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November 20, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Helen Whitney Chase Auditorium
39 Keep Street
Madison, NJ 07940
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Learning New Jersey...One Building at a Time 39 Keep Street Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7:00pm

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Sometimes when we “see” something all the time, we don’t really see it. What have you noticed about the built environment around you lately? In the Garden State, ranging across 21 counties and five centuries, from pre-European settlement to post-industrial reinvention, from log cabins and lighthouses, to highways, diners, and tract houses, we are literally surrounded by a unique and historically significant landscapes. In this session, while examining images of NJ buildings, participants will consider different aspects – aesthetics, cultural and economic perspectives, and values and meaning – to develop skills for reading everyday landscapes in order to better understand community and place and why they matter. Please join Gabrielle Esperdy, PH.D for the fascinating discussion on New Jersey History. This free program requires online registration at, or call the library at 973-377-0722.