Lecture series event returns to Roebling Museum

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Photo Courtesy of the Roebling Museum

The Roebling Museum is scheduled to host a special event that will include a book discussion and signing with a first-time author.

The Roebling Museum’s Saturday Lecture Series will present a book discussion and signing with photographer and new author, Dave Frieder. As the culminations of 20 years of his life’s work, the newly published, “The Magnificent Bridges of New York City,” is Frieder’s homage to the incredible structures that have served as the centerpieces of his photography.

Frieder’s book talk will begin at 1 p.m. on Oct. 26, followed by a small reception and book signing. Books can be purchased in advance or at the event at from the Roebling Museum’s gift shop. List price is $60. Space is limited, so advanced registration is recommended. Those with advanced reservations will have preferred seating. Walk-ins will be seated as space is available.

General admission for the event is $7; admission for museum members is $6.

“It is easy to take New York City’s bridges for grants,” Chief Engineer James Starace, of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said in a statement. “They are often seen merely as structures, whose sole purpose is to get us from one place to another as part of our daily travels, while the details of their grandeur go unnoticed. Dave Frieder’s photographs bring New York City’s bridges to life by capturing the inherent beauty of these historic engineering landmarks.

“Whether it’s the arch of the Bayonne Bridge, the intricate cabling of the Brooklyn Bridge or the iconic steel towers of the George Washington Bridge, Dave Frieder’s photographs reflect the magnificence in these timeless structures,” Starace added.

About the Author:
Frieder has climbed 20 of New York’s great bridges. He studied under John Sexton, personal assistant to Ansel Adams and Jeff Nixon, workshop assistant to Ansel Adams and Morley Baer, a well-known photographer who has extensively photographed the Big Sur coast of California. Frieder is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers.

About the Roebling Museum:
This is the Roebling Museum’s 12th year of operation. Founded in 2007, the museum is a nonprofit, industrial history organization, focused on the engineering innovations of John A. Roebling, designer of the Brooklyn Bridge; the wire rope industry he founded; and the history of the company town of Roebling.

The Roebling Museum received an Operating Support Grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State. Additional support provided by PSE&G Foundation, Investors Foundation, MKM Foundation, Ellis Family Foundation, the Dean and Jenny Fund, C.&S. Finch Moore Charitable Fund, NJM Insurance, MKM Foundation/ Standing Stones Fund, and Roma Bank Community Foundation.

The Museum is located at 100 Second Ave., Roebling. Ample parking is available in the museum lot off Hornberger Avenue, adjacent to the Roebling River Line parking area. The River Line has a Roebling stop just behind the museum. Visitors are encouraged not to park on 2nd Avenue, on the residential side of the building.

For more on this and other upcoming Roebling Museum programs, events, group tours, facility rentals and volunteer opportunities, call the museum at 609-499-7200 or visit its website at www.roeblingmuseum.org.