Al Frazza – Historian
Historian Al Frazza is the creator of the Award-Winning website, RevolutionaryWarNewJersey.com, the Ultimate Field Guide to New Jersey’s Revolutionary War Historic Sites. It is an extensively researched information source to over 650 Revolutionary War historic sites in New Jersey. Completed in early 2017, it is the result of seven-and-a-half years of research, traveling, and photography. RevolutionaryWarNewJersey.com is utilized by thousands of people every month to help them explore and learn about New Jersey local history.
Al has recently completed writing a book about his experiences during the seven-and-a-half years he spent exploring New Jersey Revolutionary War historic sites. It also contains historic Revolutionary War stories and reflections on the importance of history. The book allows the reader to relive Al’s extensive journeys throughout the state, and the interesting and sometimes humorous experiences he had along the way. The book, titled State of Revolution: My Seven-and-a-Half-Year Journey Through Revolutionary War New Jersey, is part history, part memoir, part travelogue, part love letter to the state of New Jersey. This book will hopefully see publication soon.
Since completing the writing of State of Revolution: My Seven-and-a-Half-Year Journey Through Revolutionary War New Jersey, Al has embarked on a new area of historic research. He is currently doing research for his second book, which will be about New Jersey in the mid-twentieth century.
Al Frazza is a lifelong resident of North Jersey, who has had a passion for history for much of his life.
His work and photographs have been featured in a variety of New Jersey publications, including The Star-Ledger, New Jersey Monthly, Passaic Valley Today, Home News Tribune, Courier News, New Jersey Herald, The Advertiser-News, The Township Journal, The Sparta Independent, The River View Observer, The Atlantic Highlands Herald, The Beverly Bee, and The Hunterdon Review.
Al received the 2018 History Award from the Chinkchewunska Chapter of the New Jersey D.A.R. “in recognition of his outstanding dedication to the preservation and sharing of New Jersey History.”