Historical Society of
Township of Bloomfield, New Jersey, founded in 1812


New Addition to Our Web Site

We now have a Video Archive of many of our prior presentations that were video-recorded by WBMA TV and are available on demand online. Programs include the Morris Canal, International Arms & Fuze, the Kinder Administration, the Conte Administration and the recent program by Scott Warnasch about mummified bodies that had been buried in cast iron coffins in the 1850s.

Special thanks to WBMA TV for recording and archiving our programs.



The Diners of Essex County

Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 7:30 PM
Bloomfield Civic Center, 84 Broad Street

On May 28, author Michael C. Gabriele will present The Diners of Essex County.

New Jersey is universally recognized as the Diner Capital of the World. Friendly, familiar beacons on the Garden State’s highways, byways and downtown business districts, diners play an important role in New Jersey’s culture, commerce, mythology and community life, and serve as the ultimate egalitarian dining experience.

Michael C. Gabriele is a lifelong Garden State resident and 1975 graduate of Montclair State University. He has worked as a journalist, freelance writer and author for more than forty years. Gabriele is a member of the board of trustees for the annual New Jersey Folk Festival at Rutgers University, a member of the executive board for the Nutley Historical Society and serves on the advisory board of the Clifton Arts Center. He writes an occasional diner blog for the website “New Jersey Bites” (https://jerseybites.com), “a quest for food with attitude,” and enjoys exploring the diverse regions of the Garden State.

The author’s books The Golden Age of Bicycle Racing in New Jersey; The History of Diners in New Jersey; and New Jersey Folk Revival Music—History & Tradition will be available for purchase.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Some of Bloomfield's notable diners




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Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Museum Hours
Wednesday: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Saturday September to June: 10:00am - 12:30pm
and by appointment

Soldier and Sailors Monument
on the Historic Green

Historical Society of Bloomfield Collection