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Learning New Jersey…One Building at a Time

2018-09-17 19:00:00 2018-09-17 20:00:00 America/New_York Learning New Jersey…One Building at a Time In NJ, from pre-European settlement to post-industrial reinvention, from lighthouses to diners, we are surrounded by unique and historically significant landscapes. Speaker: Dr. Gabrielle Esperdy. Bridgewater branch

Monday, September 17
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2018-09-17 19:00:00 2018-09-17 20:00:00 America/New_York Learning New Jersey…One Building at a Time In NJ, from pre-European settlement to post-industrial reinvention, from lighthouses to diners, we are surrounded by unique and historically significant landscapes. Speaker: Dr. Gabrielle Esperdy. Bridgewater branch

Bridgewater branch

Meeting Room AB

In NJ, from pre-European settlement to post-industrial reinvention, from lighthouses to diners, we are surrounded by unique and historically significant landscapes. Speaker: Dr. Gabrielle Esperdy.

In this program, while examining images of NJ buildings, patrons will look at 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.

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 unique and historically significant landscapes.

This program will be presented by Dr. Gabrielle Esperdy, Ph.D, who is a historian and critic and whose work focuses on architecture, consumerism and modernism in the U.S. metropolitan landscape, especially everyday buildings and how social, economic and political issues shape cities and suburbs. She has lectured and published widely;her books include "Modernizing Main Street" (2008) and "American Autopia" (forthcoming). She is founding editor of SAH Archipedia, to which she is contributing 100+ entries on the history of significant buildings of New Jersey. She teaches at NJIT.

This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. 

The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey Common Heritage initiative has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these Library programs do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Bridgewater branch

bridgewater@sclibnj.org
Phone: 908-458-8415
Branch manager
Edward Hoag

Hours
Mon, Feb 17 9:00AM to 5:00PM
(Presidents Day)
Tue, Feb 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Feb 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Feb 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Feb 21 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Feb 22 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Feb 23 1:00PM to 5:00PM

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