Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Author David Veasey to Speak on New Jersey’s Colonial Architecture Told in 100 Buildings

Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 1 pm

Morristown, NJ – As part of its 2016 National Park Service Centennial celebration, Morristown National Historical Park welcomes author David Veasey to its Washington’s Headquarters Museum for an illustrated talk on his book, New Jersey’s Colonial Architecture Told in 100 Buildings.

The talk will be at 1 pm in the Washington’s Headquarters Museum, 30 Washington Place, Morristown, New Jersey. Admission to the program is free. Book sales and signing will follow the program.

Here in New Jersey, the most crowded and developed state in the union, a substantial number of buildings remains from our colonial past, including Washington’s Headquarters in Morristown.

Sandwiched between Philadelphia and New York City, New Jersey often does not get credit for its contributions to colonial and early American life, including its rich and diverse architectural heritage. This diverse architecture reflects its early settlers who were the most varied in all the colonies, except perhaps for New York City. Coming from the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, France, Ireland, Scotland, and a number of English regions, each group of settlers brought its own building traditions.

David Veasey is a life-long New Jersey resident and has given illustrated talks all over the state. He has also written other books about the state. Veasey lives in Morris Plains, and graduated from Drew University, Madison, and holds a Master’s Degree from New York University. Veasey has worked as a writer his entire career.

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