rocklandNew Jersey History, from 1664-the Present
A talk by Professor Michael Aaron Rockland

Tuesday September 16  from 6:30-7:30pm

Event sponsored by the NJ Council for the Humanities

Although the term “New Jersey”  originated in 1664, there were actually two Jerseys, West and East, and 350-smal-postermany years passed before New Jersey became a single colony. Professor Rockland will trace New Jersey’s complex origin, and the impact of New Jersey’s juxtaposition between New York and Philadelphia. He will discuss the “Garden State” nickname and why New Jersey has been enjoying a renaissance in recent years. This event is free but reservations are required by calling 973-226-2837 or

Michael Aaron Rockland is Professor of American Studies at Rutgers University and teaches a course on Jerseyana. Professor Rockland has published 14 books, including four books about New Jersey. The NJ State Library includes one of his titles on their Ten Best List of books written about New Jersey. Michael writes  for New Jersey Monthly magazine and is regularly interviewed on NPR.

Picture2This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.