Historical Society of Bloomfield Presents ‘The Morris Canal in Bloomfield’ and Book Sale

Morris canal mapThe Historical Society of Bloomfield will present The Morris Canal in Bloomfield slideshow presentation on Tuesday, March 22.

The slideshow of historic maps and photographs explores why the Morris Canal was important to the development of Bloomfield, why it is an important historic resource today, what remains of the canal and recent developments to interpret and preserve the canal as part of the statewide Morris Canal Greenway effort. The Morris Canal has been on the State and National Registers of Historic Places since 1974 and the Bloomfield section was recently designated Morris Canal Greenway by the Township.

The program was developed by Historical Society Trustee, Rich Rockwell for Bloomfield’s Bicentennial in 2012 and has been updated and enhanced with participation from the Bloomfield Recreation Department and the Morris Canal Greenway Committee in celebration of the Historical Society of Bloomfield’s 50th anniversary.

There will also be a Book Sale at the event, and attendees can stock up on the historical books of Bloomfield.

The Morris Canal in Bloomfield slideshow presentation
Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30 pm
Bloomfield High School Auditorium, 160 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ
FREE & open to the public.

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  1. A perfect pairing with Rich’s slide show is the Morris Canal Greenway Hike through Bloomfield on Saturday, April 30, 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM.

    “Three mile hike conducted by Rich Rockwell and Ron Rice following the path of the Morris Canal through Bloomfield and bus ride to additional sites where the canal is still intact. This hike will include a newly reclaimed section of the canal at Oak Tree Lane made possible by Eagle Scout candidate Julian Londono and Troup 22.
    Reservations are required. $5.00 donation requested to cover the cost of the bus and 20 page handout with historic photos and color maps. To reserve a space, email MorrisCanal@gmail.com

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