The Historical Gem of Rowan
Hollybush Mansion, built in 1849 for industrialist Thomas Whitney and his family, forms the nucleus of Rowan University. The house has served as a dormitory, the residence of the college president, a museum, and a meeting facility. In 1967, while in use as the residence of the college president, United States President Lyndon B. Johnson and Soviet Premier Alexei B. Kosygin held a summit meeting at Hollybush. Hollybush is located on the university campus, a minute's walk from the administration building, classrooms and dormitory buildings.
Internship Opportunities and Historic Sites Available to History Majors
New Jersey and the surrounding tri-state area is full of many wonderful, and sometimes obscure and hidden, historic sites which contributed greatly to the development of the area. Below is just a sampling of some of the historic sites and groups in the area, some of which are often looking for interns.
- Hollybush Mansion
Rowan University's very own historical mansion.
- The Stewart Room
The Stewart Collection is a unique source of materials on New Jersey history located in the Campbell Library.
- Battleship New Jersey
America's most decorated warship, now a world-class memorial and visitor center.
- Constitution Center
Explore the ways the Constitution has transformed America through its framework.
- Independence Hall
Explore the birthplace of our nation! See the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were created.
- Basto Village
Walk through the village streets and look into the restored buildings, visualizing an earlier time and a different way of life.
- Gettysburg National Military Park
Visit and explore the site of the largest battle ever waged during the American Civil War.
- Gloucester County Historic Society
Unlocking the past to Gloucester County.
- Camden County Historic Society
Dedicated to perserving, celebrating, and educating the public about the county's richly diverse history.