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, March, 14, 2018 -- The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow

12:00, Flemington Woman's Club, 43 Park Ave, Flemington, NJ 08822;
Sunday, March 18 -- Celebrate New Jersey
2:00 p.m.
Pascack Valley Historical Society, 19 Ridge Ave, Park Ridge, NJ
07656; 201-573-0307
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
Wednesday, January 24 -- The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow

12:30 p.m. Wayne Public Library, 461 Valley Road
Friday, April 13 -- The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow

Seabrook Village, 3000 Essex Road, Tinton Falls, New Jersey
07753; 800-532-1267
Thursday, January 18 -- The Delaware and Raritan Canal
1:30 p.m.
valon Assisted Living at Hillsborough, 393 Amwell Rd, Hillsborough
Township, NJ 08844; 908-874-7200
Friday, April 6, 2018 -- The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow
1:00 p.m.
River Vale Library, 412 Rivervale Rd, River Vale, NJ 07675;
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 -- The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow
10:30 a.m.
Jewish Community Center, 901 Route 10 East, Whippany;  
973- 929-3000
Monday, May 21, 2018 -- The Delaware and Raritan Canal
10:00 a.m.
The Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey
Tuesday, March 20 -- Celebrate New Jersey
10:300 a.m.
asking Ridge Senior Wellness Center, 202 Mount Airy Road
Basking Ridge, NJ  07930; 908-204-3435
Sunday, March, 25, 2018 -- The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow

1:00 p.m. Prallsville Mill, Route 29 just north of Stockton, New Jersey