TEWKSBURY, NJ - Dr. Maxine Lurie will be the guest speaker at Tewksbury Historical Society's annual Covered Dish Supper on Sunday, Nov. 12.

The event will be held at Fairmont Presbyterian Church, 247 Old Turnpike Rd. here. Supper, served at 5 p.m., and the program, at 6:15, are free and open to the public. Those wishing to attend are asked to bring a covered dish to share.

Lurie's talk will be based on her latest book "Envisioning New Jersey:  A History of the Garden State." 

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Starting with its Native Americans 13,000 years ago and ending with its 350th anniversary of the settlement by English colonists in 2014, it is the first illustrated, complete history of the Garden State. 

Lurie is an Early American historian who has taught and written about New Jersey history for 29 years.  Now retired from Seton Hall University, she teaches one course a year.  She is actively involved in several research projects and in the state's history community. 

The author of scholarly articles, she also edited "The New Jersey Anthology" (first edition 1994, second edition 2010);  was co-editor-in-chief with Marc Mappen of "The Encyclopedia of New Jersey" (2004); worked with Peter O. Wacker and Michael Siegel on "Mapping New Jersey" (2009) and with Richard F. Veit editing "New Jersey: A History of the Garden State" (2012).