Ocean County Library, Barnegat Branch. Reading discussion on the impact of Woodrow Wilson’s domestic policies related to gender and racial rights.
Rutgers Walt Whitman Center for the Culture and Politics of Democracy (New Brunswick). Reading of poems commissioned for U.S. presidential inaugurations coupled with a discussion on the context in which they were created and the images that they convey.
Passage Theatre Company (Trenton)
Collection, public reading, and discussion of oral histories on the topic of race and identity in Trenton
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (Madison)
Exhibit, catalog, and related programs exploring the social, cultural, and legal context surrounding the historical American practice of placing out orphans as indentured servants in the nineteenth century.
Camden County College, Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility (Blackwood). Six-part lecture series on military and political leadership during the U.S. Civil War, including supplementary living history and music presentations. Teachers will be invited to attend the series in association with a free course on the subject.
Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House (Bedminster). Creation of a 10-15 minute narrated 3D digital animation of the first American military academy, established by General Henry Knox in 1778 in Pluckemin, New Jersey. The completed product will be available onsite, online, and presented at a series of public events.
The College of New Jersey, Center for Global Engagement (Ewing). Year-long lecture and film series examining historic conflicts between tyranny and democratic values in Europe and the representation of these conflicts in literature and film.
Renaissance Newark Foundation, Inc. (Newark). Completion of a 90-minute documentary film on the history of Newark Abbey and it school, Saint Benedict’s Prep, exploring its potential to serve as a model for social justice in other inner cities. Film is intended for national PBS broadcast, educational distribution, and use at public events.
Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives (New Brunswick). Exhibit, catalog, and related programming exploring the history of the Civil War in New Jersey from the perspective of ordinary soldiers and civilians. A permanent digital exhibit will also be launched.
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ridgewood Public Library, Ridgewood NJ