Scharfenberger talks history
NAVESINK - Archaeologist Gerry Scharfenberger, Ph.D., will present a program, “The Stone Church Breathes,” highlighting the historical significance of All Saints Memorial Church, on Sunday,. Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. in the parish hall.
Scharffenberger, who is also former Mayor of Middletown and a current member of the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, is a New Jersey native, studied at both Hunter College and the City University of New York, before receiving a doctorate in historical archaeology and cultural landscape. He was named to the adjunct faculty of Monmouth University, and also served on the township’s Landmarks Commission after moving to Middletown in 2001.
The professor will speak on the historical significance of the Gothic style stone Church built in the 19th century and an active part of the community from its onset through the 21st century. He will also address the importance of maintaining and preservation historic landmarks and what they represent in the community.
The talk, offered at no cost to visitors, is hosted by the All Saints’ National Landmark Trust, Inc., a nonprofit 501 ©3 corporation formed to restore, stabilize and preserve historic buildings and grounds. Its board of Trustees, independent of the still active parish, is comprised of parish leaders and local community members interested in historic preservation.
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