Upcoming Events

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

February 6, 2020, 12:30pm – A Proud Heritage – African American Presence in Hopewell Valley & Surrounding Regions) & If These Stones Could Talk Book Lecture, Hillsborough Senior Citizens Chapter A, Hillsborough Township Municipal Complex, 379 S. Branch Road, Hillsborough, NJ

February 10, 2020, 7pm – If These Stone Could Talk Book Lecture and Q&A, Princeton Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ

February 16, 2020, 4pm – Seldom Told Stories: Black History and D&R Presentation and Q&A, ACME Screening Room, 25 S. Union Street, Lambertville, NJ

February 18, 2020, 7pm – If These Stone Could Talk Book Lecture and Q&A, Mary Jacobs Library, 64 Washington Street, Rocky Hill, NJ

February 22, 2020, 11am to 2pm – 5th Annual Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum (SSAAM) Gospel Brunch, Hopewell Presbyterian Church 80 W. Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ

February 28, 2020, 8am to 2pm – A Proud Heritage – African American Presence in Hopewell Valley & Surrounding Regions PowerPoint Presentation

February 29, 2020, 4pm – Union Baptist Church, 301 Pennington Road, Trenton, NJ

SAVE THE DATE! April 29, 2020 – African American Women and the Vote, Sankofa Collaborative Workshop, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ – stay tuned for updates!

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

Past Events

On October 21, 2019, Elaine Buck (l) and Beverly Mills (r) co-presented “Authentic Assessment of Inquiry about African-American History” with Dr. Cynthia Assini, District Social Studies Supervisor of Hillsborough, NJ at the Council for the Social Studies (NJCSS) Annual Fall Conference for K-12 Social Studies Teachers.
  • 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