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Sept. 27-New Jersey World War I Monuments
September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Please join us on September 27, 2017 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Level 2 Reading Room for a talk on New Jersey’s World War I Monuments. Historian Erik L. Burro will tell us about many of the World War I monuments located throughout the Garden State. This is the second in a series of four talks celebrating the 100th anniversary of World War I.
A historian living in Burlington County, most of Burro’s business career was spent in corporate communications while he simultaneously pursued a host of projects involving research, exhibitions, presentations and dramatizations of state, regional and American history.
Over the past 40 years, Erik has made a variety of appearances as a guest speaker, master of ceremonies for historic site dedications, host for cultural events and a creator and participant in exhibitions on history-related topics. He has several programs he offers and both here and abroad has portrayed various well-known historic characters. He has also made appearances on NPR and the BBC.
In support of the American Centennial Commemoration of World War I he independently researched and photographed the major monuments of the Great War here in New Jersey and surrounding states. He continues to share his findings with the NJ Department of Preservation and his photography is on display at the Rutgers University WWI exhibit in New Brunswick. He continues to provide support for the Armed Services Heritage Museum, Rutgers Radio’s Veteran’s Hour, the All Veterans Memorial, Mt. Olive, NJ and refurbishment efforts for several doughboy monuments.
Burro is founder of Pennjerdel House, Burlington, NJ, a regional advocacy for increasing public awareness and appreciation of local history and preservation throughout the tri-state area.
All are welcome to this free program. RSVP is appreciated to Cindy Warrick at mailto:email@example.com or 609-278-2640 ext. 172.
November 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm