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.
Monday, June 19 -- The Delaware and Raritan Canal

10:30 a.m. at the Basking Ridge Wellness Center, Mt. Airy
Road, Basking Ridge; 908-204-3435


Saturday, May 27 -- The Delaware and Raritan Canal

11:00 a.m. Blackwells Mills Canal House, corner of Canal Road and
Blackwells Mills Road, Franklin Township; 908-874-5492
Thursday, June 22 -- The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow

2:00 p.m. Chelsea at Warren, 274 King George Road, Warren;
908-903-0911
Wednesday, June 21 -- The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow

10:30 at the Hillsborough Wellness Center, 339 South Branch
Road, Hillsborough; 908-369-8700
Tuesday, October 24 -- Topic to be determined
7:30 p.m. Mendham Historical Society, Garabrant Center, 4 Wilson Street,
Mendham. Questions? Contact Ursula at duffy958@comcast.net
Tuesday, March, 27, 2018 -- The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow
7:30 p.m. Historical Society of Bloomfield, Bloomfield Civic Center,       
84 Broad Street, Bloomfield; 973-743-9074
Monday, June 5 -- The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow

7:30 p.m. Harrington Park Historical Society meeting in the
Harrington Park Library, 10 Herring Street, Harrington Park,
NJ 07640; 201-768-5675
Monday, July 17 -- The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow

1:00 p.m. Chase Room of the Madison Public Library, 39 Keep
Street, Madison; 973-377-0722
Friday, June 23 -- The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow

Chelsea at Bridgewater, 680 U.S. 202-206 North, Bridgewater;
908-252-3400