Paterson Museum, Feb. 29, 1 p.m. - Why Wench Betty Matters - The Murder of a NJ Slave in 1784

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Hi, Everyone - 

Heather Garside, Curator of History at The Paterson Museum, shared this information about a February 29th program, and I am sharing it with all of you!  Happy soon-to-be Leap Year Day,
Sue Kozel


Join us on Saturday February 29th at 1pm at the Paterson Museum as we welcome Public Historian Sue Kozel. A researcher whose area of study focuses on the areas of power and equality, Kozel will present Why Wench Betty’s Story Matters: The Murder of a NJ Slave in 1784. Learn about Betty, her murder and the court proceedings that followed. How does her story fit into the larger picture of slavery in New Jersey in the 1780s? What can it tell us about the life of America’s enslaved populations? This program is free and open to the public. This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, an independent non-profit and state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The program will take place at the Paterson Museum, located at 2 Market Street (on the corner of Market and Spruce Streets) in the heart of the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park. For more information about this event, or to learn more about the Paterson Museum, visit our website and like us on facebook!


  • Sat, Feb 29, 2020
  • 1:00 pm


The Paterson Museum

2 Market Street
Paterson, NJ 07501