NEWS AND INFORMATION
Do you have any old West Orange photos, postcards, or other items?
Many times these can get discarded or misplaced because you don't know what to do with them. If they are related to West Orange history we would love to have them for our archives. Even if we can just make a copy of an item you can't bear to part with. Please EMAIL US to make arrangements.
Discover the local history of West Orange - Essex County, New Jersey
'' The treatment of our history will be the final verdict upon ourselves "
DISCLAIMER : This website has no official affiliation with the Township of West Orange implied or otherwise and is NOT the official website of the Township of West Orange. CLICK HERE to go to the official township web site. WestOrangeHistory.com was started in 2009 and is privately owned and operated for the sole purpose of remembering West Orange history. Any views or opinions expressed are exclusively those of Joseph Fagan who is responsible for all content. All images and photos come from his private collection unless otherwise noted. Joseph Fagan was named as the Official Historian of West Orange Township in 2012 as an honorary title holding no official duties.
Read Discover West Orange a weekly newspaper column about different aspects of WO history written by Joseph Fagan each Thursday in the West Orange Chronicle.
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COMING IN JANUARY 2014
Brill Executive Director of the West Orange Downtown Alliance is proud to
announce the launching of a important new initiative serving the West Orange
community. Beginning in January 2014 the DTWOA will be sponsoring a new TV show
on local cable channels 36 and 45.
The monthly ½ hour show entitled
Discover West Orange will be hosted by local author and West Orange Township
Historian Joseph Fagan. The premise of the show will closely follow Fagan's
West Orange Chronicle weekly column by the same name which began in April of
2009 focusing on various aspects of West Orange history. Each show will feature
a main story combined with a variety of other historical topics and pictures,
surviving artifacts, and interviews with town residents when relevant.
The new program will be dedicated to preserving and raising awareness of
local history for new generations of West Orange residents. Viewers will also
be encouraged to send in questions to be answered on the air adding an
interactive dimension in helping them understand and appreciate their local
Announcement of actual air dates will follow and be made