aviation collier sopwithPHOTO:  Mr. Robert J. Collier with Aviator in a Sopwith

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The Middletown Township Historical Society will hold its June meeting on Monday, the 20th, at 7PM at the Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Road, Middletown. George Joynson, research association at the Monmouth County Archives will be the featured speaker making a presentation on his book "Early Aviation in Monmouth County," newly published by Heritage Books.


aviation interlaken air meet crashPHOTO:  A crash at the Interlaken Aviation Meet in 1910

His slide talk will cover early amateur aviators, locals who built their own airplanes as well as famous Monmouth aviators such as Robert Collier of the publishing house. A prominent chapter is on the 1910 Interlaken Aviation Meet which drew world famous flyers to Monmouth. He will tell about an important early airplane manufacturer, the Aeromarine Plane and Motor Company of Keyport.

aviation interlaken air meet hoxeyPHOTO: Aviator Hoxey at the Interlaken Meet.

Books will be available for purchasing and autographing. Refreshments will be served and visitors are welcome.