Tea and Treasures
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This series features engaging lectures, great conversation, and light refreshments. Advance registration required.
$15 Non-Members (includes Museum admission)
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“New Jersey Folk Revival Music — History and Tradition” – Michael Gabriele
Wednesday, June 21, 2:00PM
Explore the history and tradition of New Jersey Folk Revival Music with famed New Jersey author Michael Gabrielle. The talk will focus on the Garden State’s vast contributions to this musical genre and examine the effects of folk revival music on local history and culture. Learn about Woody Guthrie, the Carter Family, Paul Robeson, Jimmie Rodgers and Cecil Sharp at the Victor studios in Camden during the early 1900s; inspirational concert performances by legendary artists Joan Baez, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan; the rise of bluegrass and new grass traditions; and the achievements of world-class New Jersey musicians.
The Fords: Morristown’s “Revolutionary” Family
Wednesday, July 19, 2:00PM
Join Dr. Jude Pfister, Chief of Cultural Resources at Morristown National Historical Park and author of five books (including The Fords of New Jersey: Power and Family During America’s Founding), as he tells the story of the Ford Family and their impact on Morris County, and our Nation. From the Country’s early beginnings during the Revolution, to the changing cultural and economic landscape of the 19th century, the legacy of this Family is part of the American story.
Image: Henry A. Ford (1793-1872). Courtesy of the Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of New Jersey.
Carl Burger and James Kearns
Wednesday, August 16, 2:00PM
Join renowned New Jersey artist Carl Burger, along with well-known American sculptor James Kearns, as they show and explore some of their work. Carl will also lead the audience on a quest to discover how to view art, what is considered to be “good” art, and trends in the art world today.
Image: W. Carl Burger, Ground Zero, 2011.