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Events for Tuesday November 13, 2018

Light & Life in the Colonies Tour, Old Barracks Museum

Tuesday November 13, 2018
6:45 PM

Tour the Old Barracks Museum in the evening twilight to discover first-hand how light and darkness affected daily activities, work, and entertainment in the 18th century. The Museum will open at 6:45 PM and tours will begin at 7 PM on Tuesday, November 13 & Tuesday, November 20.

Availability of light varied among social class and rank. This 45 minute tour is not simply "Barracks-by-night", but instead focuses on life after sunset before electricity. See how access to light was dictated by social standing and rank by comparing the candles available in the soldiers' quarters and the officers' house. The tailor's shop in the museum will show how the work day was impacted by sunlight.

Admission is $10; $5 for members of the Old Barracks Association. Tours are limited to 15 people per tour. For more information, visit or call 609-396-1776.

NOFA-NJ Book Club

Tuesday November 13, 2018
7:00 PM

Book Club: Silent Spring  

Brick Farm Market, 65 E Broad St, Hopewell, NJ 08525 - All welcome, free to attend. Please let us know you can make it:

Rachel Carson inspires passionate concern for the future of the planet and all living organisms in Silent Spring by providing real-life examples of the effects of DDT on wildlife, domestic pets, and even humans. This landmark book of the twentieth century was instrumental in launching the environmental movement. The outcry after its publication resulted in the ban of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in water, air, and land laws. Calling for individuals to question what the federal government put into the environment,Carson spent years researching and documenting the mistreatment of powerful chemical pesticides and defending her analysis until her death in 1962. Silent Spring aimed to change the direction of science and technology and demand answers and accountability.

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