Library to Host 'Dining With History' Lecture

Program looks at region's historic eateries

The following announcement was submitted by the Teaneck Public Library: 


Phil and Jean Jaeger will give a PowerPoint presentation called “Dining With History” at the Teaneck Public Library on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 10:30 A.M., as part of the Isabelle & Sol Hermalyn  Lecture Series.

The program focuses on many restaurants, mostly in New Jersey, but several in neighboring states, that began life as long ago as the 1700s.  In every case the building itself is an important part of New Jersey’s heritage whether it originally was a stagecoach stop, railroad station, school, castle, private residence or other historic structure.  The program includes not only the origins of many of New Jersey’s notable dining establishments, but also views of the restaurants as they appear today.  Additionally, nearby attractions of interest are also highlighted.

Jean is a retired first grade teacher.  She was a member of the Cedar Grove Board of Education for six years, serving three years as president.  Jean is secretary of the Cedar Grove Historical Society and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an organization of key women educators.

Phil, a retired mathematics teacher, is the author of two books:  Montclair: A Postcard Guide to Its Past and Cedar Grove.  He is a trustee of the Cedar Grove Historical Society and a former trustee of the Passaic County Historical Society.

In the years since Jean and Phil Jaeger retired from teaching they have spent considerable time both researching and photographing New Jersey’s history, resulting in a number of slide shows on various aspects of our state’s past including the Morris Canal, Passaic River, Castles, Mills and Deserted Villages.

The public is welcome to attend this free program to be held in the library auditorium and to the coffee and socializing session that precedes it at 10:00 A.M.  The library is located at 840 Teaneck Road at the corner of Cedar Lane in Teaneck.


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