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NJIT Professor To Speak at Branch Brook Park

NJIT Professor Neil Maher will discusses the emergence of the urban park movement in the U.S. and the importance of Frederick Law Olmsted and Essex County’s Branch Brook Park in a free talk set for April 12, from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Cherry Blossom Visitors Center in Branch Brook Park.  The Center is located near the Mill Street entrance. 

He’ll focus on how Branch Brook Park connects contemporary concerns about the environment with the environmental reformers of the past when industrial growth first threatened American identity and public health.

This program is free of charge with funding from the Essex County Local History Grant Program, the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, and in partnership with the Branch Brook Park Alliance, Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience, and the Essex County Environmental Center.