ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Their stories are fascinating, their accomplishments woven into the history of Red Bank, NJ. On Wednesday, June 17, at 7:30 pm the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society hosts Eileen Moon for a talk about the many people and stories chronicled in her book Legendary Locals of Red Bank .  

"I hoped to illustrate in a small way how we really are all connected, not just in present time but with the past and future as well; to show how our lives are often guided and influenced by those who came before us and how we have an opportunity to guide and influence those who follow us" says Moon of her talk.   Meet Red Bank residents as renowned as  musician Count Basie, critic Edmund Wilson, and runner George Sheehan,  as accomplished as industrialist Sigmund Eisner or physicians James Parker Jr. and Sr., plus some just plain unique like mystic Elizabeth Clare Prophet.  

Atlantic Highlands resident Eileen Moon's family has lived in Monmouth County for more than a century.  Born at Fort Monmouth, Moon graduated from Red Bank Catholic High School. During more than 30 years as a writer, reporter and editor, her  bylines have appeared in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Redbook, The Ladies Home Journal, and many other publications.  She became managing editor of The Two River Times in 1999, overseeing a series of community reporting projects that brought the paper many awards.

On Wednesday, June 17 at 7:30 pm, Moon will talk about and sign copies of her book Legendary Locals of Red Bank  (at the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society monthly meeting at the Strauss Mansion Museum.  The landmarked historic Queen Ann style mansion is located at 27 Prospect Circle at East Mount Ave. in Atlantic Highlands.  The talk is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. For more information about the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society, visit http://www.ahhistory.org/