Name Tom Ainsworth
Topics SOS Morro Castle-The Asbury Park Titanic; Belleau Wood USMC Entirely; The Lindbergh Kidnapping-The Real Story; The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire- March 25 1911; John Brown - The Abolitionist's Bloody Hand; Drill, Drill and More Drill-Daily Life of the Civil War Soldier; A Terrible Beauty -The Easter Rebellion 1916; Viva Zapata - The Mexican Revolution; The IWW in the Great Paterson Silk Strike; Lizzie Borden took an Axe- Or Did She?; Murder Most Malicious- Eight New Jersey Stories; Slavery in New Jersey- Our Secret History; Clara Barton and Florence Nightingale- Angels of the Red Cross; Arlington - Our Stolen Hallowed Ground; Jersey Valor- NJ Medals of Honor; America's First War against Jihaad- The Barbary Pirates; The real "Sopranos" -Organized Crime in NJ
Payment $200 - $400 Travel Negotiable
Address 1545 Paterson Plank Rd, Apt D , Secaucus NJ 07094
Phone 201-636-6869 Email tainsw1863@aol.com Website  
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Tom Ainsworth has a BA from Kean University in Speech-Theatre-Media. He is a Military History Specialist and his interests include Reenacting, Theatre and War Gaming. Perhaps it was just fate that Tom Ainsworth was born on "Flag Day" June 14th... Raised in a Military family he became immersed in and enthralled by our Nation's History. Bitten by the acting bug; he graduated from Kean University with a Degree in Speech-Theatre-Media. A wide spectrum of roles from Shakespeare to Yeats; followed and earned Tom solid reviews. Tom spent 20 years as a Civil War Reenactor living both Union and Confederate impressions. His superb storytelling and encyclopedic knowledge of campaigns and personalities were soon recognized by event coordinators. Tom was and remains; a sought after narrator at many of the largest national reenactments. His speaking voice and knowledge of tactics and history are natural assets in making history LIVE! Currently Tom is a Senior Systems Analyst with Canon Business Solutions in Lyndhurst NJ. Much in demand he speaks throughout the Northeast on historic and literary topics alike. Civil War Preservation Trust, Society of Military Historians.
Name Linda J. Barth
Topics Did you know that for more than 170 years, the Delaware and Raritan Canal has meandered across the narrow waist of New Jersey? Did you know that the D&R was one of our nation’s most successful towpath canals, carrying more tonnage in 1866 than the more famous Erie Canal? Did you know that Johnson & Johnson, Roebling, and Fleischmann’s Distillery all had their start along the D&R? And did you know that the canal provides the people of central New Jersey with both a water supply and a premier recreational facility?
Payment Negotiable Travel Anywhere in New Jersey or nearby states
Address 214 North Bridge Street, Somerville, New Jersey 08876
Phone 908-722-7428; 908-240-0488 Email barths@att.net Website  
Book(s) The Delaware and Raritan Canal; The Delaware and Raritan Canal at Work; Bridgetender's Boy; Hidden New Jersey
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Linda Barth is no stranger to the Delaware & Raritan Canal, having grown up in the canal town of South Bound Brook. For over two decades she served on the board of the Canal Society of New Jersey and, with her husband Robert, has led canal tours throughout the Northeast. The Barths enjoy cruising (at the leisurely pace of 5 miles per hour) on the historic canals of England, Scotland, France, Canada, and other countries. The author of many canal and travel articles, Mrs. Barth has served as the curator of the Mule Tenders Barracks Museum on the banks of the D&R Canal in Griggstown, New Jersey. A retired teacher, she has written two books on the D&R Canal for Arcadia Publishing. Her children’s picture book, Bridgetender’s Boy, was published by the National Canal Museum in 2005.
Name Joan Berkey
Topics Early Architecture of Cape May County NJ (covers the years from ca. 1690 to ca. 1850); Lost Architecture of Atlantic and Cape May Counties
Payment $100 Minimum Travel 50-80 miles, No further north than Mercer and Monmouth counties
Address 707 N. Delsea Drive, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Phone 609-861-2208 Email Joan123B@aol.com Website  
Book(s) Early Architecture of Cape May County New Jersey: The Heavy Timber Frame Tradition; my book retails for 39.95, but I sell it for $35 at book signings. It was published by the Cape May County Historical and Genealogical Society in 2008.
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I have been an architectural historian since 1981 and spent the past 10 years intensively studying the oldest buildings in southern New Jersey, particularly first period (ca. 1690-ca. 1730) structures in Cape May county. The result of this research led to my first book, Early Architecture of Cape May County, NJ (2008) which examines the heavy timber frame (also known as post-and-beam) structures built before the Victorian era. I prepare nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, help municipalities create historic districts, and do intensive-level historic research on a variety of historic buildings, most of them located in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, and Burlington counties.
Name Joseph G. Bilby
Topics New Jersey's Civil War Experience, including books by the NJ Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee, as well as others, including a history of NJ's African-American Civil War soldiers and the recently published "Monmouth Court House: The Battle that Made the American Army."
Payment $150-$300 Travel 90 miles; Expenses depending on distance
Phone 732-539-1666 Email JGBilby44@aol.com Website  
Book(s) "New Jersey Goes to War" and "New Jersey's Civil War Odyssey" NJ Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee $20 each
"Freedom to All: New Jersey's African-American Civil War Soldiers"; Longstreeet House $20
"Monmouth Court House: The Battle that Made the American Army" Westholme Publishing, $26.
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Joseph G. Bilby received his BA and MA degrees in history from Seton Hall University and served as a lieutenant in the First Infantry Division in Vietnam in 1966-1967. Mr. Bilby is retired from the New Jersey Department of Labor and currently part time Assistant Curator of the New Jersey National Guard and Militia Museum in Sea Girt, New Jersey and a free lance writer and historical consultant. He is the author, editor or co-author of fourteen books and over 400 articles on New Jersey history and folklore, military history and Outdoor subjects in both Internet and print venues, has lectured widely on those subjects and is a columnist for The Civil War News and New Jersey Sportsmen News. He is publications editor for the New Jersey Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee and editor of and contributor to New Jersey Goes to War, a book on 150 of the state’s Civil War era personalities and New Jersey’s Civil War Odyssey, an anthology of New Jersey Civil War essays covering the period between the 1850s and the 1961 centennial. Both books were published by the official New Jersey Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee.
Name Dr. David A. Cowell
Topics Dining in the 19th Century, Achieving Artifical Light: Technological change, Lighting Devices and the Civil War; reexamining the Irish Famines of 1845-51; the Great Road, Bloomfield Avenue and Early Capitalism in New Jersey; Staffordshire Pottery
Payment $150 plus trans. Travel New Jersey
Address 29 Brookside Avenue, Caldwell, N.J. 07006
Phone 973-226-1733 Email dcowell@drew.edu Website  
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Former Cureator, Zenas Crane homestead, West Caldwell, President, Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association, President Advocates for New Jersey History, Historic Preservation Action Committee, Professor of Political Science Emeritus, Drew University, Director, Drew Univ. Semester in London, International Seminars in Ireland, Egypt, Summit Antiques Center, Pt. Pleasand Antiques Emporium, President, Assoc. Antiques Dealers of New Jersey, Manager, Harding Township Antiques Show, Mennen Arena Show
Name John Fea, Ph.D
Topics Philip Vickers Fithian: A New Jersey Diarist and the America Revolution; The Greenwich Tea Burning: History and Memory in a New Jersey Town; The Religious Beliefs of the Founding Fathers; Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?; The Power to Transform: Teaching and Studying the Past; A Presbyterian Rebellion: The American Revolution in the Mid-Atlantic; Class Matters at the Jersey Shore: What Your Beach Choice Tells You About Your Family History; The Religious Development of Southern New Jersey, 1767-1800.
Payment Negotiable Travel Anywhere in New Jersey
Address Dept. of History, Messiah College, 1 College Ave, Grantham, PA
Phone 717-766-2511 x2253 Email jfea@messiah.edu Website  
Book(s) The Way of of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian and the Rural Enlightenment in America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008), paperback, $20. Was America Founded as a Christian Nation: A Historical Introduction (Westminster/John Knox Press, 2011), paperback, $25.00
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John Fea (Ph.D, Stony Brook University, 1999) is Associate Professor of American History and Chair of the History Department at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. Fea has written extensively for both scholarly and popular audiences and maintains a very active speaking schedule to historical societies, libraries, colleges and universities, and churches. You can learn more about him at www.philipvickersfithian.com

