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Historically Speaking Lecture with Dr. Maxine Lurie

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 70 Court St Freehold NJ 07728  See map

Historically Speaking with Dr. Maxine Lurie: New Jersey: A History of the Garden State    


Freehold - As part of its Historically Speaking lecture series, Monmouth County Historical Association is pleased to welcome Dr. Maxine Lurie who will speak on Sunday, March 24th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.  The lecture will be held at the Monmouth County Historical Association Headquarters at 70 Court Street, Freehold.


In the fall of 2012 Rutgers University Press published “New Jersey: A History of the Garden State,” co-edited by Dr. Lurie and Mr. Richard Veit.   It is the first overview of the state in nearly thirty five years.  During the lecture on March 24, Professor Lurie will discuss why and how the book was produced, its major themes, and how it can help us understand the fascinating and complex place where we live.


Dr. Lurie has taught at Marquette University, Rutgers University, and Seton Hall from which she retired in 2010.  An early American historian, she has taught and written about New Jersey history for twenty-five years.  She is also the author of a number of scholarly articles published in magazines such as “New Jersey History” and the “Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography.”  Dr. Lurie remains active in state history groups and is chair of the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance, chair of the New Jersey Historical Commission, and a member of the State Historic Records Advisory Board.  She is also editor of “A New Jersey Anthology,” co-editor of “Encyclopedia of New Jersey,” and “Mapping New Jersey:  An Evolving Landscape.”


Dr. Lurie’s lecture is open to the public and admission is free.  Her most recent book will be available for sale and signing. Refreshments will be served. 


Please call 732-462-1466 or email mcha@monmouthhistory.org, to let us know you will be attending. 


Monmouth County Historical Association is accessible to persons with disabilities.  If there are any special needs that require accommodation, please contact the Association at 732-462-1466 x16 within 24 hours of the presentation.


Monmouth County Historical Association is a private non-profit organization that has been working to preserve history and provide educational opportunities since its founding in 1898.  The Association’s Museum and Library is located at 70 Court Street, Freehold, New Jersey.  Museum hours are: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The Library is open Wednesday through Saturday.  For membership or admission fees and further information, please call (732) 462-1466 or visit our web site at www.monmouthhistory.org


 Monmouth County Historical Association received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

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