Celebrating 350 Years of New Jersey History with the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - 2014 marks the 350th anniversary of the 1664 land grant from from King Charles II of England to James Duke of York, proclaiming “said Tract of Land is hereafter to be called by the name or names of New Cesarea or New Jersey.” The Atlantic Highlands Historical Society celebrates this historic “birthday” with free programs commemorating and illustrating New Jersey’s remarkable history.
On Wednesday, May 21, at 7:30 pm Michael McCan presents "Thirty Seconds Over Totowa," dramatic aerial images of New Jersey “then and now” contrasting historic photographs of NJ scenes from the 1920s – 1940s with recent views of the same sites. “Thirty Seconds over Totowa” covers everything from inventions and innovations to lost industries and amusement parks (including "Atlantic Beach"), modes of travel, and more, with many "hidden history" tidbits about the Bayshore and Monmouth County.
Mr. McCann delves into his treasure trove of aerial photographs to narrate and illustrate some of the remarkable “firsts” and colorful stories that created today’s Jersey. This presentation follows McCann’s fascinating standing room only 2013 presentation “There Used to be a Railroad.”
Meet Michael McCann at the Strauss Mansion, 27 Prospect Circle in Atlantic Highlands. The talk is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.