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Tuesday through Saturday

Library and Archives
Wednesday through Saturday

Historic Houses
(Allen House, Covenhoven House,
Holmes-Hendrickson House and Marlpit Hall)
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 1-4pm

Click here for more information about our Historic Houses.

_______________________                                                     Historically Speaking Lecture Series

Wednesdays in September


The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow

Presented by Linda Barth

Wednesday, September 3, 7pm

Center Playhouse

35 South Street . Freehold, NJ 07728

 Many people are familiar with Edison's "invention factory" in Menlo Park. 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.

Operation Overlord, 6 June 1944:

Why Did it Succeed?

Presented by Professor Paul Zigo

Wednesday, September 10, 7pm

Brookdale Community College, MAN 105

765 Newman Springs Road . Lincroft, NJ 07738

 Operation Overlord, the allied invasion of northwest France on June 6, 1944, was carefully planned over a 6 month period as a combined, joint service operation to breach Hitler’s “Fortress Europe.” Involving five American, three, British, and one Canadian division and nearly 7000 ships and landing craft, the operation nearly failed. Professor Zigo, a retired Army Colonel, will review the reasons for the near failure and explain how the allied invasion forces turned near failure into success.

The Agrarian Landscape of Monmouth Battlefield

Presented by Professor Garry Wheeler Stone

Wednesday, September 17, 7pm

Monmouth Battlefield Visitor Center

16 Business Route 33 . Manalapan, NJ 07726

 Dr. Stone currently works for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, where they are currently conducting an archaeological dig at the Indian King Tavern in a sub-cellar of a missing portion of the building.   He has served in many capacities in the history world including as the Special Assistant for Historic Site Development, the Regional Historian for the State Park Service, the Historian for the Monmouth Battlefield State Park.


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