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Events for Saturday May 12, 2012

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.

Family Craft Story Time

Family Craft Story Time

Saturday May 12, 2012
11:00 AM
Parents and children ages 3-8 are welcome to join us every Saturday morning from April 21st through May 19th to hear some stories and make a simple craft. No registration is required.

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9:00 - 9:00
9:00 - 6:00
9:30 - 5:00
10:00 - 2:00
1:00 - 5:00

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