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BURLINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

SUNDAY LECTURE SERIES 2011-2012 AT THE CORSON POLEY CENTER

Behind 457 High Street, Burlington - 2-4 PM - Q & A Period and Refreshments follow.

Program Chairperson: Judy Olsen

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Sep 16: Wenllian Stallings: Co-author of Murray Leinster: The Life and Works. Billee Stallings will discuss  her father's career (Will F. Jenkins, known to science fiction fans by his pen name Murray Leinster). He was among the most prolific American science fiction writer of the 20th century.

October 28: Dr. Richard Veit: Co-author of Stranger Stop and Cast an Eye. Dr. Veit will explore the cultural history of New Jersey's historic cemeteries and burial grounds from the 17th century through the dawn of the 21st century. His presentation will provide an understanding of the state's historic burial places and the grave markers they contain.

November 18: Carl Jablonski: Director of the Navy Lakehurst Historical Society> He will talk about the Hindenburg disaster in Lakehurst, NJ, on MAy 6, 1937. He will also have a display of Hindenburg artifacts.

December 7: This one is not a Sunday: It's in honor of the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. We are intending to have a brunch honoring our veterans followed by:
Charlie Breingan, World War II veteran and Flying Tiger, speaking on the history of the 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG) of teh Chinese Air Force in 1941-1942, famously nicknamed the Flying Tigers.

FAMILY EVENTS AT THE BURLINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

All are on Saturdays  from 2-4 except the first one

September 21: Jolly Roger Jamboree, 6:30-8:30
A night of Pirate-themed games and crafts! bard available for purchase.

October 13: 2-4
Pumpkin-palooza
A harvest festival with pumpkin painting, games and more

October 27: 2-4
Ghostly Tales: Storyteller Dennis Strain will make you laugh and shiver with his ghost stories form New Jersey! Crafts, snacks, and more!

November 3: 2-4
Pineland Pals! Enjoy snacks, crafts, and children's stories from the Pinelands with Roni Strain, author of "A Tree Frog in the Cranberry Bog," and more!

November 17: 2-4
Celebrate Thanksgiving with Native American games and crafts! Explore the differences between the Wampanoag at the first Thanksgiving to New Jersey's Lenni Lenape culture.

December 7: (Friday) See above for Charlie Breingan event

December 15: 2-4
Winter Festival: Vote for your favorite entry at our Gingerbread House contest. Holiday crafts, snacks, and more!

 

 

 

 

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