John is the author of The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian and the Rural Enlightenment in Early America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008), Was America Founded as a Christian Nation: A Historical Introduction (Westminster/John Knox Press, 2011) and co-editor of Confessing History: Explorations in Christian Faith and the Historian's Vocation. (University of Notre Dame Press, 2010). He is currently at work on a book on the Greenwich Tea Burning, tentatively titled "The Greenwich Tea-Burning: History and Memory in a New Jersey Town." He is also working on a book about the American Revolution in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania titled "A Presbyterian Rebellion: The American Revolution in the Mid-Atlantic."

John's essays and reviews on the history of American culture have appeared in The Journal of American History, The William and Mary Quarterly, The Journal of the Early Republic, Explorations in Early American Culture, the New Pantagruel, The Cresset, and Common Place. He has also written for the Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Daily News, Houston Chronicle, Austin-American Statesman,m Harrisburg Patriot News, Salt Lake City Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, and other newspapers. He blogs daily at The Way of Improvement Leads Home.

John has been a fellow at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and the Lilly Fellows Program at Valparaiso University. His work has received funding from the American Philosophical Society, the New Jersey Historical Commission, the Louisville Institute, the McNeil Center, the David Library of the American Revolution, and the Spencer Foundation. His book The Way of Improvement Leads Home received awards from the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. He is also a former winner of the New Jersey Historical Commission's Driscoll Prize for his dissertation, "Rural Religion: Protestantism and Community in the South Jersey Countryside, 1676-1800."
Name Raymond Frey, Ph.D.
Topics Petticoats at the Polls: NJ Women Fight for the Right to Vote; The Pine Barrens; Ten Best-Kept Secrets of NJ History; Behind the Mountains: Washington's Winters in NJ; New Jersey's Ethnic Heritage; From Crushing Rocks to Concrete Houses: Thomas Edison's Failed Dream
Payment $150 Travel 50 Miles
Address 231 Beaver Run Road, Lafayette, NJ 07848
Phone 908-852-1400 ext. 2277 Email freyr@centenarycollege.edu Website  
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Professor of History, Centenary College. Author, New Jersey: A Journey of Discovery. New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance Teaching Award, 2007. New Jersey Historical Commission Award of Recognition, November 2008 . New Jersey Governor’s Award for Distinguished Achievement in History and Civics, June 2009
Name Kathleen P. Galop, Esq
Topics The Olmsted Legacy in New Jersey; The Creation of Branch Brook Park; The Development of County Park Systems
Payment $350 Travel Princeton area and north.  Also, NYC area.
Address Preservation Possibilities, 18 Bank St., Summit, NJ 07901
Phone 908-517-1064 Email kpgalop@att.net Website  
Book(s) Branch Brook Park.  Arcadia Publishing Company.  $20.
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Kathleen P. Galop, Esq. serves as Principal of Preservation Possibilities, an historic preservation consulting firm based in Summit, NJ. A practicing attorney since 1972, Galop has extensive experience and a national reputation in the administration of historic preservation projects. Kathleen is a frequent speaker on the “The Olmsted Legacy in New Jersey”, “The Creation of Branch Brook Park” and the “Development of County Park Systems”.

