Learn About Roxbury’s History At The Library

Local history comes to life at the Roxbury Public Library on Sat., March 25 at 11 a.m. Join us as local resident Russ Vanderbush discusses what life was like growing up in Kenvil in the 1950s. Learn what has changed and what has remained unchanged over time.

Learn about the Port Morris section of Roxbury Township, once a thriving transportation hub, on Sat., March 25 at 1 p.m. When the Morris Canal was built, providing a path for iron ore barges from the western part of New Jersey to Newark and Jersey City, Port Morris was a stop along the route. As canal traffic was replaced by the railroad, Port Morris became a major hub for the DL&W. Join us as local residents Scott Beale and Lois Bredesen showcase some of their memorabilia and discuss the history of this historic area of Roxbury Township.

Join at the Roxbury Public Library on Mon., March 27 at 6:30 p.m. as Dr. Gillian Hettinger offers a firsthand look at the experience of living as a woman in Saudi Arabia.  While completing her doctorate in the early 90s, her husband accepted a job in Riyadh, and she took a leave from her teaching position to join him there.  Her talk will be about her personal experiences living in the Middle East for almost four years from a western woman’s perspective, her initial impressions, the day-to-day encounters and the lasting memories.

For all events, registration is requested. To register, call the library at 973-584-2400 ext. 501 or e-mail comments@roxburylibrary.org.

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