The Lure of South Jersey
Who: Kramer Hall, The Noyes Museum of Art and the South Jersey Culture & History Center
What: “The Lure of South Jersey” Exhibition; “By Rail to the Promised Land” and “Come Earnest Home-seekers: Ethnic Settlements in the Pines” Lectures
When: 12 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11 and 25, 2017
Where: Kramer Hall, 30 Front St., Hammonton, N.J. 08037
Event Description: The Noyes Museum’s newest exhibition, “The Lure of South Jersey: The Resettlement of Migrants” is currently on display at Kramer Hall now through Jan. 7, 2018.
Oct. 11: Railroads played a pivotal role in facilitating Immigration into southern New Jersey during the nineteenth and early twentieth century. In “By Rail to the Promised Land,” Paul W. Schopp, assistant director of the South Jersey Culture and History Center of Stockton University will describe how the railroads brought thousands of new inhabitants to South Jersey and ushered in a formative wave of new communities. Schopp is an author, who is also a professional historian with 43 years of experience.
Oct. 25: “Come Earnest Home-seekers: Ethnic Settlements in the Pines,” presented by Mark Demitroff, an adjunct instructor of Geology at Stockton University commemorates the meaning of place for German, Italian, and Jewish settlers who sought security by taming an impoverished wilderness while overcoming social intolerance. Demitroff lectures and publishes on land-surface processes, past permafrost, and Pine Barrens geography. He also serves on the boards of the US Permafrost Association and the South Jersey Culture and History Center, and is a member of the West Jersey Historical Round Table.
Cost: Free & open to the public.
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