WWI Centennial Talk: Jules Witcover, “Sabotage at Black Tom”
WWI Centennial Talk: Jules Witcover, “Sabotage at Black Tom"
October 1 (Sunday)
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

As part of the Museum’s World War I Centennial Lecture Series, on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 4 pm, author Jules Witcover will discuss his book, “Sabotage at Black Tom: Imperial Germany’s Secret War in America, 1914-1917.”

A Hudson County native, Mr. Witcover has written 14 books, including “The American Vice Presidency: From Irrelevance to Power” (2014). His other books include Marathon: The Pursuit of the Presidency 1972-1976; The Year the Dream Died: Revisiting America in 1968; and Party of the People: A History of the Democrats. As a journalist, Mr. Witcover has written for The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and The Baltimore Sun, where his column appeared on the editorial page for 24 years.

Due to popular demand for our previous lecture series, advance reservations are strongly advised. Sign up by clicking the button below. Admission will be collected at the door, lectures are $10 ($5 for members); bus tours are $20 ($10 for members).

The lecture series is funded by a special project grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission.

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WWI Centennial Talk: Elaine Weiss, “NJ Farmerettes”
@ Hoboken Historical Museum
WWI Centennial Talk: Elaine Weiss, “NJ Farmerettes" @ Hoboken Historical Museum
October 8 (Sunday)
Oct 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

As part of the Museum’s World War I Centennial Lecture Series, on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 4 pm, historian and author Elaine Weiss will discuss the topic, “The Patriot Farmerette: Woman’s Land Army in New Jersey.”

Inspired by the women of Great Britain, who organized as the “Land Lassies,” the Woman’s Land Army of America was formed during World War I by a consortium of women’s organizations to supply labor to American farms after so many men joined the army. From 1917 to 1919, some 20,000 women from cities and towns signed up to work as farm laborers to keep food production at high levels during the war effort.

Weiss is the author of a book on this topic, Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army of America in the Great War (2009). She is also a journalist, radio producer and frequent speaker.

Due to popular demand for our previous lecture series, advance reservations are strongly advised. Sign up by clicking the button below. Admission will be collected at the door, lectures are $10 ($5 for members); bus tours are $20 ($10 for members).

The lecture series is funded by a special project grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission.

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WWI Centennial Tour: Erik Burro, “Doughboy Monuments of Hudson County”
WWI Centennial Tour: Erik Burro, “Doughboy Monuments of Hudson County”
October 15 (Sunday)
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On Sunday, Oct. 15, at 1 pm, historian Erik Burro will provide a brief history of over a dozen WWI monuments around Hudson County in a 2- to 3-hour bus tour titled, “Doughboy Monuments of Hudson County.” The tour will depart from and return to the Museum at 1301 Hudson St.

Erik Burro is a lecturer and history presenter in Burlington, NJ, a preoccupation that has gradually taken over his career since he worked on several major exhibitions linked with America’s Bicentennial. In the years since then, Burro has continued to research, write and lecture on a variety of historic topics, as well as providing first-person historical portrayals at events throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and in Europe, and has appeared on radio and TV stations, including NPR and BBC. Learn more at www.william-penn.net.

With the anniversary of World War I, Mr. Burro is busy working with several NJ agencies on research, exhibitions and lectures on memorials and public art of the Great War. He has published magazine and journal articles on such diverse topics as early Philadelphia city planning, immigration and cultural diversity in the Delaware Valley, the Federal Constitution, the Holy Experiment of William Penn, and the tercentenary of New Jersey. Earlier in his career, he was an industrial PR professional and ran a multi-media company that incorporates emerging technologies in video, sound and graphics into cohesive presentation solutions for both institutions and corporations.

Due to popular demand for our previous lecture series, advance reservations are strongly advised. Sign up by clicking the button below. Admission will be collected at the door, lectures are $10 ($5 for members); bus tours are $20 ($10 for members).

The lecture series is funded by a special project grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission.

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Hoboken House Tour
@ Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St.
Hoboken House Tour @ Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St.
October 22 (Sunday)
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Historic or mod, Hoboken’s homes have an individual style. See 8 to 10 beautiful brownstones and condos, plus bonus historic sites, in this annual rite of fall.

The 31st Annual Hoboken House Tour on Sunday, October 22, will feature approximately 10 homes and condos graciously opened to visitors by Museum supporters to help us raise funds. (See a highlight reel from the 2016 tour below.)

Every year, the tour offers a fresh selection of traditional and contemporary homes and condos furnished in a wide range of styles. From turn-of-the century craftsmanship to the beautiful views from a waterfront loft apartment, the tour allows Hoboken to show off its eclectic array of home spaces. Some homes display a designer’s touch; others feature the unique tastes and collections of the homeowners.

Watch a highlight reel from 2016!

Details: The self-guided tour takes about 2 to 3 hours on foot. Houses open at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m.  Homes may be visited in any order. A map will be included in the House Tour booklet, available only on the day of the tour. Arrive no later than 2 pm if you intend to visit most of the homes. The tour is not recommended for children under age 12. Tickets will not be sold after 2 pm.

Tickets are $40-$125 in advance, $50 on the day of the tour (Museum members enjoy a discounted price of $40 on the day of the tour; however, tickets may sell out in advance.). Purchase your tickets early on EventBrite (click the button below) before they sell out again this year. And thanks for your support of the Hoboken Historical Museum!

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