Upcoming Events

Meet the authors of If These Stones Could Talk, and learn more about African American history at an upcoming event:

Somerset County’s Weekend Journey Through the Past – October 12 and 13, 2019. The Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum will be a featured site. Visit www.schistoryweekend.com for details.

NJ Council for the Social Studies (NJCSS) Annual Fall Conference for K-12 Social Studies Teachers – October 21, 2019. We will be co-presenting “Authentic Assessment of Inquiry about African-American History” with Dr. Cynthia Assini, District Social Studies Supervisor of Hillsborough, NJ. Visit the NJCSS website for details.

Date to be announcedFranklin Township Public Library – “A Proud Heritage” presentation and book signing.

For more information on upcoming events, please click here to contact Elaine Buck via email.

Past Events

  • June 17, 2019, Book signing and presentation at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, America Boulevard, Pennington, NJ – book signing.
  • A conversation with Henry Louis Gates III at The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • D&R Greenway Land Trust 35th Anniversary Celebration – Elaine and Beverly received the D&R Land Stewardship Award on behalf of their work to preserve NJ history
  • Presentation and book signing at Four Seasons Community Center at Brandon Farms
  • Presentation at Hopewell Valley Heritage Weekend, Hopewell, NJ
  • Book signing at Voorhees High School, Glen Gardner, NJ
  • Presentation for the entire 8th grade class at the Timberlane Middle School in the Hopewell Valley Regional School District
  • Presentation for HIllsborough for the kick off of their 10th grade capstone project
  • Presentation for the entire 4th grade class of the Hopewell Elementary School, Tollgate Grammar School and Stony Brook Elementary School
  • Presentation for the Hunterdon County Municipal Library as part of their lecture series for their 300th Anniversary
  • Interviewed with NJTV, aired on February 26, 2019
  • Interview with PBS Local Channel 39 (Hunterdon County), aired on February 27, 2019
  • Presentation at ETS, Princeton, NJ
  • Presentation at Barnes & Noble for Local Chapter of Jack & Jill of Mercer County
  • Interview with Jeff Edelstein of the Trentonian, published on February 25, 2019 entitled “Two Women, One Book, the Whole History of the African American Experience in the Hopewell Valley Area”
  • Presentation at the Harlingen Reformed Church, Montgomery, NJ
  • Presentation for the Hunterdon County Historical Society
  • Presentation at the Montgomery Township Municipal Building
  • Book signing and presentation at the 1719 William Trent House Museum
  • Participation in a panel discussion at “Lead NJ” at Morven Museum & Garden
  • Participated as guest panellists for book launch of “Gloria Takes a Stand” by author Jess Rinker in Frenchtown, NJ
  • Presentation at the Mt. Rose Distillery for the Hopewell Valley Preservation Commission