May 6, 2018, 1:00 PM
A fascinating field trip into the past. Over the centuries many families in our community have chosen this venerable cemetery as their final place of rest. It consists of 92 picturesque acres in Montclair, Orange and West Orange. We will learn about Rosedale’s history and some of its nationally known occupants such as Governor Charles Edison, painter George Inness, architect Charles F. McKim, champion bicyclist Frank Kramer and industrialist Samuel Colgate. Not to be missed on the tour will be more locally known celebrities such as Nelson Crawford Durand, a collaborator with Thomas Edison on the light bulb, and grandson of Henry Durand, Edward C. Balch, the developer fondly known as “The Father of Maplewood”, and Edward Arcularius, the township clerk in the 1920s and street namesake.
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Slavery in New Jersey: A Troubled History is an illustrated 40-page book that traces the evolution of slavery in New Jersey, which began with Dutch settlement in the seventeenth century and continued through the end of the Civil War.