Note: There is no February Luncheon
|January 31||NJ Inventors and Inventions||7:30 PM||Linda Barth||CommunityRoom
|March 5 2014||Sicily in the Modern Age - From Garabaldi to Mussolini||12:00 PM||Bruce Long||Echo Lake CC|
|April 2 2014||The Hyksos and the Exodus||12:00 PM||Sam Mahmoud||Echo Lake CC
Sicily in the Modern Age - Part III
From Garabaldi to Mussolini
February 26th - 4 PM Underground Railroad in NJ
Next Speaking Event!
February 26th - 4PM at the Reeve History & Cultural Resource Center
The Underground Railroad in NJ
New Jersey's role in the success of the Underground Railroad was significant. With the passage in 1804 of the NJ Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery, New Jersey did become, in spite of its conservatism as far as race relations were concerned, a very popular stop in the Underground Railroad. It was in the direct path from northern slave states to the more liberal northeast or more specifically abolitionist New England. Reaching the shores of New Jersey meant reaching the shore of freedom. New Jersey was the Promised Land and a significant stop on the way to freedom. Learn more about New Jersey's role on the Underground Railroad, what historic local towns that took place on the journey and how those that escaped to freedom fought the elements and endured extremely difficult conditions to reach the promise of freedom in the Northeast.
Dr. Linda Caldwell Epps has served various educational institutions for over 40 years and is the current President and CEO of 1804 Consultants, an organization that has at the core of its mission the advancement of not for profit educational and cultural institutions. She has served as President and CEO of The New Jersey Historical Society. In addition, Dr. Epps has held several key positions including Vice President of NJN – New Jersey Network public Television and Radio, and Vice President for Institutional Relations and Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Bloomfield College. Dr. Caldwell Epps has served as consultant to many educational institutions on a national level including The American Association of Colleges and Universities Ford Foundation funded diversity initiative -- Diversity, Democracy, and Liberal Learning project. She is a graduate of the Harvard University Institute for Higher Educational Management, Leadership NJ, and the Rutgers Center for Non Profit Leadership. Born and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey, she received her BA from Douglass College, Rutgers University, MA from Seton Hall University, and D.Litt. from Drew University. All her studies were focused on the unique definition of American history and culture through the influence of the rich diversity of its population. She currently serves on a number of Boards including The Elizabeth Historical Society Board, Newark History Society Board, New Jersey Jewish Museum Advisory Council, NJ Black Cultural and Heritage Initiative Foundation, the Timbuktu Restoration Project Board and the Deaconess Board of Bethany Baptist Church.
Please call for reservations as space is limited - 908-654-1794
Don't miss this Speaking Engagement!
Clock Making in Colonial East New Jersey (1740-1830)
March 21, 2014 at the Community Room (Town Hall) in
Westfield, NJ at 7:30 pm
Time is ticking so don’t miss this presentation on early Colonial Clock Making in East New Jersey. In early America, craftsmen came together to build the bourgeoning clock making industry. Two schools of clock making developed, one in Burlington, West Jersey, and the other in Elizabethtown, East Jersey. Initially, the clock makers followed English designs but eventually developed their own uniquely American style. The craftsmen of both the clock making industry and the cabinet making industry worked together to raise the “grandfather clock” to its ultimate expression of elegance as seen in the Federal clocks produced in places like Elizabethtown, Westfield, New Brunswick and Flemington. These clocks, now over two hundred years old, rank with the most beautiful clocks ever produced in the country. The Westfield Historical Society is proud to present this program in association with the NJ Council for the Humanities and strives to provide additional historical programs of interest to the surrounding community.
David Sperling, MD originally became interested in Fine Arts and Antiques in college, graduating with a double degree in Fine Arts & Pre-Med Science from Columbia College in NY. After continuing on to Medical School and enjoying an illustrative career in the medical industry, David returned to his original interests in Fine Arts and now is the Proprietor of Father & Sons Antiques. Both as a lecturer and appraiser of Clocks and watches, David brings with him a unique talent and much experience in the Clock Appraisal arena.
For further information, call the Westfield Historical Society's office at 908-654-1794
This program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.