STATE—The New Jersey Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission is continuing to present The Military and Political Roles of New Jersey in the Civil War, a series of 10 public lectures.
The events, which began in February of this year, will continue through May 2010 at various sites throughout New Jersey. Admission to all lectures is free.
The next four events in the lecture series, which will be held during April, include the following:
• April 1, 7 p.m. : “Soldiers & Battles” by Joseph Bilby at the East Brunswick Public Library, 2 Jean Walling Civic Center, East Brunswick. Bilby, who earned his master’s degree from Seton Hall University, is Assistant Curator at the National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey, Sea Girt, N.J. He has written several books on the military history of New Jersey in the Civil War.
• April 12, 7:30 p.m. : “New Jersey and the Civil War” by William Gillette, Ph.D., at the Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. Gillette, who is Professor of History at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, earned his doctorate at Princeton University. He is the author of Jersey Blue: Civil War Politics in New Jersey, 1854-1865.
• April 20, 7 p.m. : “New Jersey and the Civil War” by Dr. William Gillette at the East Brunswick Public Library, 2 Jean Walling Civic Center, East Brunswick.
• April 29, 7 p.m.: “New Jersey and the Civil War” by Dr. William Gillette at the Morris County Library, 30 East Hanover Avenue, Whippany.
For information regarding sign-up procedures, directions and/or public transportation to the locations of these events, please consult the following web sites or event contacts:
The East Brunswick Public Library: www.ebpl.org; contact: Susan Kaspin, 732-390-6783;
The Livingston Public Library: livingston.bccls.org; contact: Christine Demidowich, 973-992-4600, ext. 251;
The Morris County Library in Whippany: www.mclib.info; contact: Mary Sanders, 973-285-6930, ext. 209.
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