UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS
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
Jersey.
"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
innovations.
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.
Thursday, October 11 -- New Jersey Originals: Technical
Marvels, Odd Inventions, Trailblazing Characters, and More

7:30 p.m. at the Bethel, Mount Tabor
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 -- The Delaware and Raritan Canal

7:00 p.m.  Hunterdon County Library, 314 Route 12, Flemington
908-788-1444
Wednesday, October 10 -- New Jersey Originals: Technical Marvels,
Odd Inventions, Trailblazing Characters, and More

7:00 p.m. Township of Ocean Historical Museum,
Tuesday, August 6-- Delaware and Raritan Canal

10:30 at the Warren Brook Wellness Center, 500 Warrenville Road,
Warren, New Jersey
Thursday, October 4 -- The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow

Medford Historical Society, 275 Church Rd, Medford, NJ 08055
609-654-7767
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 --Celebrate New Jersey
7:300 p.m.

Hackettstown Historical Society, American Legion Hall, Willow Grove
Street, Hackettstown; 908-852-9878
Friday, September 21, 2018 -- New Jersey Originals: Technical
Marvels, Odd Inventions, Trailblazing Characters, and More
10:30 p.m.

Basking Ridge Wellness Center, 202 Mount Airy Road
Basking Ridge, NJ  07930; 908-204-3435
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 -- The Garden State: Where Ideas
Grow

7:00 p.m. Allentown Library, 16 S Main St, Allentown, NJ 08501
609-259-7565
Saturday, September 22, 2018 -- New Providence Book Festival
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Whippanong Library, 1000 Route 10, Whippany, New Jersey
973-428-2460
Sunday, September 16 -- The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow
2:00 p.m.
Old Bridge Library, Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge
Wednesday, September 26 -- New Jersey Originals: Technical Marvels, Odd
Inventions, Trailblazing Characters, and More

7:00 p.m. at the South River Historical and Preservation Society, 64-88 Main Street,
South River; 732-613-3078
Saturday, September 29 -- Tri-County History Fair, featuring a talk on New
Jersey Originals: Technical Marvels, Odd Inventions, Trailblazing Characters,
and More

Plainfield Public Library, Park Avenue, Plainfield
Monday, May 20 -- New Jersey Originals: Technical Marvels, Odd Inventions,
Trailblazing Characters, and More

7:00 p.m. Middletown
Sunday, September 22 -- New Providence Book Fair, 9:00-4:00
  Meet local authors and tour the Saltbox Museum, 1350 Springfield Avenue, New
Providence.
Thursday, April 23, 2020 -- The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow

1:30 p.m. at the Montclair Teachers Club, 35 Park Street, Montclair
Sunday, December 8 -- The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow

East Brunswick Historical Society, 16 Maple Street, East Brunswick
Thursday, September 26 -- New Jersey Originals:
Technical Marvels, Odd Inventions, Trailblazing
Characters, and More


10:30 a.m. at the Edison JCC, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison
Tuesday, October 1 -- Celebrate New Jersey

7:30 p.m. Hackettstown Historical Society, American Legion,
450 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown
Sunday, September 8 -- The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow

2:00 p.m. at Peachfield, 180 Burrs Road, Westampton, NJ 08060;  
609 267-6996
Monday, November 11 -- New Jersey, Alice Paul, and the Fight
for Women's Suffrage

1:45 p.m. Bound Brook Women's Club, St. Paul's Episcopal
Church, 214 Church Street, Bound Brook
Friday, August 30 -- New Jersey Originals: Technical Marvels, Odd
Inventions, Trailblazing Characters, and More

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:30 p.m. Seabrook Senior Living, 732-643-2096
3000 Essex Road, Tinton Falls, NJ 07753
Wednesday, August 28 -- The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow
7:00 p.m.
17 East Milan Blvd.
Farmingdale, NJ 07727
732-842-4562
Monday, August 26 -- Celebrate New Jersey

1:30 p.m. at the Monroe Senior Center