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Author on shore amusement parks to speak in Red Bank on Jan. 23

  Author and historian Rick Geffken will discuss his book Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore when the Monmouth County Historical Association will hold its 119th annual meeting on Jan. 23 in Red Bank.

The meeting will be held at the Two River Theater and will start at 7 p.m. The theater is located at 21 Bridge Ave. in Red Bank.

Geffken co-authored with George Severini  on the book that focused particularly on the bygone amusement parks of the Atlantic Highlands, the Highlands and Sea Bright.

All are invited to come and learn how the Jersey Shore became the most famous vacation and recreational destination in the coastal United States. Books will be available for purchase after the lecture.

   The Monmouth County Historical Association’s annual meeting is free and the public is encouraged to attend. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The program will begin at 7 p.m. with a brief business meeting, including the election of trustees, and will be followed by Mr. Geffken’s remarks. Light refreshments will be served.

 In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be held on Jan. 30.

   For more information on special events such as this, visit the association’s website at monmouthhistory.org.

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