Sunday, June 7, 2020 @ 3:00 pm via Zoom
Presenter: Rick Geffken, Author & New Jersey Historian
The New Jersey colony dates from the middle of the 17th century when Dutch and English settlers bought land from the native Lenapes. For over 350 years, New Jersey has played a pivotal economic and historical role in the United States. With regions as different from one another as the Shore and the Skylands, New Jersey offers residents and tourists delightful and informative experiences everywhere.
This talk features historical events, famous and infamous people – entertainers, politicians, and entrepreneurs – highlighted by many evocative images of locations throughout New Jersey. Rick Geffken offers his perspectives on the state’s history.
About the Presenter:
Rick Geffken has written numerous books including: Highland Beach, Gateway to the Jersey Shore, 1888-1962 with Chris Brenner, and Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore with George Severini. He expects to publish Slave Stories from New Jersey in late 2020. He is a Trustee of the Shrewsbury Historical Society; Past-president and a Trustee of the Jersey Coast Heritage Museum at Sandlass House; and a member of the Monmouth County Historical Association.