Thursday, December 9, 7:30 PM

Atlantic Highlands, NJ - Art historian Helen Schwartz will give an illustrated talk on the Arts and Crafts Movement in New Jersey Thursday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Atlantic Highlands. The slide lecture will explore the history and continuing influence of the Arts and Crafts Movement, which began in England and became a major design and lifestyle force worldwide. "The Arts and Crafts Movement continues as an influence, today" according to Ms. Schwartz. "Life is different now because of what happened then."

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Arts and Crafts style lamp lights the entry of a historic Atlantic Highlands home. Photo credit: Robert O'Connor

The talk, co-sponsored by the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council and the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society, will concentrate  on both the history and the location of significant Arts and Crafts buildings and material culture throughout New Jersey.  "Some of the major changes began here," says Ms. Schwartz. "And the good news is the material past is still part of the present. A lot of what happened in this state remains standing."  Atlantic Highlands is home an active historic preservation movement, with several beautifully restored Craftsman-style buildings.  

"The Arts and Crafts Movement and How it Changed Our World" will be presented on Thursday, December 9 at 7:30 pm in the new Paper Moon Puppet Theater on W. Garfield St. just west of First Ave. in Atlantic Highlands. Ms. Schwartz' presentation will be followed by questions and answers and light refreshments.  Tickets may be purchased at the door for $5, $3 for members of the AHAC and AHHS.