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.
Wednesday, August 15 -- Local Author Day at TD Bank Ballpark

Sponsored by the Courier-News
Wednesday, March, 14, 2018 -- The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow

12:00, Flemington Woman's Club, 43 Park Ave, Flemington, NJ
08822; 908-782-1237
Saturday, September 30 -- The Tri-County History Fair

Plainfield Public Library, Park Avenue
Saturday, September 16 -- New Providence Book Festival

New Providence Historical Society, 1350 Springfield Avenue, New
Wednesday, August 23 -- The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow

10:30 at the Basking Ridge Wellness Center, 202 Mount Airy Road,
Basking Ridge; 908-204-3435
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

12:30 p.m. Wayne Public Library, 461 Valley Road
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
Wednesday, October 18 -- The Delaware and Raritan Canal

Mercer County Library System, Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington-Titusville Road
, Pennington, NJ 08534