ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - The Atlantic Highlands Historical Society will be hosting Karen Schnitzpahn on Wednesday, November 20 for our monthly meeting to be held at the Strauss Mansion 7:30PM.

Karen who is the author of several books on Little Silver will be discussing her most recent book whose topic is of interest to most, which is “ Food”.

Her lecture - Jersey Shore Food History: Victorian Feasts to Boardwalk Treats will take us on a mouth-watering tour of the Jersey Shore from boardwalk favorites like saltwater taffy and iconic fast foods and custard stands and hot-dog carts to the local fish and farm-raised produce of elegant eateries and learn how it all began.

These foods we enjoy today are part of a long tradition beginning in the Victorian era, when big oceanfront hotels served elaborate meals. Diverse dishes and restaurants emerged during prohibition and the Great Depression, when fast food appeared and iconic boardwalk treats developed.

Signed copies of her book will be available for purchase.

Join us at the Strauss Mansion 27 Prospect Circle on Wed. Nov. 20 at 7:30PM to  take a mouthwatering historical tour and discover timeless treats from Sandy Hook to Cape May.

Our meetings are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.