Wednesday, February 20th
When George Washington was about to become the first President under the Constitution of the United States he said "I walk on untrodden ground to shape America" and he did.
Everything that George Washington did, from the inaugural oath, through the establishment of the US Treasury, to the creation of the Coast Guard, cabinet meetings, appointment of ambassadors, and justices of the Supreme Court, his dealings with Congress, to the time when Washington unilaterally refused to run for a third term for the presidency was a precedent.
Meet Rich Rosenthal, lecturer and president of the North Jersey Civil War Round Table for the discussion about George Washington and his firsts.
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Thursday, March 7th
Celebrate Women's History month with us at the library. Meet Lydia Chiappini, adjunct professor and artist, who will show us details of Victorian dress. Demystify the function of the undergarments worn by Victorian ladies to achieve the fashionable silhouette. Join Lydia as she dresses in an early Victorian ensemble and then reconstructs the silhouette to become a late Victorian one. All garments are based on examples in the MET and the Sigal Museum.
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