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Jersey’s Most Famous Road: The Turnpike

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

At almost 70 years old, the NJ Turnpike predates the interstate highway system! In this interactive discussion suitable for all ages, participants will learn about the turnpike’s execution, its impact on travel, and how it remains as an emblem of American ideas and values.

Speaker Angus Kress Gillespie, Ph.D. is a professor of American Studies and Urban Studies at Rutgers University. He has written about highways, skyscrapers, and tunnels. His book Twin Towers: The Life of New York City’s World Trade Center was a 1999 New York Times bestseller.

This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, and made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or NJCH.


June 16
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Old Bridge Public Library
1 Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge, 08857
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