Hermitage History Roundtable
The Hermitage History Roundtable on local and New Jersey history meets at the Hermitage Education & Conference Center at 7:30 pm the last Wednesday of each month from September to May (except December and unless noted otherwise). The group includes local historians, professors and teachers, and others interested in discussing history. The presentations are most often by people doing research and testing it out with the group and inviting feedback. Members of the group are encouraged to do and present research, but those who are interested in just hearing the presentations and the discussions are also welcome. There is no cost, and professional development credit is available to teachers who lead roundtable discussions.
Wednesday, March 27, 7:30 pm
The Boys of Bergen: Remembering the
Civilian Conservation Corps in Bergen County
Kathleen Duxbury Yeaw will present the story of the Civilian Conservation Corps in Bergen County. The CCC was a New Deal work relief program for the purposes of conserving and developing our natural resources, particularly our parks. Kathleen’s research in primary source materials provides a view of the impact of this program on us today.
May 29, 7:30 pm
Adventures of a Medical Historian
Dr. Michael Nevins, President of the Medical History Society of New Jersey, will describe some "adventures" he has had during his long career as a medical historian, which has resulted in ten published books. Along the way, he will discuss local favorites, including Dr. William Vroom of Ridgewood and Drs. Elijah and John Rosencrantz of Ho-Ho-Kus.