Heading Home, Be Back Soon?

Dear Readers,

Thank you for following this blog. It’s been a great semester at Rowan University, and I especially enjoyed my Online Journalism class. This was my favorite class this semester because I was able to learn about what evolution journalism is experiencing. As I have arrived home at my home in Absecon, New Jersey I’ve thought about the history I’ve learned this semester and how I’ve shared that history with you.

I learned that journalism in today’s world takes more than writing skills. It requires journalists to have skills in various forms of multi-media, such as video and audio production. If you’re someone who wants to get involved in blogging, I would recommend that learning these skills be added to your to-do list. Personally, I feel that these skills aren’t hard to master at all, and with practice you’ll be a skillful blogger.

I hope that with this blog, I have been informative on the hidden history behind Glassboro, New Jersey. For a small college town, there is a lot of history in the area. Read this blog, and go out and take a look for yourself!

Special thanks to the Glassboro Historical Society, Mary Lee Donahue, Yummygal, Mike McCormick, Denise Norton, Ruth Cibo, Rebekah Byrer & Rick Grenda of the Heritage Glass Museum.

For anyone interested in learning more about history, the best way to learn is ask. Sometimes, history is better off learned outside of the pages of a text book, and rather from the voices of the people that have lived it and have shared stories.

I hope to possibly return soon to continue exploring other places around this historic Southern New Jersey town. Have a great summer.

Warm Regards,

Eric Conklin

Creator and Writer of the Glassboro History Handbook

My favorite posts

  1. Members of Glassboro High Class of ’86
  2. Mary Lee Donahue Audio Interview
  3. Glassboro Train Station
  4. Blogger Profile of Yummygal and Mike McCormick
  5. Glass Factory Photo Gallery



2 thoughts on “Heading Home, Be Back Soon?

  1. I very much enjoyed reading your posts and viewing your interviews regarding the history of Glassboro. My brother is a member of the Glassboro Historical Society and I share his interest in history as I am a member of the Gloucester Township Historic Committee.
    Keep up the great work!!!


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