Knowledgeable in the preparation of State and National Register Nominations, Galop prepared the nomination which placed Branch Brook Park on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. At the present time she is preparing the Register Nominations for Briant Pond Park in Summit, NJ and she served as a Consultant to the Friends of Anderson Park for the preparation of the Nomination of Anderson Park in Montclair, NJ.

She served as a Consultant to NJN Public Television in the development of a Documentary Film on Branch Brook Park – Legacy of the Gilded Age which has aired locally and nationally since 2003. She is also a contributing author to the Encyclopedia of NJ (Rutgers University Press) having researched and written the entry for “county parks”.

In 2007 Kathleen co-authored a book on the history of Branch Brook Park (Newark, NJ) which was published in August 2007 to coincide with the 140th Anniversary of the Park. Her other writings on Branch Brook Park have been published by the National Association for Olmsted Parks, the Branch Brook Park Alliance and Hofstra University in its Social Science Docket. She served as a Consultant to NJN Public Television in the development of a Documentary Film on Branch Brook Park – Legacy of the Gilded Age which has aired locally and nationally since 2003.

Kathleen received a John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Research Grant and a White House Historical Association Grant to conduct an historic preservation research project on Jacqueline Kennedy. Her resulting research on “Jacqueline Kennedy’s Historic Preservation Legacy” was published in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s forum Journal in May 2006. ”. Kathleen was the Luncheon Speaker for Save America’s Treasures at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the National Trust for Historic Preservation where she presented her research on Jacqueline Kennedy in an informative Power Point presentation outlining the contributions “Jackie” made to historic preservation as First Lady

Galop served as a Trustee of the New Jersey Historic Trust from 1991 to 1996 and is a founding Trustee of the National Association for Olmsted Parks based in Washington, DC.

