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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Do you know where Antilles Field is?

Direct download: antillesfieldfinal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:42pm EDT

Have you ever heard of the town Lincoln?

Direct download: townoflincolnfinal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:18pm EDT

In 1960 on the grounds of Saint Peter’s Church in Perth Amboy, what did workers accidentally uncover?

Direct download: saintpeterschurchfinalx.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:33am EDT

Was the burial site of a Hessian Colonel desecrated after the end of the American Revolution?

Direct download: countvondonopfinal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:28am EDT

What do petroleum jelly and Perth Amboy have in common?

Direct download: petroleumjellyfinal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:48am EDT

There are a lot of entertaining stories that tell the history of New Jersey.  How dependable are they?

Direct download: wrestlingmatchfinal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:48am EDT

What kind of drinks could you order in a 19th century tavern?

Direct download: taverndrinksfinal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:09pm EDT

Were lotteries used in New Jersey’s early history?

Direct download: Lotteriespodcastfinal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

How old is the legend of the Jersey Devil?

Direct download: jerseydevilfinal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:49pm EDT

Have you ever examined a gravestone?  What do the images or icons reveal?

Direct download: Cemeteries2.4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EDT