Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Photographer and author to speak during Montville Township Historical Society event.
Author and photographer Walter Corszewski will present "Timeline, NJ" during the Montville Township Historical Society's next scheduled program on Monday. "Timeline, NJ" explores New Jersey's colonial history and Revolutionary War heritage. Choroszewski also takes attendees on a journey back to the beginning of the state's geological beginnings from the Ice Age through present day. Choroszewski has photographed for 17 books and calendars on New Jersey, including "New Jersey & You, A Scenic Discovery," published in 1981. He also helped launch the state tourism campaign "New Jersey & You... Perfect Together!" Choroszewski also served as the primary photographer of state tourism campaigns through the '80s and '90s. He currently owns the …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Montville Township Historical Society to host presentation on Morris Canal Greenway park.
The Montville Township Historical Society will host Joe Macasek, vice president of the Canal Society of New Jersey, on March 11 to talk about plans for a Morris Canal Greenway Park in Montville. "A Morris Canal Greenway park is being established at Plane 9 East with the Montville Township Historical Society and the Canal Society of NJ, creating a linear pocket park along the portion of Plane 9 East’s site, extending from the plane summit to the intersection of Emery Lane and Route 202," according to a press release sent by Montville Township Histrical Society Chairwoman Kathy Fisher. "Volunteers from the historical society and the Canal Society are working to clear brush and debris from the plane site to create a park." Other local …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Montville Township Historical Society to host discussion based on mother's letter about sons at war.
The following was submitted by the Montville Township Historical Society. Have something you'd like to announce to the community? Upload it here. “Civil War Soldiers–My Only Three Boys” is the subject of the next Montville Township Historical Society program, Feb. 11 (Monday), 7:30 p.m. in the Montville Township Senior House, 356 Main, Montville. The title of this talk comes from the letter of a mother writing about her three sons that mustered into the Civil War. They were the lucky ones as they all made it home. We tend to think the Civil War did not happen here as no battles occurred in the local area. But the area was very much affected and many men served from the area. Many local volunteers filled the ranks of the 27th regiment, …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Group makes contribution to support historical society in grave restoration effort.
The Montville Township Historical Society received a $1,000 donation from Montville UNICO this month to assist with a project to restore and document local grave sites. The donation was presented to Director Kathy Fisher during Montville UNICO's general meeting on Monday, according to OurMontville.com. Fisher was asked to present the historical society's objectives and projects to Montville UNICO during the meeting, originally scheduled for November. The gravestone project, specifically, has received assistance from a local Eagle Scout, Conor Reid. Reid mapped out the gravestones and created a searchable database for relatives of the deceased and the historical society to use. He was honored, along with two other Eagle Scouts, by the …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Ed Lenik will give historical lecture and book talk.
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The following was submitted by the Montville Township Historical Society. Have something you'd like to announce to the community? Upload it here. Ed Lenik, archaeologist, will talk about the Ramapough Indians and his new book on them at the next Montville Township Historic Society program on Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Montville Township Senior House. A book signing will also be held afterward. Lenik received first place in the Kevin Hale Annual Publication Award from the League of Historical Societies of NJ for his latest book “Ramapough Mountain Indians: People, Places and Cultural Traditions.” Lenik will talk about the history and archaeology of the Ramapough Mountain Indians in discussing people, places, legends, stories and objects…