Canal author and historian Linda J. Barth will introduce you to the
people, the bridges, the locks, and the aqueducts that made the
canal work. This waterway, now the centerpiece of a popular state
park, transported men and supplies between New York and
Philadelphia during three wars. Inventor John Holland used the
canal to deliver his Holland VI submarine to Washington for its
Navy trials, and luxury yachts, like J .P. Morgan’s Tarantula, cruised
the waterway.  Come learn more about this gem of central New
"Celebrate New Jersey"      
Save gas as you tour our wonderful state from the comfort of your
chair. Experience the famous and not-so-famous people, places,
and events of our great little state. Explore our diverse geography:
mountains, highlands, rivers, lakes, and seashore. Visit the South,
the North, the Central, and little-known places in between. See the
many inventions made in New Jersey, including the Band-Aid®, the
bar code, and Bubble Wrap®. See the largest clock and flag in the
world. Follow George Washington as he criss-crossed our state.
Join Linda Barth on this trip around the best state in the nation.
he patented the phonograph, the light bulb and many more
Yet many other ideas have grown in the Garden State, too—New
Jerseyans brought sound and music to movies and built the
very first drive-in theater. In addition to the first cultivated
blueberry, tasty treats like ice cream cones and M&M’s® are also
Jersey natives. Iconic aspects of American life, like Bubble
Wrap®, the boardwalk, the Band-Aid®, and even professional
baseball itself started in New Jersey. Life would be a lot harder
without the vacuum  cleaner, plastic, and air-conditioning, and
many other important advances in medicine and surgery were
developed here.
Join author Linda Barth as she explores groundbreaking,
useful, fun, and even silly inventions and their New Jersey roots.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 -- The Delaware and Raritan Canal

7:00 p.m.  Hunterdon County Library, 314 Route 12, Flemington
Tuesday, November 13 -- New Jersey Originals: Technical
Marvels, Odd Inventions, Trailblazing Characters, and More

7:30 p.m. Brick Township Historical Society, Herbertsville Firehouse
Thursday, October 4 -- The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow

Medford Historical Society, 275 Church Rd, Medford, NJ 08055
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 --topic to be determined
7:300 p.m.

Hackettstown Historical Society, American Legion Hall, Willow Grove
Street, Hackettstown; 908-852-9878
Thursday, July 5, 2018 -- The Delaware and Raritan Canal
12:30 p.m.

Hillsborough Seniors, Hillsborough Municipal Building, 379 South
Branch Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Monday, May 21, 2018 -- The Delaware and Raritan Canal
10:00 a.m.
The Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey
Friday, June 1, 2018 -- The Delaware and Raritan Canal

7:00 p.m. Egg Harbor Township Community Center, 5045 English
Creek Ave, Egg Harbor Twp, NJ 08234; 609-272-8120
Thursday, May 10, 2018 -- The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow
7:00 p.m.
Whippanong Library, 1000 Route 10, Whippany, New Jersey
Saturday, June 2 -- The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow
2:00 p.m.
The Meadows Foundation, Van Liew-Suydam House, 280 South
Middlebush Road, Somerset section of Franklin Township, Somerset
Thursday, July 26 -- Celebrate New Jersey -- children's program

Whippanong Library, 1000 Route 10, Whippany, New Jersey
September (date to be determined) -- program to be determined

Seabrook Senior Living, 3000 Essex Rd, Tinton Falls, NJ 07753; 732-918-9100