ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Atlantic Highlands Historical Society presents Gail L. Hunton’s Lecture on Hartshorne Woods Park: Battery Lewis What’s Old is New Again

The Atlantic Highlands Historical Society will host Gail L. Hunton for a lecture and open meeting on Wednesday, September 17, at 7:30 pm.

Gail Hunton will report on the on-going work to restore Battery Lewis. Battery Lewis was part of the WW 2 defense installation and is located in Hartshorne Woods Park. It was built in 1942 to compliment an identical battery built at NY Fort Tilden. Battery Lewis housed 2 - 16 inch guns capable of firing 16 inch projectiles. It sits on the highest point on the East Coast from southern Maine to the tip of Florida. Its mission was to, if need be, defend New York Harbor during WW2.

Gail L. Hunton is the Supervising Historic Preservation Specialist for the Monmouth County Park System in New Jersey, where her responsibilities include research and planning for historic sites and structures. Gail is also a consultant for historic preservation, specializing in work with municipalities and historic preservation commissions. She has also written many publications on her work.

The meeting will be held at the Strauss Mansion Museum at 27 Prospect Circle Atlantic Highlands.

Meetings are free and open to the public.