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Union County Offers an Evening of Local History and Painting Instruction on March 28

Artist Palette Credits: ucnj.org
Credits: ucnj.org

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites art and history fans to attend Union County’s first “History Paint Night Social” event.

Participants will be provided with materials and artistic instruction for painting a historical scene from the Union County area, which they will be able to bring home. No experience is necessary.

"This event offers a chance for people to learn about Union County history and basic painting techniques in an enjoyable social setting," said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Cultural and Heritage Programs Advisory Board. "Snyder Academy is a great place for both art and history, and I know the participants will learn a lot and have fun in the process."

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The History Paint Night Social will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, at the historic Snyder Academy in Elizabeth, where one America’s Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton, attended school.

Participants may bring wine and snacks for their enjoyment.

The instructor for the evening event will be Rafael Rodriguez, the Artist in Residence at the Snyder Academy.

Admission to the History Paint Night Social is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited, and pre-registration is encouraged.  A of $20.00 per participant includes all materials.

To register or to receive more information, call the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at 908-436-2912, or email jprescott@ucnj.org.

History Paint Night Social is sponsored by the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs in the Department of Parks and Recreation. Funding for this program is made available through the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

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