Galop received her J.D. degree from The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1971 and her B.A. degree in History from Caldwell College for Women in Caldwell, New Jersey in 1968.
Name Walter D. Greason
Topics New Jersey's Resort Towns; Civil Rights in the Garden State; Sprawl, Taxation, and Community
Payment Negotiable Travel 100 Miles
Address 95 Jefferson Ave, Jeffersonville, PA 19403
Phone 610-631-1887 Email waltergreason@yahoo.com Website  
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Dr. Walter Greason is an Assistant Professor of American History and Coordinator of the African American and Africana Studies Program at Ursinus College. His research on the history of New Jersey in the twentieth century demonstrates the importance of understanding family and community in national and international context. Dr. Greason is also the Senior Research Historian for the Court Street School Education Community Center in Freehold, New Jersey, where he supervises the Marion Russell Library and Archives about African American life in New Jersey history.
Name Priscilla E. Hayes
Topics Feltville/Deserted Village of Watchung Reservation; Crater Lake History/Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area
Payment Negotiable Travel New Jersey
Address 3 Trellis Way, Robbinsville, NJ 08691
Phone 609-651-1544 Email hayes@aesop.rutgers.edu Website  
Book(s) A Feltville Book is in progress
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Name Sharon Hazard
Topics Long Branch, New Jersey in the Golden Age when presidents, entertainers, business tycoons and vacationers visited this beautiful city by the sea. Mary Todd Lincoln visited in 1861, President Ulysses Grant owned a summer cottage nd President Garfield came here to recuperate from bullet wounds inflicted by an assassin. He died in the Eleron section of the city as death knolls rang from the nearby St. James Chapel, now called the Church of the Presidents.
Payment $300 Travel anywhere in New Jersey or New York
Address 269 Park Avenue, Long Branch, New Jersey, 07740
Phone 732-222-8398 Email sharonhaz@aol.com Website sharonhazardauthor.com
Book(s) Long Branch in the Golden Age, Tales of Famous and Fascinating People; The City Beyond the Bluff, the Life and Times of Long Branch; Historic Photos of Newark.
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Sharon Hazard is a New Jersey-based author/researcher specializing in historical topic. She is a member of the Author's Guild and the American Society of Professiona Journalists and Authors.
Name Evelyn Hershey
Topics In the winter of 1913, more than 24,000 men, women and children marched out of Paterson, New Jersey's silk mills calling for decent working conditions, an end to child labor, and an eight-hour day. The 1913 Paterson Silk Strike and other workers struggles brought about reforms in the workplace broadly enjoyed by Americans. Talk topics include labor struggles through history, child labor, and the domestic life of the Botto family and other immigrant families of the Paterson silk mills.
Payment $100 Travel New Jersey & Metropolitan Area
Address 83 Norwood St., Haledon, NJ 07508
Phone (973) 595-7953 Email labormuiseum@aol.com Website www.labormuseum.net
Book(s) Around Haledon: Immigration and Labor by Angelica M. Santomauro and Evelyn M. Hershey, Arcadia Publishing, 2008.
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Evelyn M. Hershey is the Education Director of the American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark, whose mission is to advance public understanding of the history of work, workers and the labor movement, with special attention to the ethnicity and immigrant experience of American workers. Evelyn earned a BA and MA from Rutgers University.
Name Michael Krakowski
Topics "Bruno Richard Hauptmann's Handwritten Autobiography"; "Hauptmann's Unique and Individual Small x"; "Dr. Condon's Telephone Number in the Closet"; "Proof of Only One Writer of all the Lindbergh Ransom Notes"; "Handwriting Evidence of a German Writer"; "Anonymous Letters and Disguised Handwriting."
Payment $250-$450 Travel Negotiable; Tri-State Region
Address 24 Krumb Street Sayreville, New Jersey 08872
Phone 732-651-0246 Email qde52@yahoo.com Website  
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Michael Krakowski, B.A., Rutgers University, is a court qualified Forensic Document Examiner, specializing in handwriting identification, in private practice for over twelve years. He received his questioned document training and certificate from the National Questioned Document Association Dallas, Texas. He also completed the questioned document section and police photography section at the American Institute of Applied Science. He is a member of the National Association of Document Examiners, National Questioned Document Association, and the American College of Forensic Examiners. Mr. Krakowski is owner and operator of Document Solutions in Sayreville, New Jersey. He has recently concluded a lengthy and painstaking research of the disputed handwriting issues in the Lindbergh kidnapping case and is an authority on the handwriting in this legendary and controversial criminal case.
Name Judith Krall-Russo
Topics Blueberries - New Jersey's Wonder Fruit; Peachy Keen - Peaches in New Jersey; The Jersey Tomato from Cherry to Beefsteak; The New Jersey Cranberry; Apples - Dumplings, Cider, and Jack; Food and Fun Along the Jersey Shore
Payment Depends on program Travel 75+ miles, expenses
Address PO Box 515 Fords, NJ 08863
Phone 732-985-2486 Email judith@teafoodhistory.com Website  
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Judith Krall-Russo is a Food Historian and Certified Tea Specialist she has presented programs throughout New Jersey. Detailed information can be found on her web site - www.teafoodhistory.com. Ms. Krall-Russo has contributed to the following publications; "County Woman"; "Gastronomica"; "Tea, A Magazine".
Name Glenn LeBoeuf
Topics Ten Moral Moments In The Life Of Abraham Lincoln. "The Rise Of Lincoln:1831-1860" "The Lincoln Family In The White House" "A House Divided: The Marriage Of Abraham & Mary Todd Lincoln" "Lincoln & God" "The Marriage Of Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt" "Eleanor Roosevelt: A Woman Triumphant"
Payment Negotiable based of time of day, and distance. Travel 300 miles, NYC,Philly, Gettysburg, Wash. D.C.
Phone 908 -938- 5518 Email glennwleboeuf@msn.com Website www.lethistorylive.net
Book(s) CDs of my various talks on Lincoln. $12.00 each
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Glenn W. LeBoeuf, age 56, Monmouth College, 1976 (History) Taught Social Studies in New Providence, N.J. 1977-1979. Historical lecturer and speaker 1984-present. Organized largest Civil War Reenactment ever in 1998 with over 22,000 reeancators outside Gettysburg. Member of Abraham Lincoln Association, Lincoln Group Of New York, Civil War Preservation Trust and Phi Alpha Theta (history honor society) Spoke at the Civil War Institute in 2007 on "Leadership Lessons From The Battle Of Gettysburg". See: www.lethistorylive.net
