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The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society Awarded the 2013 J. Owen Grundy History Award by The Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy

 

 

Come Home To History

Celebrating 350 Years of Hudson County's Heritage History Fair

Workshop & Events Schedule

Below is the schedule of events for the October 9, 2010 History Fair

9:45 am - 10:00 am

Bob Murgitroyd, Hudson County Genealogical Society: “Welcome to Participants” and “Housekeeping”


10:00 am - 10:45 am
1st Floor

Workshop Registration


10:00 am - 6:00 pm
2nd Floor

Exhibit Hall Open. Exhibits by numerous history-related organizations (see listing)


11:00 am - 4:00 pm
1st Floor

Children's Activities:

Butter-churning Workshop by Wyckoff Museum, Brooklyn, sponsored by Hudson County Genealogical Society

"Drawing the Future of a Historic Structure" and "Make a Yarn Doll" by Jack's Toy Shop

2nd Floor

Antique Appraisals by Dr. Rachael Goldman. $3 each item; $5 for 2.


11:00 am - 11:45 am

Breakout Room A,
2nd Floor

"How to Write Your Family History" presented by Tony Lauriano and the Hudson County Genealogical Society

Breakout Room B,
2nd Floor

"Fighting for Beauty: The Muralists and Restorers of the Court House" presented by Dr. Cynthia Sanford

Breakout Room C,
2nd Floor

"From Farm and Marsh to Cityscape: The Railroads Transformed Hudson County" presented by Tom Flagg


11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Lunch Break. Refreshments available for purchase, 1st Floor


1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Exhibit Hall,
2nd Floor

Remarks by Public Officials
"Honoring Hudson County's Oldest Continuous Resident Families"

Ceremonial Cake-Cutting Observing the 350th Anniversary of the Founding of Bergen


2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Breakout Room A,
2nd Floor

Keynote Address: "The Founding of Bergen" presented by John Hallanan III, President, Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy


2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

Breakout Room A,
2nd Floor

"New Jersey Goes to War: The Story of Hudson County Citizens Caught Up in the Civil War" presented by James M. Madden

Breakout Room B,
2nd Floor

"How to Research the History of Your Home in Hudson County" presented by Cynthia Harris, MLS, Manager, The New Jersey Room, Jersey City Free Public Library

Breakout Room C,
2nd Floor

"The Battle of Paulus Hook"
presented by Tom Bragen


3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Breakout Room A,
2nd Floor

Invasion of the Reds: Mayor Hague's War on Radicals and Free Speech. Film by Bob Leach. Meet the filmmaker, the legendary Jersey City storyteller.

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Breakout Room A,
2nd Floor

Muskrat John: Urban Trapper. A short documentary by Warner Wada. Meet the filmmaker and his fascinating subject, John Rohweder, a witness to the transformation of the Hackensack Meadowlands over 70 years.