The City of Bayonne has a newly created, history and heritage trail. The trail was researched and created by city students. And what’s unique is the fact that the trail’s markers are interactive.
City officials and educators visited a stop on the interactive history and heritage trail recently in Dennis P. Collins Park. Tourists, students, and local pedestrians can learn more about Bayonne and the history of particular sites by scanning the QR code shown in the photo.
Bayonne High School students researched the history of various sites and produced a local booklet. The program was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and is administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs. Pictured in the photo from left to right are Dan Ward, the Director of Social Studies for the Bayonne Board of Education; Mayor Jimmy Davis; Neil Carroll III, First Ward Councilman and a Social Studies teacher at the Washington Community School; and Kelly Sweeney, a Social Studies teacher at Bayonne High School.
If you come across one of the markers during your travels around the city, stop and scan. You may just learn something about the Peninsula City you were unaware of before.