Westfield Historical Society First Wednesday Luncheon

October 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Echo Lake Country Club
515 Springfield Ave
Westfield, NJ 07090

Westfield Historical Society First Wednesday Luncheon – A Failed Russian Revolution: The Battleship Potemkin Mutiny
As part of the The Westfield Historical Society’s First Wednesday Luncheon series, Dr. Carole Shaffer-Koros, will present a talk on “A Failed Russian Revolution: The Battleship Potemkin Mutiny” on October 4th, 2017. The event will begin at 12PM at the Echo Lake Country Club, located at 515 Springfield Avenue, Westfield.
Dr. Shaffer-Koros is Professor Emerita of English and History and Founding Dean of the School of Visual & Performing Arts at Kean University. She taught full-time for thirty-eight years and part-time for six years in the Departments of English, Spanish, History and Music. Until recently, she taught as an adjunct in the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies program at Kean. She is a scholar in American Literature and has written and published on such figures as Edith Wharton, Edgar Allan Poe, Gwendolyn Brooks and Nathaniel Hawthorne as well as major writers from around the world.  Dr. Shaffer-Koros holds a BA in Spanish from Douglass College, Rutgers University, and an MA and PhD in Romance Languages from the University of Pennsylvania. She has been working on a long-term project on alchemy in the works of nineteenth century American authors, especially Poe and Hawthorne.  She has taught over 25 different courses, including Literature and Film of the Holocaust and currently serves as Treasurer of the Edith Wharton Society, the International Poe Studies Association and the Genealogical Society of the West Fields. She is also a member of the Planning Board for the International Hawthorne and Poe Conference to be held in Kyoto, Japan, in June 2018.
Those wishing to attend the luncheon may make a reservation by calling Mary at 908-233-2930, by noon Friday, September 29th, 2017. The luncheon fee of $35 (WHS members) or $40 (non-members) includes a three-course meal, coffee/tea, and gratuity. The luncheon fee may be paid at the door. Westfield Historical Society memberships will also be available at the luncheon.
Echo Lake Country Club is at 515 Springfield Ave, Westfield, NJ. For Echo Lake County Club dress code information, visit: http://www.echolakecc.org/club.
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