2021 Virtual Lecture Series
Thursdays at 7 p.m.

 

4/22 - New Jersey State Parks Presented by Kevin Woyce

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Celebrate Earth Day by learning about and exploring our State Parks! Some of New Jersey's most exciting history can be found in our more than two dozen State Parks.

Old names such as Wawayanda and Hopatcong remind us of the Lenni Lenape, or "Original People." Historic battlefields recall New Jersey's perilous years as "the Crossroads of the American Revolution." Abandoned forges still speak of our first great industry, and we can trace the beginnings of our transportation network in the paths of the Morris and the Delaware & Raritan Canals.

This virtual program includes original photographs of many of New Jersey's beautiful state parks, plus vintage maps and images of historic people, places, and events.

Guest speaker Kevin Woyce is an author, photographer, and lecturer, specializing in regional American history.

 

4/29 - Gardening in Small Spaces Presented by Jen Sawyer, Ag & Natural Resources (ANR) Program Associate for Commercial Agriculture with Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County

 

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Learn what to grow in limited spaces. Topics include site selection, container selection, and varieties to grow.

 

5/6 - From Hive to Honey Presented by Jen Sawyer, Ag & Natural Resources (ANR) Program Associate for Commercial Agriculture with Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County

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Learn about the European honeybee, their life cycle, and some basics of beekeeping.

 

5/13 - Home Downsizing- Your Children Don’t Want It. What Can You Do? Presented by Michael Ivankovich

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YOUR CHILDREN DON’T WANT IT. WHAT CAN YOU DO? 15 TIPS. We hear it every day. “My Children Don’t Want It. What Can I Do?” And it’s happening all over America. In this session Mike will give you 15 Tips & Strategies designed not only to help you deal with your “Stuff”, but hopefully help you make some good money when selling it.

Michael Ivankovich has been involved in some phase of the Antiques & Collectibles business for more than 40 years. He is a frequent lecturer and spoken before groups too numerous to list. He has authored more than 20 books and eBooks in his areas of specialty and has written articles and columns for most major national trade papers. He is the host of the “What’s It Worth? Ask Mike the Appraiser” Radio Show that airs every Friday morning from 9:30-10:30 AM on WBCB 1490 AM in Philadelphia PA. As a Home Downsizing Expert & Author he guides clients through the entire Home Downsizing process, helping them deal with their Antiques, Collectibles, and General Household Contents. His Home Downsizing in Four Easy Steps book can be found on Amazon.com. Mike is also a professional GPPA & MPPA Appraiser specializing in Appraisals for Estate, Insurance, Inheritance, Divorce, Insurance Claim, Non-Cash Charitable Donation, or other legal purposes. As a Pennsylvania Auctioneer, he has been named Pennsylvania's “Auctioneer of the Year” by fellow Auctioneers.

 

5/20 - Moving or Downsizing? 50 De-Cluttering & De-Personalizing Tips and 50 Things You Can Throw Away Today! Presented by Michael Ivankovich

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If you’re contemplating a move, usually the first thing a Realtor will suggest is that you “De-Clutter” and “De-Personalize” your home. In this light & fun program, Mike will explain De-Cluttering and De-Personalizing … and then share 50 things you can throw away … today.

 Mike Ivankovich has been involved in some phase of the Antiques & Collectibles business for more than 40 years. He is a frequent lecturer and spoken before groups too numerous to list. He has authored more than 20 books and eBooks in his areas of specialty and has written articles and columns for most major national trade papers. He is the host of the “What’s It Worth? Ask Mike the Appraiser” Radio Show that airs every Friday morning from 9:30-10:30 AM on WBCB 1490 AM in Philadelphia PA. As a Home Downsizing Expert & Author he guides clients through the entire Home Downsizing process, helping them deal with their Antiques, Collectibles, and General Household Contents. His Home Downsizing in Four Easy Steps book can be found on Amazon.com. Mike is also a professional GPPA & MPPA Appraiser specializing in Appraisals for Estate, Insurance, Inheritance, Divorce, Insurance Claim, Non-Cash Charitable Donation, or other legal purposes. As a Pennsylvania Auctioneer, he has been named Pennsylvania's “Auctioneer of the Year” by fellow Auctioneers.

