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  • Road work on Washington Place Friday Sept 26th to Wednesday Oct 1st weather permitting

    Expect delays arriving to Washington's HQ and Ford Mansion due to roadwork and repaving of Washington Place. Give yourself more time to arrive for tours of the Ford Mansion. Call 973-539-2016 ext.210 for updates if needed

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    The Visitor Center, Wick House, Museum and the Ford Mansion will be closed Friday Oct 3rd from 9am to 11am for a mandatory all employee meeting. Tours of the Ford Mansion will resume at 11am. Sorry for the inconvience. Call 973-539-2016 ext.210 for info.

Life of Jared Sparks

JARED SPARKS 1789-1866 Jared Sparks is an excellent introduction to learning historical research and preservation. Sparks tirelessly collected the papers of our founding fathers including the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

He realized the importance of American history for future generations. His inspiring research included the beginnings of American biography with his collection of biographical information on the leaders of America.

His works included: The Writings of George Washington (1834-1838), The Library of American Biography (1834-1838), The Works of Benjamin Franklin (1836-1840), and as editor of the North American Review (1824-1831).

Because of his dedication to scholarly research the history club at Pensacola Junior College (Pensacola, Florida) decided to honor his memory by naming our organization the Jared Sparks Historical Society of Pensacola Junior College in 1994.

Did You Know?


The Grand Union Flag, also called Congress Colors, First Navy Ensign, or Cambridge Flag, had 13 red and white stripes and a blue field in the upper left corner with the cross of St. George of England and the cross of St. Andrew of Scotland. It was the first flag of the American Revolution.