West Orange residents compete at trivia night at the library

West Orange residents compete at trivia night at the library

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library hosted a West Orange–themed trivia night on Thursday, Sept. 29, sponsored by a collaborative effort between the West Orange Woman’s Club and West Orange Senior Services. The contest featured 50 questions relating to town history and prepared by township historian Joseph Fagan, who emceed the event. […]

Washington Elementary hosts ‘Downtown Thursday’ event

Washington Elementary hosts ‘Downtown Thursday’ event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Washington Elementary School hosted the latest “Downtown Thursday” event on July 29, featuring a variety of family-friendly events and the dedication of a new historical marker recognizing the old trolley system that once connected the township. Downtown West Orange Alliance Director Megan Brill and her team organized the event, which included […]

Take a tour of West Orange Town Hall with the township historian

Take a tour of West Orange Town Hall with the township historian

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Discover the secrets of West Orange Town Hall, which officially opened for business on June 14, 1937. The public is invited to join township historian Joseph Fagan on a walking tour inside Town Hall, 66 Main St., on Saturday, June 25, at 11 a.m. The building is now 85 years old […]

Fagan leads first-ever West Orange Town Hall history walking tour

Fagan leads first-ever West Orange Town Hall history walking tour

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The first-ever West Orange Town Hall history walking tour was conducted by township historian Joseph Fagan on Saturday, April 30. The free tour gave visitors an in-depth understanding of the town’s history on display inside town hall, as well as a visual presentation showcasing many vintage photographs. The tour lasted a […]

West Orange receives a historical print as a gift

West Orange receives a historical print as a gift

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A historical print was gifted to the township of West Orange at the annual business meeting of the 102nd Cavalry of the Essex Troop on April 23. The ceremony took place at the West Orange Armory on Pleasant Valley Way, which has been home to the Essex Troop in West Orange […]

Fagan leads walking tour at the Eagle Rock Reservation

Fagan leads walking tour at the Eagle Rock Reservation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Township historian and author Joseph Fagan leads a history walking tour at the Eagle Rock Reservation on June 26. The free tours are open to the public and conducted under the auspices of the Essex County Department of Parks and Recreation. Fagan explained the history behind the 450-foot spiked […]

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