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January 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Artist and ornithologist Gerard Rutgers Hardenbergh depicted the wildlife and landscapes of the Jersey Shore at the turn of the twentieth century but his own roots in the Garden State stem to the Jersey Dutch and the American Revolution. Explore the origins of the Hardenbergh and Rutgers families in New Jersey and New York, learn about the academic tradition of science and natural philosophy at New Jersey’s colonial colleges that informed the ornithologist, and see the landscapes preserved in State Parks today that inspired the artist.
Sponsored by the New Jersey State Library.