Monmouth County Historical Association

As part of its “Historically Speaking” lecture series, Monmouth County Historical Association is pleased to welcome Dr. Maxine Lurie who will speak on Sunday, March 24th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. The lecture will be held at the Monmouth County Historical Association Headquarters at 70 Court Street, Freehold.

In the fall of 2012 Rutgers University Press published “New Jersey: A History of the Garden State,” co-edited by Dr. Lurie and Dr. Richard Veit. It is the first overview of the state in nearly thirty five years. During the lecture on March 24, Professor Lurie will discuss why and how the book was produced, its major themes, and how it can help us understand the fascinating and complex place where we live.

Dr. Lurie has taught at Marquette University, Rutgers University, and Seton Hall from which she retired in 2010. An early American historian, she has taught and written about New Jersey history for twenty-five years. She is also the author of a number of scholarly articles published in magazines such as “New Jersey History” and the “Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography.” Dr. Lurie remains active in state history groups and is chair of the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance, vice chair of the New Jersey Historical Commission, and a member of the State Historic Records Advisory Board. She is also editor of “A New Jersey Anthology,” and co-editor of “Encyclopedia of New Jersey,” and “Mapping New Jersey: An Evolving Landscape.”

Dr. Lurie’s lecture is open to the public and admission is free. Her most recent book will be available for sale. Refreshments will be served. Please call 732-462-1466 for further information or to let us know you will attend.

Monmouth County Historical Association is accessible to persons with disabilities. If there are any special needs that require accommodation, please contact the Association at 732-462-1466 within 24 hours of the presentation.

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