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Burying Ground

Digging around the 300 Year-Old Whippany Burying Yard


Monday October 22, 2018
7:00 PM
Our speaker, Michael Czuchnicki, will explore the history of the Whippany Burying Yard, a “hidden,” historic gem of Northwest New Jersey. The two acre graveyard, established in 1718 and containing 450 gravestones, marks its 300th anniversary this year.

The Whippany Burying Yard contains the first known grave of the region and was the site of its first school and church. The burying yard clearly tells a story of important elements of the growth and greatness of our early republic - geography, resources, life, law, war, and especially people.  The story begins 15,000 years BC and shows how Whippany was born and became important. The burying yard is listed on the State and National Historic Registers of Historic Places and includes exceptional examples of 18th century carver’s art.

About Michael J.Czuchnicki
Former head of Systems Planning at the American Stock Exchange and Worldwide Communications at AIG.  He consulted around the world, e.g. leading the team that designed Russia’s first Credit Card System.  His retirement project is to make the entire world better.  He believes too many have forgotten that raising another up lifts you too.
 
To that end, he’s published a series of books and created the “Be More Better” channel on YouTube:
 


 


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