Public Presentation: It's 1664 and New Jersey Needs YOU!

  • 01 Oct 2014
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
  • Bahrs landing Restaurant, 1 Bay Ave, Highlands, NJ

It's 1664 and New Jersey Needs YOU!

In the Fall of 1664, just months after acquiring New Netherlands from the Dutch, the English Governor Richard Nicolls starts an advertising campaign to attract immigrants to New Jersey by promising freedom of religion, local self-government, a tax-free period, and many other generous benefits.

Come and hear Charles Gross, Monmouth County Librarian, explain how this event starts the 'land rush" of individual settlements that in time grow into the towns and villages we know today.

7:30 pm: Doors open for light refreshments,

8:00 pm: presentation (approx. end 9:00pm).

Cost: FREE


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Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving knowledge and appreciation of Monmouth County's maritime heritage through programs that teach wooden boat building and boat handling skills; through preserving the history of Monmouth County's wooden boat builders and other maritime history; and through the experiental on-the-water programs of River Rangers for middle school children and Sea Scout Ship Navesink for co-ed youth age 14-21.

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