told by Fort Nassau, constructed during 1627 in the Gloucester County territory once known as New Netherland, is one of acquisition, preservation and

Fort Nassau

The study of history tends to focus its view on individuals who guided or participated in events that helped shape our world into what it

Back to the ’80s

Last year, the HBO Max streaming service announced the impending resurrection of the 1980s TV series Head of the Class. In anticipation, it added the

Brush with Royalty

Following the American Revolution, the Founding Fathers dismissed the notion of a ruling monarchy like the one from which the nascent country had just freed