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Girl Scouts Show Documentary Honoring Hoboken Veterans

Junior Girl Scout Troop 12022 of Hoboken unveiled a documentary celebrating Hoboken Heroes, and #HipNJ has the scoop!

The Hoboken Historical Museum showed the film with admission being a donation to the American Legion Post 107. Their goal is to raise funds to build a new home for the post with six apartments for homeless veterans.

The film is a Bronze Award project the Junior Girl Scouts took on as a way to celebrate local veterans and also share their stories with the wider community.

Furthermore, the 20-minute video took six months to create in total. This was due to the work the girl scouts had to put into it. They reached out to the American Legion Post to identify veterans who wanted to share their stories of service from World War II to today.

Their stories include:

  • Brief respites during long stints in the field
  • Living communistically, by sharing food, during a war against communism
  • Dodging bullets during the Tet Offensive and learning to do things the Vietnamese way
  • Traveling on a troop transport ship across the Atlantic through storms and torpedoes – and how Frank Sinatra was booed by soldiers for cutting ahead of a line of draftees for the Korean War

To learn more about Hoboken Junior Girl Scout Troop 12022, click here!

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Black & White Masked Ball at Hoboken Historical Museum

Last Saturday was a night that would do the likes of  Frank Sinatra proud! 

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Hoboken Historical Museum Gala Partygoers

Two hundred of #HipNJ‘s best-dressed Hobokenites donned elegant black and white cocktail clothes and festive masks to support the Hoboken Historical Museum’s Black & White Masked Ball and Auction! One of the largest and most successful galas in the Museum’s history, proceeds will support the Museum’s ongoing exhibitions, education programs, and collections campaign.

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Gala emcee Marci Rubin with Chef Anthony Pino

Honorary Chair Marci Rubin, a Hobokenite and News 12 New Jersey anchor, presided over the evening of great food, dancing and socializing, encouraging people to bid by phone in the silent auction for 40 items donated by local businesses.

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Eugene Flinn, auctioneer extraordinaire

Eugene Flinn reprised his role as auctioneer extraordinaire, raising a total of over $32,000 from the live auction, silent auction and a special appeal for three of the Museum’s signature programs: the upcoming “Heaven, Hell or Hoboken: Centennial of World War I” exhibition; the “Vanishing Hoboken” oral history chapbook series; and the ongoing campaign to create an expanded Archives and Research Center.

Marquee silent auction included Chef Anthony Pino’s donation of a fall game dinner for 10 at Anthony David’s, a summer pass for the pool with a view at the Shipyard and 4 tickets to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade uptown viewing stand!

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Masked Revelers

Founded in 1986, the Hoboken Historical Museum’s mission is to educate the public about Hoboken’s history, diverse culture, architecture and historic landmarks. Located at 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken, it is open to the public six days a week offering special exhibits, tours, events and lectures, as well as educational programs for adults and children on a weekly basis. For more information, visit HobokenMuseum.org.