The Passaic River: 81 Miles of History

Free program sponsored by the Women’s Club of Caldwell at The Caldwell Library featuring renowned local historian, Phil Jaeger. Jaeger will take you on a journey from the past to the present, through pictures and words, to experience New Jersey like it used to be.

This program follows the Passaic River thru seven counties from its source in Mendham to its end at Newark Bay with an emphasis on historic activities and structures along the river in past centuries. The focus is on topics such as: early mills, Glacial Lake Passaic, the first successful test of a submarine, extant Native American art and constructions, the country's first industrial city and the heroic exploits of the "great descender" Sam Patch.

Call the library to register at 973-226-2837. Light refreshments will be served.

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