Press Release

For Immediate Release: May 9, 2011

Explore the Lighthouses of New Jersey with Author Trish Chambers at Trailside Nature & Science Center, May 19

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Community Renewal announce an interesting lecture for adults at Trailside Nature & Science Center: “Lighthouses of New Jersey.”

On Thursday, May 19, from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., adults 18 and older will be whisked away to coastal New Jersey by author Trish Chambers as she shares information on the 11 New Jersey lighthouses featured in her book, “The New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge.”

“This intriguing lecture on the lighthouses of New Jersey, part of the Adult Workshop Series, demonstrates Trailside’s commitment to provide interesting topics for adults,” said Freeholder Daniel Sullivan, liaison to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. “It also is an opportunity for adults to better understand New Jersey history and some of the Garden State’s most iconic symbols: its lighthouses.”

The audience will be treated to stories and folklore surrounding each lighthouse, along with the family histories of the keepers of the lights. Through Trish’s engaging presentation, the audience will hear about a unique annual event, when lighthouse enthusiasts visit all of the lighthouses accessible to the public in one weekend.

Pre- registration is required for this lecture and the fee is $8 per person for Union County residents and $10 per person for out-of-county participants. To register for this lecture, or for information about any other programs or upcoming events at Trailside, call 908-789-3670 or visit us at www.ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature & Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road (at Coles Avenue) in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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