Explore NJ’s Native Americans At Bass River State Forest

Lake Absegami (Photo courtesy of YouTube)

BASS RIVER – As part of the 2017 “Lectures at the Lake” series at Bass River State Forest, “Native Americans of New Jersey” will be presented by Monmouth University Professor Richard Veit on Saturday, July 22 at the Lake Absegami breezeway at 8 p.m.

This highly colorful presentation provides an introduction to New Jersey’s Native Americans – the Lenape and their predecessors – from their arrival in the state 12,000 years ago to the present. Professor Veit will use data from art, archaeology, folklore and history to examine and illustrate their lives and their influence on the state.

It is recommended to bring insect repellent, a flashlight and something to sit on. The Lake Absegami breezeway is ADA accessible. Attendance is free, but donations to the Bass River State Forest Interpretive Program are welcome.

For more information, or to receive a 2017 summer program schedule, contact the Forest Office at 609-296-1114 or njparksandforests.org.

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Sara Grillo served as the Assistant News Editor/Writer at Micromedia Publications in 2017. She has lived in numerous areas within Monmouth and Ocean Counties for the past 9 years. Grillo studied Journalism and Communication Arts at Ramapo College and has held positions in Marketing, Public Relations and Sales prior to writing for Micromedia. She left in October of 2017 to pursue creative writing.