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Welcome to the Somerset Hills Branch of AAUW

AAUW is the oldest women’s organization in the USA. Our mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. We have general meetings and various interest groups. Our major fundraiser is our annual used book sale.

All members, even new ones, are encouraged to participate as board members, group chairs, convention attendees, and book sale workers, in order to get the most out of the AAUW experience.

Somerset Hills AAUW Branch Program – November 2016

STRANGER AMONG SAINTS: STEPHEN HOPKINS OF THE MAYFLOWER presented by David Emerson

Stephen Hopkins was no Saint (as the separatist founders of Plimoth Colony referred to their congregation, the Church of Saints), but his previous experience in the New World made him a useful and respected member of the group of New England settlers popularly known as “the Pilgrims.” Find out about the politics, religion, economics, Native American relations, and social life of the first permanent settlement in New England from his unique perspective. 

David Emerson makes his living by being a character. For over 25 years, David has worked at living history museums and as an independent storyteller, teaching history through the eyes of a “person of the past.” He is a veteran of Colonial Williamsburg, Plimoth Plantation, Morristown National Historical Park, and the Old Barracks Museum. David’s academic credentials include graduate study at the College of William and Mary, and he studied at Oxford as an undergraduate. David is a much requested speaker with the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. He resides in Central Burlington County, NJ.

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This program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Join us for an interesting talk on Tuesday, November 15, starting at 7:00pm at the Bernards Township Library. Prior to the program, light refreshments will be served starting at 6:30pm. The meeting is free and open to the public. Encourage your friends to attend. Bring your mug to spare the environment from disposables!

For more information about AAUW, please contact Teri Passarello at 908-313-8421 or info@somersethillsaauw.org.