Yes! In My Backyard Lecture Series featuring Neil Maher, Thursday, April 12th, 4-5:30pm

NJIT Professor Neil Maher discusses the emergence of the urban park movement in the United States and the importance of Frederick Law Olmsted and Essex County Branch Brook Park. Find out how a place like Branch Brook Park connects contemporary concerns about the environment with the environmental reformers of the past when industrial growth first threatened American identity and public health.

It will be held on Thursday, April 12th from 4:00pm to 5:30pm in the Essex County Cherry Blossom Visitors Center at Essex County Branch Brook Park, Newark, NJ. The Cherry Blossom Visitors Center is located near the Mill Street entrance.

This program is free of charge with funding from the Essex County Local History Grant Program, the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, and in partnership with the Branch Brook Park Alliance, Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, and the Essex County Environmental Center.