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Friday, October 17, 2014

Local History Symposium Coming to South Orange


The South Orange Historical and Preservation Society (SOHPS) will host a local history symposium on Saturday, November 1 from 1pm until 5pm in the South Orange Middle School Little Theater. 

Several local historians will discuss topics such as South Orange neighborhoods and transportation, diners, and the Lenni Lenape Native Americans. In addition, the winners of the SOHPS scholarship will speak at the event.

According to Seton Hall University Archivist Alan Delozier, there will be "a close bond of mutual learning between each speaker and the audience". Delozier added that organizers hope that events such as this can be conducted on a regular basis.

The event is sponsored by SOHPS and the South Orange Public Library. There is a suggested donation of $5.

South Orange Middle School is located at 70 North Ridgewood Road.

Full Schedule

1:00-1:20
Welcome 
Alex Torpey, South Orange Village President 
Karen Marlowe, President, SOHPS 

1:20-1:40 
Speaker I 
Video Project – Student History 
Lee Brodie

1:40-2:00 
Speaker II 
Montrose Park Historic District 
Amy Dahn and Naoma Welk

2:00-2:30 
Speaker III 
Scholarship Winners
Abby Baker and Jared Loadholt 

2:30-2:45 
Break 
Refreshments will be served 

2:45-3:05 
Speaker IV 
Diners
Michael Gabrielle

3:05-3:25 
Speaker V 
"How Newark made South Orange Happen"
Ulysses Dietz 

3:25-3:45 
Speaker VI 
"South Orange Then and Now, and a Little of Then Again"
Joe Kika

3:45-4:00 
Break 

4:00-4:20 
Speaker VII 
"South Orange Train Station and the DL&W"
Dara Callender

4:20-4:40 
Speaker VIII 
The Lenni Lenape 
John Kraft

4:40-5:00 
Speaker IX 
John Overall - "South Orange history expert"

The program is subject to change.

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