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 many 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.