Name Dr. Peter Lubrecht
Topics Civil War: NJ Butterfly Boys(3rd NJ Cavalry); 11th NJ Infantry or Dear Sister, They Shot us all to Pieces; Civil War Chaplains; the Hysterical Tyrannical Booth Family; Lincoln Goes to the Theater; Shakespeare as we knew Him; German-American: Germans in New Jersey 300 years; The German 48ers; Carl Schurz
Payment Negotiable Travel Negotiable
Address 29 Maple Terrace, Stanhope, NJ 07874
Phone 973-527-4713 Email olpete.lubrecht@optonline.net Website www.olpeteshistoryalive.com
Book(s) The New Jersey Butterfly Boys: 3rd NJ Cavalry-The First American Hussars; History Press Signed Copy 20.00/ Germans in New Jersey a History: History Press
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Peter Lubrecht has presented internationally, and is joining the ranks of first person interpretation is requested to do so. Meet Lincoln's Actor Friend Joseph Jefferson or General Carl Schurz, or a German Civil War cavalry man each accompanied with a "Magic Lantern" or an Elizabethan Actor colleague of William Shakespeare
Name Kristina Myers
Topics Alice Paul was one of the most influential women in America, leading the final fight for women’s suffrage and championing equal rights for women through most of the 20th century. Yet most people are unaware of the pivotal role this Mount Laurel native played in procuring the political rights American women now enjoy. This PowerPoint presentation and discussion explores Alice Paul’s life, her roots in the New Jersey Quaker community, and her work for women around the world.
Payment $250 Travel Anywhere in NJ or Greater Philadelphia region; Expenses negotiable
Phone 856-231-1885 Email kmyers@alicepaul.org Website www.alicepaul.org
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Kris Myers, Director of Heritage and Outreach, has been with API since 2004. She is responsible for implementing and managing API’s Women's Heritage Program including tours, presentations special events and educational workshops. She serves as a speaker on Alice Paul at locations throughout New Jersey and manages both the Alice Paul Institute and New Jersey Women’s History websites. Myers received her M.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and has a B.A. in History with a concentration in Women’s Studies from Rowan University.
Name Sandra Moss M.D., M.A. (History)
Topics Mainly for medical groups:
Long odyssey of babesiosis: New Jersey’s contribution to infectious diseases
Treating renal disease in New Jersey
Dialysis pioneers of New Jersey
Floating kidneys: a century ofnephrosptosis and nephropexy (or: The ups and downs of the floating kidney
The early treatment of eclampsia in NewJersey
The sphygmograph: A Newark pioneer incardiovascular technology
The sphygmograph in America: writing thepulse
The power to terrify: eclampsia in nineteenth-century American
The doctor as weatherman: medical topography in nineteeth-century New Jersey
History of hemodialysis
The Country Practitioner: Ellis P.Townsend’s Brave Little Medical Journal
Yellow fever experiments in Cuba: Walter Reed and others (includes Clara Maass)
Joseph Stickler:the New Jersey doctor who would be Koch -- and Jenner too
History of diabetes
Predicting soundness: arterial tension, life insurance, and the sphygmograph
General and medical group interest
A New Jersey physician in the Kingdom ofSiam
New Jersey radiology: the first decade
Take oxygen and die; take arsenic andlive (presentation to mystery writers)
James Still and the regulars: the struggle for legitimacy (African American healer/NJ)
John A. Kenney,M.D., and the North Jersey Medical Society: Taking on Jim Crow (African American/NJ)
Newark's Civil War hospital.
Pestilence across the Delaware: yellow fever epidemics of the 1790s in New Jersey
Ironclad fever: A New Jersey doctor’s Civil War
Fountains of youth: New Jersey water-cures (other similar presentations: Serpentine streams and pulsating power: The water cure and hygeiotherapy in NJ; Homeopaths and hydropaths: Holistic health in New Jersey)
Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle and the white plague (TB)
Doc Holliday:Dentist at the OK Corral
Courses (can be adapted for single presentations)
Great men and great moments in medicine
Medicine and the military
Payment No Travel anywhere in New Jersey
Address 33 Eggert Avenue, Metuchen NJ 08840
Phone 732-549-5843 Email sandra.moss3@verizon.net Website  
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I am a retired internist with a degree in the history of medicine. My speaking engagements have included the Hermitage, Nassau Club in Princeton, Princeton Historical Society, Institute of New Dimensions in Bergen County, the Medical History Society of New Jersey, the Raritan Yacht Club (history of naval medicine in the Civil War), the American Osler Society (an organization for historians of medicine), the American Association for the History of Medicine, the annual meeting of New Jersey historians, a local veteran's group, Sisters in Crime (a group for crime writers interested in poisons), and physicians' groups. I have contributed close to thirty articles to a wide variety of medical and historical journals, including several New Jersey history publications as well as book reviews to H-Net New Jersey online. In addition, I have contributed articles to the New Jersey Encyclopedia, the Encyclopedia of Plague, Pestilence, and Pandemics, the recently released World History Encyclopedia, and Social Science Docket. I am past president of the Medical History Society of New Jersey and vice president of the American Osler Society. All my presentations include PowerPoint illustration (I bring a computer, projector and requisite electronics).
Name Billy Neumann
Topics Historic Preservation, Historic Preservation at the street level, Architect Edgar I. Williams, William Carlos Williams and his hometown of Rutherford, NJ, Preserving Photography and Photographic Materials, Document Digitization and Preservation for today, The Assistant Photographer and Commercial Photography as a Career, Promoting Local History through publishing, Paterson: A Walk Through History, Rutherford, NJ, History of Southern Bergen County, General Robert Erskine Minemaster and Mapmaker of the Revolution, Revolutionary War in Southern Bergen County, Downtown History and Development, Early History of Fairleigh Dickinson University, How to Develop an Exciting Walking Tour
Payment Negotiable Travel Almost anywhere; 100 miles
Address 96 Carmita Ave Rutherford, NJ 07070
Phone 201 939-0370 Email fotogbill@aol.com Website www.NeumannPhoto.com
Book(s) Rutherford: A Brief History by William Neumann, pub. 2008 The History Press. Contributing author to Revolutionary Bergen County / The Road to Independence, pub 2009 The History Press.
