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Celebrate the History and Heritage of the Lenape People

July 2, 2014

Experience the culture and history of the Lenape People as the Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission presents a lecture entitled Celebrate the History and Heritage of the Lenape People.
This lecture, to be given by Claire Garland, Director of the Sand Hill Indian Historical Association, will cover the history and heritage of Lenape communities found in the northeastern region of the U.S.
It will address the societal changes that took place as a result of European Lenape interactions, noting an historic perspective of these encounters throughout the history of the “New World” and continuing on into modern times.
Using records, letters, logs and reports, Ms. Garland will enhance awareness of diversity and dispel myths and misinformation, aiming to make known the immense American Indian culture embedded in our society today.
This free program is scheduled to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19 at East Jersey Olde Towne, 1050 River Road in Piscataway.
“I commend The Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission for making this program available to our residents,” said Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, chair of the County’s Business Development and Education Committee. “Programs like this always attract residents because it’s nice to see history and tradition come to life.” 
“Our Cultural and Heritage Commission fills a special role, connecting our residents to our history and culture through education and entertainment,” said Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “I encourage you to check out their outstanding programming.”  
Celebrate the History and Heritage of the Lenape People is offered free of charge, however registration is required and seating is limited. To register, call 732-745-4489. Persons with hearing impairments may call 732-745-3888 (TTY users only), or 711, the New Jersey Relay System.
East Jersey Olde Towne is a fully accessible site.  An Assistive Listening System is available and will be in use during the program. An American Sign Language interpreter can be provided without charge with a two-week advance request. 
The program is funded in part by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of the Department of State.
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