EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Historian Ethan Reiss, writer of the popular "You know You're From East Brunswick If..." Facebook page that has a following of nearly 9,000, will present a view of the township's recent history at a free public event this April.  Reiss will shed some light on East Brunswick's status as a product of post-World War II suburban development, a microcosm of an American dream outside the cities.  He will share photos and images of the township that trace its contemporary development along Route 18 and in the farmlands that once encompassed a good deal of our area.

Reiss has worked with the Middlesex County Historical Society, the East Brunswick Museum, and with the East Brunswick Public Library to examine the line of growth and change that have characterized East Brunswick.

Here is his statement regarding the event:

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"I am happy to announce that I will be making my first solo public debut with a special presentation focusing on the last 75 years of East Brunswick that will be taking place at the East Brunswick Public Library on Thursday, April 23 at 7pm.

Years of posting old EB stuff online have finally led to my creation of a presentation focusing on the East Brunswick that we all know. This is something I have wanted to do for a while now because this is an era of the township that hardly ever gets talked about (at least not in this much detail).

There will be a slide show presentation with historic photographs, as well as an array of historic items pertaining to the township's last 75 years from a rural to suburban community. This event will not only be a historic look-back, but for some of you, nostalgic.

It would mean so much to me if you can come and attend this presentation. The best part about this, IT'S FREE!"