Episode 3.01: The NJ Women's Heritage Trail (Mount Laurel, Ho-Ho-Kus )
Join us as we discover destinations along the NJ Women's Heritage Trail, the nation's first comprehensive survey of women's historic sites. First, we visit Paulsdale, the Mount Laurel home of suffragist Alice Paul, who fought tirelessly for women's right to vote; then we tour The Hermitage, home to Theodosia Prevost Burr who bravely aided the Continental Army, though she was married to a British officer at the time.
Episode 3.02: NJ's Historic Connection to World War I (Jersey City, Atlantic City, Montague)
You're invited along as we uncover the many connections NJ has to The Great War. Stops alone the way include visits to the site of the Black Tom Explosion in Liberty State Park, the Absecon Lighthouse to learn about the first German sub attack on Black Sunday (June 2, 1918), the High Point State Park Veterans Monument, and a very special conversation with US World War I Centennial Commission Historian Dr. Libby O'Connell.
Episode 3.03: The Battle of Monmouth (Manalapan) & NJ Shipwrecks (Atlantic City)
Watch a live reenactment of this pivotal battle, as famous for its outcome as for the heroism of one Molly Pitcher—whose efforts during the heat of battle seem to surpass even her legend, as we learn the surprising role many women played on the battlefield during the Revolutionary War. Then, a history marker commemorating the sinking of the Moro Castle leads to a survey of other notable shipwrecks off the NJ coastline.
Episode 3.04: The Parsippany Rock House (Parsippany) & High Point State Park (Montague)
Discover the Rock House (and its 500-year-old petroglyphs)—a natural rock formation deposited during the Ice Age—and its significance as a revered cultural and religious site to the local Leni Lenape tribe. Next, learn the history behind the gift of High Point State Park—a private estate turned public destination with connections to the Olmsted Brothers, and deeded to the State of New Jersey by Colonel Anthony Kuser.
Episode 3.05: The History of Chocolate (New York City) & Point Breeze (Bordentown)
Our host is joined by Chef and Chocolatier Laure de Montebello for a sweet trip through the history of cocoa, and the lasting impact it had on our region's development. Then, did you know that a former King of Spain (and brother to an infamous French Emperor) made New Jersey his home? Join us for an excavation of the facts surrounding this royal tale on the site of his former home, Point Breeze.
Episode 3.06: TBA
Stay tuned—we're still filming Season 3 and don't want to give it away just yet!