Monday Night Talks Open July 10 at LBI Historical Museum

Jul 05, 2017

If you’re interested in various aspects of the Island’s past as well as other coastal-related topics, the LBI Historical Museum in Beach Haven will hold a series of Monday night talks during the summer. All programs begin at 7:30; admission is free, but donations are welcome.

The opener is on July 10, when longtime wreck diver Bart Malone discusses “Diving on the Wreck of the Andrea Doria.”

On July 17, Wendy Glavis presents “A History of the Spray Beach Yacht Club and Spray Beach.” “The Mystery of Sea Shells and Collecting Them” is discussed by Trish Schuster on July 24.

On July 31, Kathy Lacey will discuss “Terrapins on LBI and the Terrapins Nest Rescue Project.”

Beach Haven Borough Historian Jeanette Lloyd speaks on Charles Beck and Beck’s Farm on Aug. 7. Beck’s innovative skills led to the construction of the 1914 Causeway Bridge, the formation of the Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club and the conversion of Sherbourne Farm to a historic showplace.

Ron Marr, LBI historical association president, gives a talk on “World War II on LBI” on Aug. 14, and Schuster returns to discuss “Horseshoe Crabs: Older Than Dinosaurs” on Aug. 21.

For the final program, on Aug. 28, Mike Egolf presents “The Loss and Rediscovery of the Titanic.”

For more information, call the museum at 609-492-0700 or log onto lbimuseum.com. E.E.

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