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LBI Museum Monday Night Talks
August 19 @ 7:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 08/26/2019
Doors will open at 7 pm. • The talks start at 7:30 and end by 8:45
7/8 Barnegat Light’s 400 Year History, Reilly Sharp, Barnegat Light Historical Society. Reilly selects from over 3000 images in their collection to discuss the history of this unique place.
7/15 Living Coastlines, Rick Bushnell, ReClam the Bay. ReClam is a leading advocate for Barnegat Bay, and Rick will discuss living shore line examples and their effect on the bay.
7/22 The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Toni Gamils, LBI Historical Association. Toni is a science teacher that assembled this program about oceanic pollution for her students and is sharing it
7/29 Old Railroad Days, Matthew Dodd, Reenactor. This is the 150th anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad at Promontory Utah in May of 1869. Mr. Dodd will tell stories and perform songs from the glory days of American railroading.
8/5 A History of Submarine Warfare on the New Jersey Coast, Joseph Bilby, Military Historian. The first American submarine sank off Fort Lee in 1776. New Jersey contributed to the development of the modern submarine in the early 20th century, and was the scene of multiple submarine attacks in both WW1 and 2.
8/12 Ship Bottom-Gateway to LBI, Jeanette Lloyd (Beach Haven Borough Historian) and Martha Kremer. They both spent their childhoods in Ship Bottom, and will take you from 1817 to the
present with stories and rare photos.
8/19 Great Storms of New Jersey, Margaret Buchholz and Scott Mazzella, Historians. The original Great Storms of New Jersey book has been completely updated with new information and
new photos including Superstorm Sandy.
8/26 Prohibition on the Jersey Shore, Deborah Whitcraft, NJ Maritime Museum and Ronald Marr, LBI Historical Association. The passage of Prohibition in 1919 led to a cat and mouse game between rum-runners and the Coast Guard on the NJ shore and LBI.