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History Professor to Trace Abolition of Slavery in New Jersey

WHEN: Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Moorestown Library, 111 W. 2nd Street, Moorestown NJ 08057

WHAT: 'The Ragged Road to Abolition: Slavery and Freedom in NJ 1775-1865'

The Historical Society of Moorestown, in conjunction with the Moorestown Library, is pleased to present Professor Jim Gigantino II (via SKYPE) for a look at slavery in New Jersey.  Despite what many Americans may think, the issue of slavery in the Antebellum Period was not neatly divided along the Mason-Dixon Line.  Professor Gigantino will trace New Jersey's efforts to abolish slavery within the state - a plodding process that turned the notion of 'free state' on its head and allowed slavery to persist in New Jersey until the end of the Civil War.  Event attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the political complexities of the Civil War and the role New Jersey played.

Professor Jim Gigantino II is the Associate Chair and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of History at the J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences, University of Arkansas.  He is an Early American historian who specializes in the history of slavery and the author of The Ragged Road to Abolition: Slavery and Freedom in New Jersey, 1775-1865 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014). Professor Gigantino is also the editor of Slavery and Secession in Arkansas: A Documentary History (University of Arkansas Press, 2015) and is currently researching and writing William Livingston's American Revolution, which will use the life events of William Livingston, New Jersey's first governor, to explore how ordinary Americans experienced the Revolution.  His distinctions include the Connor Endowed Faculty Fellowship (2013), the Nolan Award for Contributions to Graduate Education 2014), and the Fulbright College Master Teacher Award (2015).

This event is free and open to everyone.

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URL/Website: http://www.moorestownhistory.org
  Last updated: Thursday, Apr 27, 2017, 1:42PM by randy abidin
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ART | BEER | FOOD @ Perkins Center - May 20th

Celebrate the arts while enjoying the quality craft of regional breweries, a distillery, meadery, and food trucks. 

Interested in mixology? Learn how to make a Mojito and Almond Old Fashioned. Join Cooper River Distillers as they run this year's VIP tasting from 6-7pm.

Want to make your own jewelry? Hit the jewelry-making bar!

Learn more about the 7th Annual Handcrafted at Perkins Center at PerkinsArts.org.

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

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URL/Website: http://perkinsarts.org/experience/events/handcrafted-perkins-center/
  Last updated: Thursday, Apr 27, 2017, 12:42PM by randy abidin
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Lunch & Learn at Perkins Center- Cooper River Distillers

Cooper River Distillers and its Camden History
with James Yoakum, Cooper River Distillers Owner

Join us in Moorestown as theFounder & Chief Distiller discusses the Camden roots and processes of the distillery.

Cooper River Distillers will also be featured at the 7th Annual Handcrafted at Perkins Center on May 20th in Collingswood.

 

*Last one of the season*

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URL/Website: http://perkinsarts.org/event/lunch-learn-cooper-river-distillers-camden-history/
  Last updated: Thursday, Apr 27, 2017, 12:41PM by randy abidin
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Springtime Wellness Seminar Apr 27, 2017
From: 6:30PM To: 7:30PM

Come learn about alternative, holistic practices that will help reduce stress & anxiety as well as increase overall wellness.  Create your own Wellness Plan that includes a mix of harmonizing with nature, movement, play (yes, play!), Chinese medicine, acupuncture, nutrition & more!

Presented by licensed acupuncturist Cathleen Wright & Elevate Nutrition owner Tim Gleason, you will leave feeling invigorated as you embark on feeling your very best this spring & beyond!  FREE 

Bonus:  Prizes will be handed out throughout the evening!

RSVP by April 25:
timgleason@elevatemapleshade.com

Contact:
Phone: 805-701-6420

 
Cooper River Distillers and its Camden History May 04, 2017
From: 12:30PM To: 1:30PM

Lunch & Learn: Cooper River Distillers and its Camden History

Join us in Moorestown as James Yoakum, Founder & Chief Distiller of Cooper River Distillers discusses the Camden roots and processes of the distillery.

Cooper River Distillers will also be featured at the 7th Annual Handcrafted at Perkins Center on May 20th in Collingswood.

Contact:
Phone: 8562356488

 
7th Annual Handcrafted at Perkins Center May 20, 2017
From: 7:00PM To: 10:00PM

ART | BEER | FOOD

Join us for an evening of artistry celebrating the unique and handmade at Perkins Center for the Arts, Collingswood on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 from 7-10pm. The award winning tasting will feature nearly two dozen regional craft micro brews, a distillery, a gourmet food cart fare, handmade beer steins, live music and more!

 

Over 20 beverage Vendors

Food Trucks | Pies on a Stick | and more!

Jewelry-Making Bar

VIP Tasting: Crash Course in Mixology!

Main Stage Band: Suburban Living

 

 

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!


Contact:
Phone: 8562356488

 



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