As part of its “Historically Speaking” lecture series, Monmouth County Historical Association is pleased to welcome Dr. David Martin to speak on Sunday, September 23rdat 2:00pm. The lecture will be held at the Court Street School at 140 Court Street at the corner of Rhea (parking lot entrance on Avenue A) and will be part of the Association’s activities during the Civil War Encampment weekend held at the Museum & Library grounds at 70 Court Street in Freehold.
Dr. Martin is the author of over 25 books on the Civil War and American Revolution, including the award-winning “Gettysburg July 1,” “A Molly Pitcher Sourcebook,” and most recently “New Jersey at Gettysburg Guidebook.” He is Vice President of the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association, sponsors of the state’s Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee, and was a member of the state’s Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. Dr. Martin is currently working on a book of biographies of New Jersey’s generals and admirals in the Civil War, which is the basis for his talk for the Monmouth County Historical Association. He is a professor and administrator at the Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey.
Dr. Martin’s lecture is open to the public and admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Please call 732-462-1466 for further information or to let us know you will attend.
The Civil War Encampment weekend will occur on both September 22nd and 23rd on the grounds of the Museum & Library, 70 Court Street in Freehold. The public will be welcome to tour the encampment between 10am – 5pm on Saturday, and 10am – 4pm on Sunday. Tours of the current exhibition “Marching Away: Monmouth in the Civil War” will also be offered inside the Museum.