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March 2021

We are Present and Future Women: The Freehold Young Ladies Seminary, 1845-1898

March 18 @ 7:00 pm
Online
Free

Please join us on , at 7 PM for the next presentation in our popular Historically Speaking virtual lecture series. We celebrate Women’s History Month with 'We are Present and Future Women: The Freehold Young Ladies Seminary, 1845-1898,' given by the foremost expert on this nearly-forgotten institution, Bernadette Rogoff. Bernadette is MCHA’s Director of Collections and has been curating Monmouth County history for three decades. She is well known for her breadth of knowledge and natural storytelling ability, so prepare…

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Third Thursday VetChat: Michael Coale

March 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online
Free

Our new series, Third Thursday VetChat, gives you front row seat to an intimate exchange with ourVietnam Veteran Volunteers led by NJVVMF Trustee Melissa Ziobro, Specialist Professor of Public History at Monmouth University. Join us on Thursday, March 18th at 7:30pm for a Virtual Sit-Down with Vietnam Veteran, NJVVMF and VVMF Volunteer Michael Coale Our new series, Third Thursday VetChat, gives you front row seat to an intimate exchange with ourVietnam Veteran Volunteers led by NJVVMF Trustee Melissa Ziobro, Specialist…

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April 2021

Chhange: Rescuers During the Holocaust featuring Dr. Deborah Dwork

April 8 @ 10:00 am
Online

Dr. Deborah Dwork is the Founding Director of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity, The Graduate Center – CUNY. Presenting the keynote speech for this event, Dr. Dwork, will speak about her new project, Saints and Liars, a book about Americans who traveled to Europe to aid and rescue people targeted by Germany and its allies. Who were these Americans who saw the possibility for action while everyone else saw none?

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Beneath the Floorboards: Whispers of the Enslaved from Marlpit Hall

April 15 @ 7:00 pm
Online
Free

Please join us for an evening with MCHA Associate Curator Joe Zemla, for a discussion on the enslaved African Americans who lived and worked at Marlpit Hall, the circa 1756 home once owned by the Taylor family of Middletown. In addition to original archival documents, recently discovered artifacts help tell the fuller story of those who inhabited the home’s second-story slave quarters, which have remained largely unaltered since the 18th century. Cultural beliefs, protective rituals, and representations of clandestine defiance…

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