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William “Billy” Neumann will tell you first that he is a life-long resident of Rutherford, NJ. He is the third generation to reside in a home that was once the main house of the large Beard family farm. For more than half the year he sleeps outside on the home's open air porch and tends to a garden that has continually yielded a harvest for over 135 years. He is past chairman of Rutherford’s Historic Preservation Commission and serves on other New Jersey historic committees including Bergen County’s Historic Preservation Advisory Board. He has produced guided tours of Rutherford, Paterson, and New York City as such he is a huge advocate of preserving local history by documentation, photography, oral recitation and writing and anything else. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Paterson Habitat for Humanity and has pro-bono affiliations with libraries, public radio and arts organizations. Neumann is a commercial photographer in New York City and claims to be able to "teach anyone, anything about photography." Since 1985 he has produced award winning images of business leaders, celebrities and politicians. He also has continuously documented the beauty of the Borough of Rutherford and its evolving history. See his photography website at www.NeumannPhoto.com
Name Kate Nearpass Ogden
Topics Art & Artists of New Jersey (various periods, various media). Examples include: 19th century landscape painters; 19th century portraits; New Deal artists; Architecture in New Jersey; gravestone imagery; New Jersey history in paintings; early modern art in NJ; contemporary artists of NJ.
Payment Negotiable Travel 100 Miles; Prefer South/Central NJ; will go farther on occasion.
Address Stockton College, PO Box 195, Pomona, NJ 08240
Phone 609/652-4406 Email kate.ogden@stockton.edu Website www.artofnewjersey.net.
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Kate Nearpass Ogden is an Associate Professor of Art History at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (12 miles from Atlantic City), where she teaches American Art, Modern Art, and the History of Photography. Her latest passion is her course The Art of New Jersey and its related website, www.artofnewjersey.net.
Name Kevin Olsen
Topics The Hackensack and Passaic Rivers, history and navigation. Pure Drinking Water for New Jersey, Employing the State of the Art Science of 1876. Jamaica Bay As New York City's Conflicted Backyard: Recreation And Refuse, Transportation And Trash, Wetlands And Wastelands, History of the Montclair and Greenwood Lake Railroad
Payment None Travel Northern New Jersey, Central New Jersey, Southern New York State
Address 1 Shady Terrace, Wayne, New Jersey, 07470
Phone 973-604-8042 (home) Email OlsenK@Mail.Montclair.Edu Website  
Book(s) A Great Conveniency, A Maritime History of the Passaic River, Hackensack River, and Newark Bay.
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Kevin Olsen is a lifelong resident of New Jersey and an avid student of the state's history. He has a Bachelor's degree in chemistry from Plymouth State College of the University System of New Hampshire and a Master's degree in chemistry from Montclair State University. Kevin has been a field archaeologist in New Jersey and New York City. He has worked at the Monksville Reservoir in Ringwood, New Jersey, and the Barclay Bank Project in lower Manhattan. He was been a volunteer at the Van Riper Hopper House Museum and the Dey Mansion Museum. He has also served as an officer of the North Jersey Highlands Historical Society. Kevin's articles on New Jersey History have appeared in the HIGHLANDER and the Encyclopedia of New Jersey. He regularly publishes articles about New Jersey's scientific history in THE INDICATOR, the news magazine of the North Jersey Section of the American Chemistry Society. Kevin is the instrumentation specialist on the support staff of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department of Montclair State University. He is also a member of the university's Passaic River Institute. He is pursuing a PhD degree in Environmental Management and his research specialty is contaminated estuarine sediments.
Name Donald Johnstone Peck
Topics "The Historic Peace Conference of September 11, 1776" Other topics related to central New Jersey American Revolutionary War history may be developed to suit the ocassion.
Payment Negotiable Travel Beyond 50 miles beyond possible with expenses
Address Old Stone Cottage, 893 Main Street, Fords, NJ 08863
Phone 732-738-5522 Email clausenco@aol.com Website  
Book(s) A SPIRITED WAR- George Washington and the Ghosts of the American Revolution in Central New Jersey, publisher American History Imprints, Franklin, TN, www.americanhistoryimprints.com (at time of lecture the book's price is $20.00.
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Alumnus of Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, Class of 1961, with a major in history and French, including additional studies in political science at the Institute of Political Studies of the University of Paris, France, 1960. Graduate studies include French at Columbia University, New York City, 1961 and theology at Drew University, Madison, NJ, 1977. Professionally, President and CEO of The Clausen Company, Inc., Fords, NJ, a leading manufacturer of automotive refinishing products for the automotive aftermarket and Past President of the National Association of Autobody Filler Manufacturers, 1983-1986. Non-professionaly, Trustee for the League of New Jersey Historical Societies, immediate Past President of the Raritan-Millstone Heritage Alliance, Inc., Somerset, NJ, Life member and President Emeritus of the Proprietary House Association, Perth Amboy, NJ, member of The Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of New Jersey
Name Yusuf JP Saleeby, MD
Topics Medicine & Surgery in the Am. Civil War.
Payment Negotiable Travel Depends on distance
Address 410 Lakeshore Dr., Bennettsville, SC 29512
Phone 912 656 2297 Email ymsaleeby@gmail.com Website www.saleeby.net
Book(s) I have authored a book on Adaptogen Herbs. "Wonder Herbs: A guide to three adaptogens" (Xlibris, 2006)
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I am a physician, author and collector of medical antiques. I am also a member of the Society of Civil War Surgeons and am for the observance of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War giving lectures on "Medicine & Surgery during the Am. Civil War." It is a hour to 1.5 hr. lecture with an amazing PowerPoint presentation. It covers the practice of medicine and surgery, pharmaceuticals, instruments, prostheses, techniques and statistics regarding morbidity and mortality during the conflict. I discuss the contributions of some memorable surgeons, such as Drs. Letterman, Moore, McGuire and Augusta. I also cover the Union's Sanitation Commission, Pavilion (General) Hospitals, the ambulance service and Hospital Trains. I would like to be added to your list of speakers in your Speakers Bureau.

