Westfield Memorial Library Hosts 'NJ in Ruins'
Monday, October 7, 2013 • 4:47pm
The Westfield Memorial Library is pleased to host a presentation called “New Jersey in Ruins” on Tuesday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.
Professor Richard Veit of Monmouth University will survey the field of archaeology in New Jersey. He will discuss archeological projects ongoing throughout the state and explain how these projects have expanded our understanding of the Lenape, colonial settlement, the American Revolution and beyond.
Professor Veit, who is an Associate Professor of Anthropology, earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Historical Archaeology, North American Prehistory, Early American Material Culture, particularly vernacular architecture, pottery and mortuary art, New Jersey History and Public History.
His many publications include his award-winning book, “Digging New Jersey’s Past: Historical Archaeology in the Garden State” (Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, 2002). For this book, Professor Veit received a State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection Historic Preservation Award and a New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance, Best Non-Fiction book Award.
He also co-authored the book “Stranger Stop and Cast an Eye: New Jersey’s Historic Cemeteries and Graveyards Through Four Centuries” with Mark Nonestied, Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission (Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, 2006).
The event is free and open to Westfield Memorial Library and MURAL cardholders. (MURAL cardholders belong to libraries that are part of the Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries. Check our website to see if your library participates.) To register for the program, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, click on the Calendar link, or call 908.789.4090 ext 0.
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