UnCommon History
UnCommon History is about the fascinating and unusual stories and little-known facts from three centuries of American history. Produced monthly and three to five minutes in length, these audio podcasts uncover the truth about the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, the Great Society and the Great Depression. Whether it was invention or intervention, innovation or despair, UnCommon History speaks of women and immigrant people. It will unmask the characters of our past, introduce the culture of American Indians and tell true stories you never learned in school. Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission is a unit of government funded by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey Historical Commission/Department of State.

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Syndication

When and where was the worst winter encampment of the American Revolution?

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When and where was the worst winter encampment during the American Revolution? 

Direct download: morristownfinal.mp3
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Where is the birthplace of college football?

Direct download: BirthCollegeFootballFINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:27pm EDT

Have you ever read the story "The Greatest Gift?"

Direct download: WonderfulLifeFINAL.mp3
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What was it like to work in at an apothecary in the 1860s?

Direct download: quincygrimesfinal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:39pm EDT

Who Wrote the Declaration of Independence?

Direct download: matlackfinal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:35pm EDT

Learn about this educational institution that was established in the early 1800s 

Direct download: AfricanAssociationfinal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:12am EDT

Have you ever seen the Carteret’s Borough Hall?

Direct download: MunicipalBldgCarteretfinal.mp3
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What did a typical teenager write in her diary in 1810?

Direct download: RachelandEbenezerfinal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:56am EDT

Have you ever heard of the Rutgers and Princeton cannon rivalry?

Direct download: RPcannonwarpodcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:55am EDT