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February 8, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco III The Board of Chosen Freeholders
The Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs The Division of Disability Services
present the 2018 Artists with Disabilities Art Exhibition. Including artwork from Bergen organizations: The Arc of Bergen and Passaic County, Life Opportunities Unlimited, Spectrum for Living. Mediums include acrylic paintings, photography and collage.
February 8, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bergen County Administration Building
Join the Bergen County Executive, James Tedesco III, the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the African American Advisory Committee for the 2018 Black History Month program. Arnold Brown, historian, will present: "They Sacrificed to Abolish Slavery" - African Americans from Bergen County, NJ in the United States Colored Troops during the American Civil War. There will also be a 5th Floor Black History Month Exhibit and refreshments after the program.
February 8, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Ramapo Reformed Church
John A. Gronbeck-Tedesco, Associate Professor of American Studies at Ramapo College of NJ, will examine the vast changes taking place in U.S. immigration between 1880 and 1930. Immigration policy intersected with fears and demands involving labor, religion, politics, and biological fitness. In the process, immigrants reshaped the American nation in the communities they inhabited, this pattern is reflected in Mahwah and the rest of NJ. The state remains a fitting microcosm of the transformations taking place on the national landscape while bearing nuances unique to region. Refreshments served afterwards. Hosted by Mahwah Museum, 201 Franklin Tpke. It currently features the new exhibits Kilmer: The Man and WWI Sarajevo to Versailles and the continuing exhibits Mahwahs Herstory: The Changing Roles of Women in Mahwah’s History, and Medicine in Mahwah. Permanent exhibits include Les Paul in Mahwah and The Donald Cooper Model RR. Museum is open weekends and Wednesdays 1-4 pm.