Category Archives: Local Interest

There’s a saying that the best place to hide something is in plain sight.  Anyone who has frantically tried to find his or her keys certainly can attest to that being the case.  But did you know that it’s also … Continue reading

Spooky postcards, the search for a missing explorer, a classic film noir, black cats, and a mysterious castle.  What do all of those things have to do with Johnson & Johnson?  Read on to find out, in a special Halloween … Continue reading

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Fred Kilmer: Public Health Volunteer

Margaret on April 3rd, 2012 at 4:33PM

With this week being National Public Health Week and April being National Volunteer Month, it’s a perfect opportunity to go back in time and let an early Johnson & Johnson employee who was on the front lines of public health … Continue reading

As regular readers of Kilmer House know, Johnson & Johnson has been making sterile sutures since the late 1880s. Until Johnson & Johnson became a global decentralized company, our operations were largely based in New Brunswick, N.J., the city in … Continue reading

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A Look Inside Our Original Building

Margaret on July 12th, 2010 at 2:47PM

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the passing of Johnson & Johnson founder Robert Wood Johnson in 1910, this is one of several posts looking at the earliest years of Johnson & Johnson, Robert Wood Johnson as our first … Continue reading

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R.W. Says “It’s a Go!”

Margaret on June 8th, 2010 at 5:16PM

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the passing of Johnson & Johnson founder Robert Wood Johnson in 1910, this is one of several posts looking at the earliest years of Johnson & Johnson, Robert Wood Johnson as our first … Continue reading

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Even More Things You Didn’t Know About J&J

Margaret on May 18th, 2010 at 5:03PM

A Design Classic! 1.  What do BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages have in common with the @ symbol on your computer keyboard?  They’re both part of the permanent design collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.  Here’s the … Continue reading

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If A Train Leaves Chicago…

Margaret on September 18th, 2009 at 4:26PM

The old Temple Radio Plant in Chicago It’s 1933 — the depths of the Great Depression.  The economy is struggling, the U.S. has a staggering 25% unemployment rate, and the New Deal legislation is in its early stages.  Most of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Kilmer House!

Margaret on July 17th, 2009 at 10:53AM

This July marks the third anniversary of the Kilmer House blog.  The first post went up on July 12, 2006 – the first-ever blog post on the first-ever blog for Johnson & Johnson.  And now, three years later, to celebrate … Continue reading

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Steamboats on the Raritan

Margaret on May 8th, 2009 at 5:11PM

What did Johnson & Johnson have in common with Robert Livingston, one of the drafters of the Declaration of Independence? Give up?  They both ran steamboats on the Raritan River in New Brunswick.  And here’s another fact:  Livingston’s tenure as … Continue reading

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