Effects of the ‘Great War’ in Ocean County Program at Tuckerton Historical Society

Mar 08, 2017

The Tuckerton Historical Society presents a free lecture, “Ocean County and the Great War,” on Saturday, March 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum by Nicholas Wood of the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission. Combining local history resources with a large cache of recently discovered documents at the National Archives, Wood will provide an overview of Ocean County’s participation in the “Great War,” as World War I is known.

Topics will range from Lakewood’s General Hospital #9 and its place as an early center for vocational rehabilitation of wounded soldiers to the forced internment of the German workers who manned the Tuckerton Wireless Station prior to the war.

Wood manages the Arts and History re-grant programs for the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission and provides technical assistance to area nonprofits. He also serves as president of the New Jersey Association of Museums.

The Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum is located at 35 Leitz Blvd. in Little Egg Harbor. Call 609-294-1547. —P.J.

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