Learn How We Got Our Parks


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Skating on Verona Park Lake in the early 20th century

The early 20th century was marked by Thomas Edison’s experiments, the proliferation of automobile travel, World War I–and the growth of the Essex County Parks system. You can learn what they all have in common this Wednesday at a talk given by Verona resident Kathy Kauhl.

“Progressive Parks for a Progressive Era: The Essex County Park System 1910-1920” will be hosted by the Cedar Grove Historical Society at the Cedar Grove Public Library on Wednesday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Kauhl, an archive specialist for the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, will speak about the park system in a dramatic time of growth and change. You can learn how the events of the early 20th century impacted the parks during the decade, and into the future.

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The talk is free and open to all. The Cedar Grove Public Library is located at the municipal plaza by the fire house on Pompton Avenue near Bowden Road.

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