Chat with Gen. George Washington, see a cannon named "Thundering Barbara," and listen to period music and great authors at a special New Jersey 350th Anniversary weekend of programming Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8 at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters.
On Saturday, June 7 at 1 PM, children's author Trinka Hakes Noble will read from her newest picture book, The Legend of the Jersey Devil. There will be a display of Jersey Devil drawings and a birthday cake for New Jersey, along with some special guests - Pumpkin the pony and her foal Dusty will be on hand to represent the state animal.
Then on Sunday, June 8, join us for Revolutionary Monmouth, an afternoon of history and music as we celebrate Monmouth County's very important role during the Revolutionary War. This free and family-friendly program will run from 1 PM to 4 PM at Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, in Manalapan.
Keynote speaker Michael Adelberg will speak on his award-winning history, The American Revolution in Monmouth County: The Theatre of Spoil and Destruction. The afternoon will also feature the living historians of The West Jersey Artillery; historical re-enactors depicting Gen. George Washington, Molly Pitcher and African-American soldier Ned Hector; and a performance of Revolutionary War period music by the Early Music Players.
Join us for this free and family-friendly weekend!