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East Brunswick Museum: 400 years of New Jersey Cemeteries and Tombstones

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Mark Nonestied's new book about New Jersey's underground. Credits: amazon.com
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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick author and historian Mark Nonestied ususally sheds some light in some of Middlesex County's shadowy places.  This time he takes the truth to the grave, though.

On Sunday, October 22 at 2:00 pm., East Brunswick Museum will Nonestied who will discuss New Jersey cemeteries and tombstones.  Based on his book, New Jersey Cemeteries and Tombstones: History in the Landscape, the presentation spans the 17th through 21st centuries and provides an overview of the state’s historic burial places and the wide variety of grave markers they contain.

 Co-authored with Richard Viet, New Jersey Cemeteries and Tombstones: History in the Landscape was published by Rutgers University Press and was the recipient of a New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance Award.       

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Nonestied is the Division Head for the Middlesex County Office of Culture and Heritage, Division of Historic Sites and History Services.  A resident of East Brunswick, he is past President of the Museum and director of its annual Chestnut Hill Cemetery Tours.  He has lectured widely on historical topics.

The presentation is free, although donations are gladly accepted. No registration is required. Light refreshments will be served.  

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