1st Friday: Food for Thought
Join us each month for lively and engaging talks presented by curators, educators and other experts. Aimed at adult learners, specialist and non-specialist alike, explore the New Jersey State Museum’s current exhibitions in depth. A perfect lunchtime break.
All gallery talks are FREE of charge and gather on the Museum's 1st floor. Talks begin at 12:10 pm and finish by 12:50 pm. No reservations are required. However, the talks are not intended for large groups. Group tours can be scheduled by reservation for anytime during normal operating hours. Visit our Exhibition Tours page for more details.
To learn more about 1st Friday Gallery Talks, call 609-984-2586 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cultures in Competition: Indians and Europeans in Colonial New Jersey
June 7, 2013
Join Karen Flinn, Assistant Curator, Archaeology & Ethnography Bureau, through a tour of the exhibition which provides a view of the seventeenth-century Dutch, Swedish and English competition to start colonies within what is today New Jersey and to develop a successful fur trade with the Indians who were living here.
The visitor is given the opportunity to view this exciting period of history through Native American and European objects produced during this fierce competition. The impact of the Europeans’ arrival and eventual settlement on the lifestyle of the Indian inhabitants is also presented through early documents and historic maps and drawings.