The Red Mill Museum Village will host a new three-part lecture series this summer. “Splashes of History” will celebrate the history of Clinton to commemorate the town’s 150th anniversary. The lecture series has been made possible through the support of the McEldowney Family Foundation.
The first lecture will concern noted local artist Elizabeth Grandin and will be held on Thursday, May 7th. The second will focus on New Jersey’s thirtieth governor, Foster Voorhees, who had strong ties to Clinton. The lecture will be held on Thursday, June 18th. The final lecture will be about the Clinton Music Hall, which brought many important national musicians and actors to the Clinton stage. The final lecture will be held on September 3rd.
The “Splashes of History” lecture series will be presented by noted historian and lecturer Peter Osborne. Osborne is the former Curator of Education and Special Events at the Red Mill Museum Village. Additionally, he has written and researched several books on a variety of historical topics, including the Battle of Minisink Ford, the Roosevelt Tree Army, and the history of Port Jarvis. He has recently completed two books on the history of the Washington Crossing State Parks in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The “Splashes of History” series is the product of months of Osborne’s research.
Tickets, at $15 per person, are limited in number and are available on a first come, first serve basis. They will be available through the Museum’s website. Refreshments will be provided. As some of the lectures will be held at private residences, information on their location within the Town of Clinton will be given to those who purchase tickets. For more information please call Tim Betz, Curator of Public Programs, 908-735-4101 Ext. 102.