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First Wednesday Luncheon Program: Colonial Beaver Trade

  • Echo Lake Country Club 515 Springfield Ave Westfield, NJ (map)

Colonial Beaver Trade

Mr. Kenneth G. Ward is the speaker and his topic will be the 'Colonial Beaver Trade' in the late 16th and 17th century.

This presentation is part of the Westfield Historical Society's First Wednesday Luncheon and will be held on January 4th, 2017 at 12 pm at Echo Lake Country Club. 

In Dutch times the Westfield area was a known habitat for beavers, with a significant portion of the economy reliant on beaver pelts during the early colonial period. Mr. Ward has spoken to many groups over the years regarding the importance of beavers to the region, and how it shaped the relationship between the European settlers and the Native Americans.

Mr. Ward has over 40 years of business and civic experience mostly related to Union County, with a focus on historical societies throughout the county. He served as the Secretary of the Elizabethtown Historical Foundation, Secretary of the New Jersey Historical Society, President and Vice Presidentof the Historical Society Elizabeth and Vice President of the Westfield Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution.

To attend the luncheon please make a reservation by calling Mary Orlando at 908-233-2930, by noon on Monday, January 2nd, 2017. The luncheon fee of $30 (WHS members) or $35 (non-members) includes a three course meal, coffee/tea, and gratuity. Westfield Historical Society memberships will also be available at the luncheon

Echo Lake Country Club is at 515 Springfield Ave, Westfield, NJ.m

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