Tewksbury Historical Society Hosts Joel Farkas at Its General Meeting

The Tewksbury Historical Society hosts Joel Farkas, Lecturer at the Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Institue for Life Learning,  at its General Meeting,  Sunday, March 17th.  The event takes place at the Zion Lutheran Church Christian Education Building, 18 Miller Ave., Oldwick, 08558,  at 1 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge.  Refreshments will be served.

March is Women’s History Month.  The lecture, “Celebrating Women Before, During, and After the American Revolution”,  will discuss women’s participation in American History, especially during the war.   Some of the influencers of the period include Abigail Adams, Deborah Reed Franklin, Nancy Hart who addressed the starvation occurring at Valley Forge,  Penelope Barker and the Edenton Tea Party and Esther de Berdt Reed of the Ladies Association of Philadelphia. These are just a few of the women who will be showcased.

Joel Farkas is a graduate of Ohio State University.  In addition to lecturing at Fairleigh Dickinson University, he is also a National Park Service volunteer docent at Washington Headquarters, Morristown, and a lecturer at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rutgers University.  He is the recipient of the National Park Service Centennial Volunteer Challenge Award.

Society membership is open to anyone interested in the history of Tewksbury Township.  Members receive a quarterly newsletter and advance notice of all programs and events the Society holds throughout the year.  The Society holds three regular meetings-programs per year on the 3rd Sunday in January, March, and May with a 4th being the Covered Dish Supper.   It also sponsors an annual Juried Art Exhibition and Sale, a Self-Guided Auto Tour, several Tag Sales and, every other year, a Barn Tour/Garden Tour.

The Tewksbury Historical Society is a New Jersey not-for-profit corporation organized for the purpose of furthering research into and the preservation and dissemination of the history of the Township of Tewksbury.  Society information is found on its website:  www.tewksburyhistory.net  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.