Walking Tour and Gallery Visits

From greenhouses to diplomas, a short walking tour of the NJCU campus.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

FREE – please RSVP at Eventbrite or Facebook

Meeting point:
11:00am NJCU Visual Arts Gallery, 100 Culver Avenue
Meet and Greet and curator’s introduction
11:30am Walking Tour around campus
End point:
12:00pm Lemmerman Gallery
Curator’s tour of Mapping Life

The NJCU Galleries will be open from 10:30am – 1:30pm on Saturday November 16, 2019
Parking is free when validated by the galleries.
There is no rain date for the tour.

Did you know the site of the NJCU Campus was owned by a nationally prominent seed and garden supply company in the late 1800s?

All neighborhoods have a story to tell – including our own.

This 30 minute walking tour will focus on the history of the NJCU neighborhood within the context of the growth and development of Greenville and Jersey City from 1860-present. The story begins with the Peter Henderson & Company greenhouses which occupied the site before NJCU. When the greenhouse business moved out of town following World War I, three new educational institutions were established on site: Henry Snyder High School, A. Harry Moore School, and the State Normal School (now NJCU). At the time, Greenville was a rapidly growing residential district filling up with middle class families eager to occupy the newly-constructed one and two family homes and modern brick apartment buildings that still characterize the area on Audubon Avenue and College Street. Today, this neighborhood is poised for expansion spurred on by the Hudson Bergen Light Rail service and the nearby development of new and revitalized communities.”

Join Patrick Shalhoub, NJCU librarian and author of Images of America: Jersey City, (Arcadia, 1995) for an approximately 30 minute walking tour around the campus. Tour participants will receive a souvenir map of the area.

Before and after the tour, participants will have time to visit both NJCU Galleries to view the current exhibitions, Maps Everywhere and Mapping Life. You do not need to take the tour to visit the galleries.