The Hidden History of the Watchung Mountains

November 18, 2007, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

The Watchung Mountains, a part of which loom above Maplewood and South Orange as South Mountain Reservation, have played an important part in both political and art history over the past three centuries. Mark Di Ionno, Star-Ledger columnist and author of three books about New Jersey, will discuss the role the mountains served in the American Revolution and how, a few decades later, they captured the imagination of some artists of the burgeoning Hudson River School, including Asher B. Durand of Maplewood, and Worthington Whittredge, who lived in Summit.

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Art Asher B. Durand Local History Maplewood History Revolutionary War The Natural Environment

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