MCHS Offers Author Presentation And New Book On American Presidency

Join Dr. Nicole Yanoso, Assistant Professor of History at the College of Saint Elizabeth, on Wed., Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. as she presents her new book “The Irish and the American Presidency,” and leads a guided tour of the Morris County Historical Society’s exhibit Race to the Finish: Newspaper Coverage of Presidential Elections, 1789-2008.

According to Yanoso, The Irish and the American Presidency showcases the Irish as a potent force in American presidential politics, while also providing a unique and comprehensive perspective on American presidential history.

“The Irish and the American Presidency” will be available for purchase and signing. Space is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance. The cost is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students, and free for MCHS members. Contact the MCHS at 973-267-3465 or MCHSAcornHall@gmail.com for more information and to purchase tickets.

This presentation is offered as part of MCHS’s Jeanne H. and William C. Watson Memorial Speakers Series, in honor of our first Executive Director, Jeanne Watson, 1980-1996.

The Morris County Historical Society, founded in 1945, is a member supported 501 (c)3 organization whose mission is to discover, preserve, promote, and interpret the history of Morris County and New Jersey as it relates to Morris County through events, programs, exhibits, publications, and preservation advocacy.

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The MCHS receives operating funds from the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey Historical

Commission, and project/preservation grant funding from the New Jersey Historic Trust, 1772 Foundation, and Morris County Historic Preservation Trust. The MCHS was also awarded a Sandy Disaster Relief Grant for Historic Properties by the New Jersey Historic Trust, with

funds provided by the Historic Preservation Fund of the National Park Service to the NJ State Historic Preservation Office.

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