Upcoming Lectures

 

  • The Yanks are Coming... America in World War 1, Sunday, September 24th, 2 p.m.

In this program, Dr. James P. Kane honors those Americans who served in the Great War-- one hundred years ago- including Capt. Eddie Grant, the only major league ball player killed in France during the war.  It also tells the poignant story of the selection of our Unknown soldier and his solemn journey back to America for burial.  

  •  The History of the Great American River: The Illustrated Delaware, Sunday, October 22nd, 2 p.m. 

In this lecture and book signing, Hal Taylor explores the rich and diverse heritage of the historic Delaware River in his book "The Illustrated Delaware River: the History of a Great American River.  Filled with 140 finely-crafted original drawings and paintings, this book and program explores the waterway that has hosted some of the most monumental events in the history of the United States.  

  • Final Flight: Arlington at Last, Sunday, November 5th, 2 p.m.

Learn about the history of the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) in World War II and the story of Elaine D. Harmon, a WASP pilot, who worked after her service to help WASP pilots gain veteran status.  Join William Harmon, Elaine Harmon's son, as he recounts the public campaign to win WASP pilots' inurnment rights at Arlington National Cemetery.  

  • After the Courthouse Burns: Rekindling Family History through DNA, 2 p.m.  

The sequel to genealogist Judy G. Russell's (JD, CG, CGL) popular 'ABC's of DNA" program addresses the catastrophic records loss due to fires and disasters at courthouses that are a fact of life for genealogists.  When a disaster takes out birth, marriage, death, court, land, and probate records all in one fell swoop, it may be still possible to light our family's research fires --- to rekindle our interest in our ancestral roots-- using DNA evidence.  

 

All programs are $5 per person, unless otherwise indicated. Program location is the Corson Poley Center at the Burlington County Historical Society, 454 Lawrence St. Burlington, NJ 08016. For more information call (609) 386-4773 or email burlcohistsocprograms@verizon.net

Program includes a Q&A session after the lecture with light refreshments. All lectures are on Sundays from 2-4 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Please join us for these fascinating programs!

Free parking on High Street or at the Burlington County Historical Society’s parking lot at 454 Lawrence Street.