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2021  “ZOOM”   LECTURE SCHEDULE

(Followed by LECTURE CODES and DESCRIPTIONS)

 

Cranford Senior Housing L3 Date and time to be determined

First Presbyterian Church of New Vernon L3 Date and time to be determined

1/9 County of Passaic/ The Dey Mansion 1pm L4

1/12 Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County 1:30pm L12

1/13 Township of Ocean Historical Museum 7pm L3 (abridged)

1/14 Rockaway Township Public Library 6:30pm L5

1/18 Colonel Thomas Reynolds Chapter, DAR 7pm L3 (abridged)

1/19 Somerset County Senior Wellness 11am L12

2/2 North Haledon Public Library 1:30pm L1

2/4 Mendham Township Library 7pm L3

2/10 Temple B’Nai Or 1pm L5

2/10 Cranford Senior Housing 3pm L1

2/11 Library of the Chathams 7pm L5

2/16 FILL at Fairleigh Dickinson University 10am L5

2/18 Montville Township Public Library 1pm L5

2/18 Bernards Township Library 7pm L5

3/1 FILL at Fairleigh Dickinson University 1pm L3

3/2 The Old Guard-Summit 10am L3

3/6 County of Passaic/The Dey Mansion 1pm L3

3/8 Warren County Library 6:30pm L3

3/11 Parsippany Public Library 2pm L3

3/18 National Society of the Colonial Dames of America-NJ (time tbd) L3

3/21 Regency at Denville 2pm L5

3/24 Edison Public Library 7pm L3

4/6 Suffern Free Library 7:30pm L4

4/9 Dillon Library, Bedminster 12Noon L5

4/12 Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter DAR 7pm L5

4/20 Suffern Free Library 7:30pm L3

4/30 New York Adventure Club 1pm L3

5/4 Millburn Public Library 2pm L4

5/20 Parsippany Public Library 2pm L5

6/15 Somerset County Senior Wellness 11am L5

6/22 Suffern Free Library 7:30pm L2

6/23 Museum Of Early Trades And Crafts (Madison, NJ) 7pm L3

7/7 Bernards Township Library 7pm L6

7/8 Montville Public Library 1pm L5

7/10 Dey Mansion 1pm L1

7/28 Somerset County Senior Wellness at Bridgewater 11am L5

 

 

 

LECTURE CODES AND DESCRIPTIONS

EMAIL JOEL (joelfarkas@aol.com) FOR A FULL DESCRIPTION OF ANY OF THESE LECTURES

 

*****THE “OVERVIEW” SERIES*****

L1-GEORGE WASHINGTON, NEW JERSEY, AND THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR

The Man...The State...The War

L2-AFTER THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR

We rebelled...We fought...We won

LET OUR COUNTRY BEGIN!

L3-“REMEMBER THE LADIES”:WOMEN DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Women, Health, and Medicine during The American Revolution

L4-REMEMBERING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Mark Twain once said, “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story”. How do you remember the founding of our country?

L5-GEORGE WASHINGTON and MORRISTOWN, NJ...PERFECT TOGETHER

It’s a beautiful day! Let’s take a walk. Let’s take a ride. Let’s “visually” explore the Revolutionary War/Morristown, NJ/George Washington connection. (Something you’ve been meaning to do for as long as you can remember, right? So, LET’S DO IT!)

 

*****THE “THEMED” SERIES*****

L6-“PAINTING” THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

The founding of our country through the eyes of the artist

L7-“THE WHOLE STORY”

including:So whatever happened to Aaron Burr?

including:So why did Benedict Arnold become a traitor?

including:So did all those people really fit in that small boat with Washington?

Iconic people and iconic events in their entirety:THE WHOLE STORY

L8-FORGOTTEN FOUNDERS

Anybody remember Samual Adams? (Beer?)

Maybe Ethan Allen? (Furniture?)

How about Henry Knox? (Gold?)

It’s time we remember our Forgotten Founders

L9-FALLING FROM GRACE

The “dark side” of The American Revolution

L10-“WRITING” THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

“WE THE PEOPLE” Democracy:A 2000 year journey

The documents and ideas that created our country

 

*****THE “lesser known” SERIES*****

L11-“lesser known” GEORGE WASHINGTON

It wasn’t easy creating a new country, but someone had to do it!

L12-“lesser known” HEROES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

You might know their names, now learn what you might not know they did

L13-“lesser known” AMAZING WOMEN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

They questioned! The resisted! They boycotted!

They fought! They spied! They even dueled!

The “weaker”sex? Think again!

L14-“lesser known” AMERICAN REVOLUTION

It’s the little things that count!

L15-“lesser known” BATTLES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

 

*****THE “AMERICAN HISTORY 101” SERIES*****

(Lectures in this series can be given individually, or in any combination)

L16-THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION IN ONE HOUR (1754-1804)

L17-THE ROAD TO REVOLUTION (1754-1776)

L18-THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR (1775-1783)

L19-AFTER THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR (1783-1804)

L20-from REVOLUTION TO REVOLUTION “CONNECTING THE DOTS”
Connecting...THE PHILOSOPHICAL REVOLUTION (THE ENLIGHTENMENT)...to...THE (first) AMERICAN REVOLUTION...to...THE FRENCH REVOLUTION...to...NAPOLEON...to...THE (second) AMERICAN REVOLUTION (aka) THE WAR OF 1812

 

*****THE “HIGHLIGHTS” SERIES*****

(A little from this lecture, a little from that lecture)

L21-LECTURE “HIGHLIGHTS” VOLUME1

L22-LECTURE “HIGHLIGHTS” VOLUME 2

L23-LECTURE “HIGHLIGHTS” VOLUME 3