Union County News

Union County Remembers: World War I Centennial with Keynote Kickoff Lecture, April 3

c337ff2fceca6596c618_America_in_WWI_cover.jpg
Credits: ucnj.org
ac58437cc01aad351e9c_UCNJ.jpg
Credits: ucnj.org
c337ff2fceca6596c618_America_in_WWI_cover.jpg

Elizabeth, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces the first in a series of programs in remembrance of the Centennial of World War I. The keynote event will be a free lecture by Dr. Mark D. Van Ells, author of the acclaimed book America and World War I: A Traveler’s Guide, on Monday, April 3, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the historic Snyder Academy, 42 Broad Street in midtown Elizabeth.

The United States formally entered World War I on April 6, 1917.

“Dr. Van Ells offers fascinating insights about the challenges our country faced as we mobilized for war and sent thousands off to fight in foreign lands,” said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, who is the liaison to the Cultural and Heritage Programs Advisory Board.

Sign Up for E-News

Dr. Van Ells is Professor of History at Queensborough Community College in New York.

America and World War I: A Traveler’s Guide, includes details about major battles and battlefields as well as memorials, museums and other points of interest to the traveler, along with maps and photographs.

A question and answer period and meet-and-greet session with Dr. Ells will follow the lecture.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to view a display of original sheet music from the World War I era provided by Mr. Charles Shallcross, President of the Union County Historical Society.

Pre-registration is suggested but not required. To register or to receive more information, contact the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage at 908-436-2912 or jprescott@ucnj.org.

This program is coordinated by the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs in the Department of Parks and Recreation, and funded in part through the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

#  #

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Springfield

Fallout Continues from Lawsuit Against Mountainside; Police Chief on Administrative Leave

May 20, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Police Chief Allan Attanasio is the latest member of the police department to suffer repercussions from a complaint filed against the borough on May 11.  Attanasio, who is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit, was “placed on administrative leave,” on Thursday by Borough Administrator and former Police Chief James Debbie, said  Lt. Joseph ...

Memorial Day Service

May 11, 2018

To the residents of Springfield:

Memorial Day was established in 1868 specifically to honor those who had lost their lives in service to their country in the Civil War. It customarily now honors all our war dead from that date on. The township memorials are located on the green at the Municipal Building. Until fairly recently, the annual Memorial Day parade began with a service on the green, ...

Lawson-Muhammad Apologizes For 'Irrational Response' To Police Altercation; School Board President Supports Her

May 17, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -  A day after video surfaced of her altercation with a South Orange police officer -- in which she used profanity, threatened to go to the village president and called the police chief “a skinhead cop” -- South Orange Maplewood School Board member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad issued an apology in which she called her behavior “uncharacteristic” and ...

Bee Day at Hanson Park!!

May 19, 2018

Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Saturday, June 23rd for Bee Day at Hanson Park!  At 2:00 PM Grant Stiles from Stiles Honey will be sharing his knowledge of bees with his presentation, “Fundamentals of Beekeeping and the Importance of Honey Bees in Our Society.”  Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy the beautiful surroundings as Mr. Stiles answers all of your ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, May 20, 3:00 PM

Ridge High School, Basking Ridge

NJ Youth Chorus Spring Concert

Arts & Entertainment

Fri, May 25, 8:00 PM

17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit

Open Mic Night

Arts & Entertainment