Bloomfield Resident Wins Johnston Award
BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Ron Manning, a 38 years old historian from Bloomfield, was announced the winner of the Johnston Award for 2017. The Johnston award is given to historians who study the history of New Jersey by the Johnston Foundation every year since 1995. "Mr. Manning's contribution to our history is remarkable", indicates the announcement from the Johnston Foundation. Mr. Manning is studying Dutch settlements in New Jersey back in the 1600s. “I feel honored to receive the award,” says Manning in an interview to The Essex Times, “Early settlements in the United States is a fascinating episode in our nation's history". The award ceremony will take place next month at Montclair Art Museum.