Interactive Program Now Available on Bayonne’s History & Heritage Thanks to BHS Students

Photo Credit:  Bayonne Mayor’s Office

Three Bayonne High School students, and Social Studies teacher Kelly Sweeney, recently worked on an interactive program about the histories of the Bayonne Public Library, the Elco Boatworks, and the Bayonne Bridge.

Thanks to a grant from the Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, the project produced a small booklet, a website, and a QR code with information about the three sites.  The website is available at https://sites.google.com/students.bboed.org/history-heritage-trail/home.

Ms. Sweeney and her students presented copies of the local history booklet to Mayor Jimmy Davis.  Pictured from left to right are:  First Ward Council Member and Social Studies teacher Neil Carroll III, Alyssa Rozario, Kiara Opoku, Mayor Davis, Maggie Caley, and Kelly Sweeney.  The Social  Studies Director for the Bayonne Board of Education is Dan Ward, who wrote an introduction to the booklet.

This certainly sounds like something every Bayonne native would want to have in their personal collection.