MANALAPAN – This will be Lighthouse Week at the Monmouth County Library where three lighthouse and shore point programs will once again be featured by popular demand.
From Tuesday, June 22, historian Nicholas Wood’s presentation on the twin lights of Navesink in Highlands will once again be presented virtually, this time at 7 p.m. Parks and Forestry and will highlight some of the historical events in and around the Highlands, where the historic lighthouse is located.
On Wednesday, June 23, historian Mary Rasa, who worked as a museum curator as well as a park warden for the National Park Service for nearly two decades, will present a program on women lighthouse keepers, including one who served locally and who resided in Monmouth County. . Rasa explores the unique government domain that was one of the first to be open to women.
On Thursday, June 24, naturalist Jim Peck will present the stories of the Shorelines and the Bay at Sandy Hook as well as Cape May and Island Beach State Park. Peck was the director of education for the American Littoral Society and has spent years educating the public about the fragility of the unique coastline along New Jersey.
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Each of the programs is available to click and view on the Library’s website and all are offered free of charge. Internet access is required. Visit MonmouthCountyLib.org and scroll down to the Upcoming Events column to read information on how to access the programs.
“The staff at our Monmouth County Library have done an outstanding job throughout the Covid pandemic,” said County Commission Lillian G. Burry, the County Liaison with the Library. “They have offered virtually every one of these programs over the last few months and are re-presenting them because there has been so much demand. These three programs, highlighting all that is wonderful and historic about our coastline, will be presented on consecutive nights and all will begin at 7 p.m. It’s a great time to find out more about what we have here on our own coastline.
For more information on all programs and hours of operation for the Monmouth County Library and each of its branches, visit the library’s website at www.MonmouthCountyLib.org.