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Colonial Taverns of New Jersey with Michael Gabriele

April 20 @ 1:00 pm


Join author Michael Gabriele as he discusses his book “Colonial Taverns of New Jersey – Libations, Liberty and Revolution.

The role of taverns in the establishment of the colonies and the country cannot be understated as they provided a place for soldiers, officers, merchants, and community members. They were strongholds of political activity and respites for travelers.

In New Jersey, taverns hosted such luminaries as Elizabeth Haddon, Jacob Hyer, Christopher Ludwick, Cyrus Bustell, Timothy Matlack, John Dickinson, Ann Risley, John Neilson, John Woolman and Henry Lyon. Gabriele’s book also provides insights into where Revolutionary War figures such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine and Alexander Hamilton REALLY slept!

A lifelong Garden State resident and a former Nutley Sun editor, Michael is a 1975 graduate of Montclair State University and has worked as a journalist, freelance writer, and author for more than forty years. Gabriele is a member of the board of trustees for the New Jersey Folk Festival at Rutgers University and a member of the executive boards for the Allied Artists of America, New York; the Nutley Historical Society; and the Theater League of Clifton, and he serves on the advisory board of the Clifton Arts Center. This is his fifth book of New Jersey History.

Books will be available for purchase.


April 20
1:00 pm
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