WWI Centennial Tour: Erik Burro, “Doughboy Monuments of Hudson County”
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.