 

5/27 - Mid-Century Cuisine: Food Fads from the 40s through the 60s Presented by Dr. Leslie Goddard

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Remember Jell-O salads and cheese sprayed out of a can? When every pantry held Velveeta and all the kids wanted to drink Tang? Join historian and author Dr. Leslie Goddard for a nostalgic look at the food innovations and marketing approaches that transformed how we ate at midcentury. Using classic cookbooks, advertisements, and family magazines, we'll explore how society and technology shaped American food from the 1940s through the 1960s.

 

6/3 - Modern Camping and Wilderness Survival Presented by Mike Dennis

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Keeping ourselves safe in the great outdoors is easy once you know a few important techniques. What's inside a survival bag? Camping without a tent is not so bad when you know how.

Raised in New Jersey, Mike Dennis is an avid outdoorsman, student of history and specialist of experimental archaeology. Having also lived in Texas, New Mexico, Montana, and Oregon, he has had the opportunity to study numerous indigenous cultures and how they thrived in different parts of the country.

In 1998, Mike was fortunate to meet and work for Mr. J. Kraft, then curator of then famous Waterloo Village. That year Mike spent months rebuilding numerous life sized wigwams on the property, as well as many months of working side by side with Mr. Kraft on rebuilding many displays, and learning the role of living history presentation. He was also responsible for running hundreds of presentations over 10 years at a NJ County Parks agency dealing with every aspect of the Lenape people. Since that time, he has constructed an additional 16 life sized wigwams thru out New Jersey, and built a 1700's Algonquin style birch bark canoe by hand.

After returning from Oregon in 2006, Traditional Earth Skills LLC began providing Lenape education presentations along with many related wilderness skills to NJ/Pa. schools, scouting organizations and camps. To date, he has run over 600 presentations and workshops and has worked with over 30,000 students.

Traditional Earth Skills was recently recognized with the 2017 NJRPA award for THE LENAPE LIVING HISTORY PROGRAM FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATIONAL AND INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMMING.

To learn more, please visit: https://traditionalearthskills.com/

 

6/10 - Old Glory: History of the American Flag Presented by Kevin Woyce

  

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O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave...

Join us in honoring Flag Day with this special program...

With original photographs, vintage images, and patriotic music, Kevin Woyce explores the history of the American Flag, from its origin in the Revolution to the addition of our 50th star in 1960. He also explains how a poem about the 1814 Battle of Baltimore - set to a popular English melody - became our National Anthem.

Guest speaker Kevin Woyce is an author, photographer, and lecturer, specializing in regional American history.

 

6/17 - Pillars of Fire: Legends of New Jersey SHEroes Presented by Michelle Washington Wilson

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A pillar of fire is a symbol of those lighting the way for our journey. The State of New Jersey holds heroic stories of many women who lived and worked here,  from Molly Pitcher in the Revolutionary War to the Cranberry Packers at The Double Trouble Company, to the writings of great authors like Anne Morrow Lindbergh and Professor Toni Morrison, these great women and more, have lit the fire that led the way and motivate us to keep it going.  Michelle Washington Wilson, one of New Jersey’s Favorite Storytellers, will tell stories of some of the courageous women who lived and made a difference around us.

 

6/24 - The Birth of Broadway Presented by Active Minds

Please email jhoward@oceancitylibrary.org to register.

The modern-day musical is so firmly associated with Broadway that it's easy to forget the long-ago roots of this lively theatrical genre. In this fun Active Minds program, we'll discover the charms of Baroque opera and the frivolous world of turn-of-the-century French and Viennese operetta. Then, we'll hear a goofy Vaudeville tune and a very early hit song by Jerome Kern and a dash of Gershwin, before ending with the magic of Rodgers and Hammerstein.

 

7/1 - Philadelphia: A Revolutionary City Presented by The Museum of the American Revolution

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Eighteenth-century Philadelphia was a complex place where global trade brought new goods and new ideas to the people who became revolutionaries. Follow one artifact — a punchbowl uncovered in an archaeological dig on site of the Museum of the American Revolution — on a virtual tour of the city, and find yourself in market stalls, coffeehouses, illegal taverns, churches, and the halls of government.

Join a museum educator from the Museum of the American Revolution for this virtual 30-minute presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.

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