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Book Arts Series

Fifth Annual Book Arts Series: Lecture

Saturday May 12, 2012
10:00 AM
The first of three programs in the Fifth Annual Book Arts Series is a lecture by historian Gordon Bond entitled "My Patron: The Friendship of Benjamin Franklin and James Parker." Admission is free but please reserve a seat in advance. For more information and to register please contact Maria Norton at 973-538-6161 or email Refreshments will be served at 9:30 AM.

This talk explores what historian of the press Douglas McMurtrie called, “probably Franklin’s most important partnership outside Philadelphia,” and how it grew into a lifelong friendship between the two men and their families.

The Book Arts Series has grown to become a wonderful, annual event here in Morristown and we are thankful to be able to offer it in our newly reopened Kirby Gallery and fully opened facility. This year’s fifth installment has a New Jersey focus with two New Jersey artists and a New Jersey printing historian. There is a reasonable fee for the workshops, thanks to generous, private support, but seating is limited so please register early to secure a seat.

Gordon Bond PhotoGordon Bond is the ePublisher of, a free quarterly online magazine dedicated to New Jersey history. As an independent historian and author, he has written many New Jersey related articles and two books, James Parker: A Printer on the Eve of Revolution (Garden State Legacy, 2010) and North Jersey Footnotes: Tangential Tales from Garden State History (History Press, spring 2012). He is presently working on a book about the 1951 Woodbridge, NJ train wreck. Other areas of research include New Jersey’s folk grave marker traditions and leading a team proposing an archeological exploration of the Thomas Mundy Peterson house site in Perth Amboy, NJ. A proud native of the Garden State, lives with his wife, Stephanie M. Hoagland and their two cats in Union Township, New Jersey.


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