Learning the facts and events of New Jerseys' history on a daily basis will be the topic of Fred T. Rossi as he presents his historic 2013 JERZEY CALENDAR at the First Wednesday Luncheon of the Westfield Historical Society.
Mr Rossi, a financial advisor and freelance journalist, says he spent 16 years researching all 365 days of Jersey history and part of the past decade conceiving and designing his masterpiece wall calendar, which he says “brings together my love of history and trivia with my affection for my home state, warts and all.
In his 2012 JERSEY CALENDAR, Rossi revealed a slice of the state history dates ranging from today’s milestones to celebrity and pop culture facts. The events stretched as far back as 1524 when Giovanni da Verrazano passed the Highlands on his way into what is now New York Harbor. The calendar included Governor Chris Christie’s decision not to run for president, references to Revolutionary War events, the discovery of Teflon, the invention of the boardwalk, milestones in the early days of aviation plus a variety of feats, oddities and scandals that have helped shape the Garden State’s history.
All those wishing to attend the luncheon are asked to make a reservation by calling (908) 233-2930 by noon, Monday, December 3.