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Re: Maxine Lurie Celebrates NJ350 With Talk at Chester Library - 4/29/2014

Whether you can make Maxine Lurie's talk or not, take a look at H the Chester Library's 1860 NJ Topo Map online

http://librarychesternj.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/1860njtopomapweb.jpg

Be sure to zoom in. The detail of the digital image is terrific!

Karen

Karen Reeds, PhD, FLSPeter Kalm’s New Jersey, 1748-1751 -- NJ350 Publication Initiative grant, New Jersey Historical Commission karenmreeds@gmail.com

Princeton Research Forum, a community of independent scholars:  http://www.princetonresearchforum.org/ 

 

Songs of the Civil War: History and Myth

On May 3 at 2pm The Scotch Plains Public Library is proud to present Songs of the Civil War: History and Myth.  Chuck Winch and Lisa Wilkins perform songs of the era to explore how popular music relected the sentiments and events of the time.   This musical program is presented in conjunction with Civil War 150,  featured in the Library’s gallery from April 28 through May 17.  Utilizing letters, personal accounts, and images, this exhibition traces major events during the Civil War through the eyes of soldiers, presidents, freedmen, and families.  This program is funded by the Horizon Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities

The Women, Who Were They?

On May 1 at 7pm The Scotch Plains Public Library is proud to present The Women, Who Were They?  Dr. Linda Caldwell Epps, past president of the N.J. Historical Society will speak on the changing role of women in society as a result of the Civil War.  This lecture is presented in conjunction with Civil War 150,  featured in the Library’s gallery from April 28 through May 17.  Utilizing letters, personal accounts, and images, this exhibition traces major events during the Civil War through the eyes of soldiers, presidents, freedmen, and families.

Civil War 150 Opening Reception and Exhibit Preview

On April 30 at 6:30pm The Scotch Plains Public Library is proud to host a reception for the opening of the Civil War 150 exhibit.  The exhibit will be featured in the Library’s gallery from April 28 through May 17.  Utilizing letters, personal accounts, and images, this exhibition traces major events during the Civil War through the eyes of soldiers, presidents, freedmen, and families.

The Meanwhile Men: Non-Combatants in the Civil War

On May 15 at 7pm The Scotch Plains Public Library is proud to present The Meanwhile Men: Non-Combatants in the Civil War,  with Robert John Andrews, author and historian. This lecture is presented in conjunction with Civil War 150,  featured in the Library’s gallery from April 28 through May 17.  Utilizing letters, personal accounts, and images, this exhibition traces major events during the Civil War through the eyes of soldiers, presidents, freedmen, and families.