Additionally, I am offering a small portion of my medical antique collection (some 40 - c.1860's books and instruments) pertaining to the civil war to be placed on display for one to 2 months at the locations in which I am invited to lecture.

My lecture at the Horry County Public Library in Conway, SC recently was very well received and the collection is on public display for the month of April. Should you want additional information on my availability during the years of 2011 through 2015, please inquire by reply email or calling me on my mobile (912) 656-2297.

I also speak on other topics involving Disaster Prep and Integrative Medicine. For more on me visit www.saleeby.net

Dr. Saleeby is a 1991 graduate with a medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta Georgia. Upon completion of post-graduate training at East Carolina University School of Medicine in Greenville, North Carolina, he relocated to Savannah, Georgia to practice emergency medicine. Dr. Saleeby has practiced medicine since 1992 outside of training and is licensed in the states of Georgia and South Carolina, Virginia and North Carolina. From 2000 until 2006 he was appointed as co-medical director of the Emergency Department at Liberty Regional Medical Center, Hinesville, GA. In 2007 he took over as the medical director of the Emergency Department at Marlboro Park Hospital in Bennettsville, SC. He held post as occupational physician at the Juliet Gordon Low Federal Building's Federal Occupational Health center for 6 years while in Savannah.

Dr. Saleeby has established one of the premier telehealth online companies and a DAT lab testing site that offers affordable healthcare to the public. Dr. Saleeby practices Emergency Medicine is medical control for the SC Urban Search & Rescue Task Force-1.

Dr. Saleeby also founded VSN (www.vitasanus.com) in 1998 thus formulating a line of nutraceuticals for his anti-aging practice. This company was sold in late 2006 to another healthcare provider. He also held a post as adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Nursing at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia. Currently he serves on an advisory board for American Fitness magazine and the Aerobic & Fitness Association of America (AFAA). Additionally he is on the medical advisory board for Beachbody.com.

Dr. Saleeby is a regional speaker on topics of integrative and preventive medicine and has been published widely. He writes medical and health related articles for regional and national journals (JIVE magazine, Enigma, Tea Experience Digest) and maintains a blog on healthcare issues.

The journal American Fitness regularly publishes articles and he is the health writer for a tea journal. He has been quoted in the New York Times, Cortlandt Forum and on regional TV and radio stations. He published his first book in print in early 2006 entitled “Wonder Herbs: A Guide to Three Adaptogens” available on online bookstores and his web site.

Dr. Saleeby had also participated in Olympic style Weightifting with Team Savannah for several years and has earned top place finishes in his 94Kg Masters group at the Georgia Games and Team Savannah Open competition in 2002 & 2003 and took the Silver Medal in the 2004 Senior Master Nationals.
Name Janet Sheridan
Topics Colonial Timber Framing in Southwestern New Jersey: The Cultural Implications of Structural Logic; Marshalltown: A lost African American landscape in Salem County; Owl's Nest: A du Pont country estate in Delaware; Reuben Cuff's domestic landscape; Recording buildings and landscapes: A methods primer; Greek Revival in Salem, NJ.
Payment Negotiable Travel 90 Miles
Phone 856 469-4116 Email jlsheridan@verizon.net Website http://sheridanpreservation.com/
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Founder of Preservation Salem, Inc. in 1990, and a preservation consultant since 1996, I earned my M. A. in Historic Preservation from the University of Delaware in 2007. Since then I have been researching the cultural landscape of southern New Jersey from a material culture perspective, particularly vernacular buildings and landscapes. As a consultant, I specialize in graphic documentation, cultural resource survey and National Register. I am a member of the Vernacular Architecture Forum and delivered a paper on colonial timber framing in southwestern NJ at the 2010 conference. I have received three grants from the New Jersey Historical Commission to research African American resources in Salem County: the 1798 home of Reuben Cuff, a nationally significant figure, and Marshalltown, an early nineteenth-century free-black settlement.
Name James T Schulte Sr
Topics 18th Century Tavern Life; Pattern End Brick Homes of Western New Jersey; New Sweden Colony; New Jersey the Province Years East V West ( 2 part series)
Payment Negotiable Travel Mid Atlantic Area; Travel Expenses May Be Required
Phone 856-217-0420 Email jschultesr@verizon.net Website  
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I am cuurently President of Preservation Salem County incorporated, I have done extensive studies on the above topics. I received my B.A. in History from Rutger's University and my M.A. in Historic preservation from Delaware State University . I m cuurently a doctoal candiddate in History at Delaware state university
Name Anthony Waskie
Topics General George G. Meade and his N.J. Lighthouses
Payment None Travel  
Address 2345 E. Dauphin St; Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone 215-204-5452 Email andy.waskie@temple.edu Website  
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Civil War Era Historian. Professor at Temple University. Historian at Grand Army of the Republic Museum & Library, Philadelphia. Member of Board of Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia; Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association. Founding member: Civil War History Consortium of Philadelphia; Union League of Philadelphia; Co-Director of Civil War & Emancipation Studies at Temple (CWEST). Founder & President of the General Meade Society of Philadelphia. Member of the New Jersey Civil War History Association. Pennsylvania Commonwealth Speaker on General Meade; Philadelphia and the Civil War. Researcher; author, lecturer on history related topics. related web sites http//isc.temple.edu/awaskie www.garmuslib.org www.generalmeadesociety.org
Name Maureen K. Wlodarczyk
Topics Genealogy and family history research; Irish history and roots; DNA testing for genealogical purposes;
Payment Negotiable Travel 50 miles
Address Central New Jersey
Phone 908-616-5821 Email maureenwlodarczyk@gmail.com Website www.past-forward.com
Book(s) Past-Forward: A Three-Decade and Three-Thousand-Mile Journey Home (Outskirts Press)
Young & Wicked: The Death of a Wayward Girl (UltraMedia Publishing)
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Maureen Wlodarczyk is an admitted and unrepentant history and genealogy addict. She is an officer and genealogical researcher with the Flannery Clan organization based in Dublin, Ireland and is a member of the Irish American Writers and Artists organization and the Genealogical Society of New Jersey. Maureen managed to squeeze in a career as a senior operations manager in commercial banking and finance. Maureen has helped many people research and discover their own family history and ancestral roots and offers her genealogical services to the public upon request.

