Jersey City is one of the most important American cities you’ve never heard of. We hope to change that. Walk JC History is a citizen-based group focused on creating self-guided walking tours that celebrate Jersey City’s storied past and present. Historic sites include: Dutch settlements; Revolutionary War battles; Underground Railroad; canal stretching to PA; railroads; architecture; old factories; WWI domestic attacks; temporary home of Brooklyn Dodgers; home of Kool and the Gang; and more. Today, JC is one of the most diverse US cities which speaks to its past nickname as “America’s Golden Door.” So, do you want to discover Chilltown (80’s nickname) at your own pace? Voting for this initiative would fund research, interviews, development, creation and promotion of walking tours for every neighborhood in the City. This effort aims to instill pride in current residents, restore nostalgia for past or life-long residents, develop tourism, and build national awareness of our Home.
We would use the $1,000 to bring Walk JC History from a concept to a reality. We will launch a sustainable website and hold a kickoff event with the intention to attract current and past residents of all ages.
$0 research (photo collection; copying and scanning materials)
$0 interviews (local historians; life-long residents)
$0 development (aggregation; route creation)
$300 creation (graphic design; site markers production; web design; web hosting)
$400 promotion (flyers; ads; shirts; stickers)
$300 public/kickoff event (permits; refreshments; snacks; materials)
Wednesday, July 11
Wednesday, August 08
at 12:00 PM PDT
Thursday, August 09
Wednesday, August 22
at 12:00 PM PDT
Thursday, August 23