2020 PROGRAMS & EVENTS

George Washington Birthday Celebration

February 15, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cranbury Inn
RSVP by February 1, Cost $35

Speaker: Art Historian Dr. Michael Norris will present “Meet George Washington.”  Declared at his death “First in peace, first in war, and first in the hearts of his countrymen,” George Washington is revered even today.  Through works of art often drawn from area museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Delaware Art Museum, and the New-York Historical Society, see how artists of his own time portrayed him for posterity and how that posterity, through its own crop of artists, commemorated his deeds.


“Sikhs of New Jersey”
March Quarterly Program & Board Meeting

March 21, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Hillsborough Reformed Church

Speaker:  Author Surinder Kaur Puar will speak about her book "Sikhs of New Jersey" followed by Board of Directors Meeting.  Sikhs of New Jersey: The Pioneers from Punjab travels through more than a century of time. It escorts the reader back to the struggles of pioneer Sikhs who suffered torture and racial discrimination while trying to establish themselves as a Sikh American immigrant community. This book describes how a handful of New Jersey Sikh families established a vibrant community and a place of worship through their farsightedness, determination and valor in the early 1970s.


“Lost Fort of the Plainfields”
Annual Meeting, Elections, Program, & Luncheon

April 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Royce Brook Country Club
RSVP by April 15, 2020, Cost $35

Speaker: John Daniel of the Vermeule Family will speak about the "Lost Fort of the Plainfields."  John Daniel lived in New York City for twelve years and now lives in Texas. He has a special interest in NJ History as a direct linear descendant of Cornelius Vermeule, his patriot ancestor.  The location of the Quibbletown Encampment and Fort, a Revolutionary Campground, had significant military importance. It was on the direct route from New Brunswick to Morristown, exactly midway between the hostile armies.  It was of such strategic importance that the federal government bought the campground from the Vermeule family in October 1799 in preparation for a cantonment for the Quasi-War with France (1798-1800). 
"The Duchess of South Somerville”
May Quarterly Program & Board Meeting

May 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John's, Somerville

Speaker: Rikki Lyn Hauss, author of "The Duchess of South Somerville," will speak about Doris Duke, followed by Board of Directors Meeting.  What had Miss Duke always returning to her humble South Somerville home? What was life like behind the stone walls that etch out the borders of the Duke's Farm? Rikki Lyn Hauss will you back in time to the Gilded Age onward to experience life as it was at the grand Duke estate. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing at $20 each.

September Quarterly Program & Board Meeting

September 19, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., followed by Board of Directors Meeting
Speaker and location to be announced.

November Quarterly Program & Board Meeting

November 20, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., followed by Board of Directors Meeting
Speaker and location to be announced.