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Morristown: A History

Morristown: A History Through Postcards


Thursday January 31, 2013
7:00 PM
To celebrate the publication of Morristown from local author Bonnie-Lynn Nadzeika (Morristown is the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Postcard History series), the Morristown & Morris Township Library is offering an author talk where the new book will also be for sale.

The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and postcard memories of days gone by. Copies of Nadzeika’s book will be on sale for $21.99.

The seat of Morris County, Morristown began as a small rural settlement centered around a common green. The small village soon earned its place in American history when George Washington chose to make Morristown the site of his headquarters twice during the Revolutionary War. Just a few decades later, history was made again when Samuel Morse made Alfred Vail his partner in developing the telegraph at Speedwell Iron Works in Morristown. The town continued to grow as successive immigrant groups created ethnic enclaves. The Gilded Age came to Morristown, and by 1900, dozens of millionaires called the community home and brought the trappings of wealth, from lavish homes to social clubs. Today, while Morristown continues to evolve, numerous historic sites and museums document its rich past. Please join us as Nadzeika discusses various moments in Morristown’s history.

Many thanks to Tom Williams at  Mendham Books and Chanler Jeffers at Arcadia Books for their help in organizing this lecture.

Bio

Bonnie-Lynn Nadzeika is a lifelong resident of Morris County, NJ. Her interest in Morristown history dates back to childhood visits to George Washington’s headquarters. Nadzeika graduated with honors from the history department of the College of New Jersey. She has a master’s degree in museum professions from Seton Hall University. She recently completed a certificate in historic preservation at Drew University. She served on the boards of the New Jersey Association of Museums, the Advocates for New Jersey History and the Morris County Heritage Commission. She spent 12 years as the director of the Morris County Historical Society, headquartered in one of Morristown’s beautiful Victorian houses, Acorn Hall. Nadzeika also held positions at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Macculloch Hall Historical Museum and Historic Speedwell, all in Morristown. In addition to her love of local history, Nadzeika has a passion for maritime history and spent a summer as an intern at Mystic Seaport Museum. When not visiting museums she can be found antiquing, crafting and reading.

This program is supported through funding from the Friends of the Morristown & Morris Township Library.


 


 


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