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Posted on: August 2, 2023

Haunted History of New Jersey


Join historian Greg Caggiano for a look at the "other side" of history. As a seasoned paranormal investigator, Greg has always been interested in things that go bump in the night at historic sites in New Jersey. He has served on two museum boards over the years, both of which were haunted! Profiled in this presentation will be a Royal Governor's former residence, a Victorian mansion, a house with Revolutionary War notoriety, a cemetery, legendary road, and even a college campus. And what would a Halloween-themed talk be without a visit from the Jersey Devil? History and myth intertwine in this spooky program.

Registration is required! Please register online or call 732-634-4450.

Greg Caggiano is an award-winning historian, lecturer, writer, and consultant. He holds a degree in history from New Jersey City University and NJ State teaching certifications in history and elementary education. Since 2014, Greg has worked as an instructor for Brookdale Community College in their Lifelong Learning department and as a field guide for their Ocean Institute on Sandy Hook, which focuses on local marine life, maritime history, and the history of the US Military’s presence at Fort Hancock. In 2022, Greg was given the Invitational Lecture Grant Award by the Friends of Lifelong Learning for his presentation titled "Ernest Shackleton and the Age of Antarctic Exploration".

Greg's writing has been featured in Weird N.J. and the history magazine Garden State Legacy. He has also been quoted or linked in the New York Daily News, New York Times, Texas Monthly, Lancaster New Era, and Asbury Park Press. Greg is frequently interviewed for local history columns in two area newspapers, the Two River Times and The Journal. Non-writing related, he is an avid hockey fan, coaching the sport at several schools and institutions for more than a decade.

This project is supported by funds from LibraryLinkNJ as part of the Level Up Your Library mini-grant program. LibraryLinkNJ and its services are funded by the New Jersey State Library.

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