Maureen is the author of two non-fiction historical stories of 19th century life in New Jersey. The first, “Past-Forward: A Three-Decade and Three-Thousand-Mile Journey Home” is the story of her 30-year search for her beloved grandmother’s Irish roots and the discovery of nearly 200 years of family history in Ireland and America. The second, “Young & Wicked: The Death of a Wayward Girl,” is the true story of a young, star-crossed criminal couple who lived in Jersey City in the late 1800s and later fled to the Bowery where one of them died and the other, a second cousin of Maureen’s great-grandmother, was accused of the murder.

Maureen has a blog (http://www.past-forward.com/blog) with additional genealogical and historical stories. She also writes a twice-monthly column titled “Hudson Then . . . Again” for the River View Observer (Hudson County NJ).
Name John Zinn
Topics Early Baseball in New Jersey (1855-1870); The Thirty-third New Jersey Civil War Regiment; Other New Jersey Civil War topics
Payment None Travel Pretty much the entire state - the further from North Jersey, some payment for travel expenses would be helpful
Phone 973-857-1028 Email jzinn84@comcast.net Website www.zinnbooks.com
Book(s) The Mutinous Regiment: The Thirty-third New Jersey in the Civil War
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Chairman of the Board of The New Jersey Historical Society. Chair of the New Jersey Civil War 150th Anniversary Committee. website - www.zinnbooks.com has full biographical information
Name Melissa Ziobro
Topics The history of Fort Monmouth, NJ's military history; the evolution of communications-electronics, etc.
Payment None Travel Negotiable
Address 532 Montgomery Ave, Toms River, NJ 08757
Phone 732 532 6322 Email melissa.ziobro@hotmail.com Website  
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EDUCATION: Master of Arts in United States History, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey; Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey

• Historian, March 2004 to present
U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Life Cycle Management Command, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey
• Adjunct Professor, September 2007 to May 2009
Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey
• Museum Intern, January 2003 to June 2003
Fort Hancock Museum, Sandy Hook, New Jersey

“A National ‘Black Brain Center’ Nestled in Post-WWII NJ,” 25th Annual New Jersey History Conference, Trenton, NJ, November 2008.
“’The Simple Headquarters of a Grant or Lee Were Gone Forever:’ Gender Integration as an Exigency of Modern Warfare,” 5th International Peace History Society Conference, Georgian Court College, NJ, October 2007.
“Team Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance in Southwest Asia,” Conference of Army Historians, Arlington, VA, August 2007.
• “’Pollyanna’ Perseveres: An Analysis of the Coping Mechanisms Employed By Women Integrating Into the U.S. Army during WWII,” 9th Annual Women’s History Conference, Sarah Lawrence College, NY, March 2007.
“’Skirted Soldiers’ Get the Message Through: An Analysis of the Gender Integration of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, World War II,” 15th Annual Women and Society Conference, Marist College, NY, November 2006.

• “Fort Monmouth, NJ: From Signal to CECOM LCMC,” in Social Science Docket, publication date TBD.
• “The Communications-Electronics Command Life Cycle Management Command tied to Signal Corps,” in Army Communicator, June 2010 Vol. 35 No. 2.
• “Fort Monmouth, New Jersey,” in On Point: The Journal of Army History, Spring 2009 Vol. 14 No. 4.
“AMC CG’s family, fort past, connected,” in Spectra, February 2009 Issue 2.
• “This Manifest Indignity: Hollywood’s Portrayal of the Gender Integration of the Armed Forces in the World War II Era,” in Performing Difference: Representations of the 'Other' in Film and Theater, University Press of America: 2008.
• “William Blair,” in Christopher Sterling, ed., Military Communications from Ancient Times to the 21st Century,” Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2008.
I have also published several dozen articles in the Fort Monmouth newspaper, the Monmouth Message (printed circulation: 9,000 copies), the Aberdeen Proving Ground newspaper, the APG News (printed circulation: 8,900 copies), and the Fort Gordon newspaper, the Signal (printed circulation: 14,000 copies).

AWARDS include the U.S. Army CECOM Command Sergeant Major’s Coin for Excellence; Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Civilian Service; U.S. Army Commander’s Coin for Excellence; First Place, U.S. Army Keith L. Ware journalism competition; and the Department of the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service.