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Apple Tree House presents: Washington Irving & The Legend of Jersey City

October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


As part of 2018 Apple Tree House lecture series, the Office of Cultural Affairs and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities welcomes guest speakers Luke Boyd and David Goodwin.

Washington Irving is best known for “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” but did you know that some of his short stories were set in Jersey City? Luke Boyd, presenter at The Past Personified, will do a dramatic reading of “Guest From Gibbet Island,” one of Irving’s ghost tales that takes place in modern-day Jersey City. David Goodwin, author and trustee at the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy, will provide analysis of the piece and speak about Washington Irving’s connection to Jersey City.

This FREE lecture will be held at the Apple Tree House on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, and requires early registration due to limited seating and capacity. Please visit the Apple Tree House event page or click here for advanced sign-up.

Special thanks to the City of Jersey City and to our sponsor, the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

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October 25, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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