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100 Years Later: WWI Remembered Through its Monuments
September 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Along with an exhibit of photographs of WWI Doughboy Monuments throughout the State of New Jersey, historian Erik Burro will give a presentation on the history of these fascinating statues. Admission is free and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served. The exhibit can be viewed during the library’s operating hours from September 9th to September 30th, 2019.
A historian living in Burlington County, most of Burro’s business career was spent in corporate communications while he simultaneously pursued a host of projects involving research, exhibitions, presentations, and dramatizations of state, regional, and American history. In support of the American Centennial Commemoration of World War I, he independently researched and photographed the major monuments of the Great War here in New Jersey and surrounding states. He continues to share his findings with the NJ Department of Preservation and his photography is on display at the Rutgers University WWI exhibit in New Brunswick. He continues to provide support for the Armed Services Heritage Museum, Rutgers Radio’s Veterans’ Hour, the All Veterans Memorial in Mt. Olive, NJ, and refurbishment efforts for several doughboy monuments. Burro is founder of Pennjerdel House, Burlington, NJ, a regional advocacy for increasing public awareness and appreciation of local history and preservation throughout the tri-state area.