NJ 350 Articles
Last Updated on Monday, 06 October 2014 19:34 Written by Administrator Thursday, 27 February 2014 11:31
New Jersey is 350 in 2014
The State of New Jersey is celebrating 350 years in 2014. As part of this celebration, The Lawrence Historical Society will be publishing a set of articles about Lawrence history. In addition to appearing in this space, printed copies will be made available at society events and public buildings in the township. This is made possible through a grant from the Mercer County Culture and Heritage Commission. While we work on the new articles, here is a set of articles published in 1964 as part of the state's Tercentenary Celebration.
Lawrence Township Revisited
Lawrence Historical Society's new book, Lawrence Township Revisited, is now available. Part of Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series, the book contains over 200 photographs illustrating the past 150 years of township history. A wide variety of subjects are covered in the book, including schools, businesses and neighborhoods. A must-have for all history buffs, Lawrence Township Revisited also makes a great gift. All profits from the book will support Lawrence Historical Society's programs and upkeep of the Brearley House and Port Mercer Canal House.
Order your copy today and help support Lawrence Historical Society. Copies can be purchased at the Brearley House for $22 each or you may select to have your copy mailed to you. To place a mail order, select the number of copies you wish to order from the drop-down below and click buy now. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can check out as a guest by clicking the Don't Have a PayPal Account link on the check-out screen. Shipping and tax included.
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October 7th - Unveiling of the Lawrence History Timeline, 6:15pm, Municipal Building
October 12th - Mary Tanner Lecture, 2:00pm Sweigart Hall, Rider University
Topic: Aldo Leopold's Big Woods
Speaker: Dan Druckenbrod, Rider University
Dr. Druckenbrod will discuss the natural history of Lawrenceville as it was described in the writings of Aldo Leopold, one of America's foremost ecologists and environmental philosophers. Leopold was a student at the Lawrenceville School in 1904-05 when he wrote about the large wooded area to the west of Rider University and near the Lawrenceville School campus.
October 19th - Brearley House Tours, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
October 21st - Lunchtime Tours of Brearley House, 11:30am - 1:30pm
October 22nd - Lecture, Lawrence Library, 7:00pm
Topic: The Street Where You Live
Speaker: Dennis Waters
Township Historian Dennis Waters will reprise his 2013 annual meeting lecture detailing the suburban growth of Lawrence in the 20th century, featuring fascinating stories behind many of our town's best known neighborhoods.