Lambertville students, residents conduct ‘Dialogue About History’

(L to R) Storey Baldwin, Patrick Artur, Amos Marley and Ethan Sirak visit the James Wilson Marshall House

Lambertville-area students and residents recently reflected on feminism, the Flood of 1955, the tumultuous 1960s and other issues for an interactive dialogue about local history in the context of national issues curated by the Lambertville Historical Society for its 2019 scholarship program.

South Hunterdon Regional High School (SHRHS) students posed questions about important subjects from the 1950s through the 70s, and residents who lived in the Lambertville area during that time replied. The students then reacted to the residents, indicating whether the answers surprised them or changed their understanding of Lambertville and their topics.

Featuring insightful analyses, remarkable recollections and powerful observations about politics, the dialogue can be browsed by topic online.

SHRHS Senior Ethan Sirak was awarded a $500 scholarship as part of the program. After the written dialogue was completed, four of the students and their families visited the James Wilson Marshall House to meet residents who had answered their questions.

Separately, Lambertville Historical Society announced a new video which invites the public to visit the James Wilson Marshall House and introduces the museum to people who can’t visit or walk up to the second floor. The video was produced with local talent: Rob Bell of Green Birdie Video filmed and edited; Amy Raditz narrated; and JB Kline contributed music.

The Lambertville Historical Society promotes, inspires and encourages the preservation and appreciation of Lambertville’s architecture and history through education, community involvement, and preserving and maintaining the James Wilson Marshall House.


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