The City of Linden will
celebrate its 150th year anniversary of incorporation in 2011. An
exciting year-long celebration is in the works for 2011, including
events, exhibits, and much more.
The newly formed Linden Society for Historic Preservation, in
conjunction with the Linden Cultural and Heritage proved a resolution
establishing the Linden Society for Historic Preservation, and along
with a volunteer committee, will be responsible for planning the City’s
In recognition of the City’s 150th Anniversary, the Committee would like
to encourage Linden residents to share their personal stories, memories
and historic photos about the city of Linden, New Jersey.
“The Linden Society for Historic Preservation’s Mission is to educate,
celebrate and commemorate that which is of historical value and
significance, and to strive to preserve it. The Committee will plan a
year that will honor the City’s past, most recently and significantly
the city’s 150th anniversary, and prepare it for the future by
celebrating its unique and storied past, and extraordinary future
potential,” states Society president and Celebration co-chairperson
Lauren Pancurak Yeats.
The Society’s goals will be to honor the City’s past and leave a legacy
for future generations and celebrate and commemorate the history and
culture of Linden, New Jersey.
Councilman Richard Koziol and Society liaison adds, “We will nurture and
create opportunities for a variety of educational, civic, faith-based,
and business organizations to participate and celebrate the Celebration.
We’ll also develop programs and activities that will educate residents
about Linden’s history, and support events that will provide educational
outreach to residents and those outside of the community.
According to the Society’s charter, initial trustees will be chosen by
the Mayor and by City Council, but all citizens who love history and
enjoy learning unique facts about their hometown are welcomed to join.
The Society will meet periodically to discuss plans to promote the
city’s anniversary. Meeting dates will soon be established and posted on
TV-36 and online, and everyone who is interested in preserving and
celebrating Linden’s proud history is welcomed to become involved.
Please watch for details on upcoming events and displays around Linden.
For more information, please contact Councilman Richard Koziol at
email@example.com, or on Facebook at ‘Linden Society for
Historic Preservation.’ Or call 908.217.7419.
The first meeting of the Linden
Society for Historic Preservation Trustees. (Standing L-R) Councilman
Richard Koziol, Dennis Purvis, Paul Werkmeister, Christine Hudak, Molly
Lenz, Lauren Yeates Pancurak, Mayor Richard Gerbounka, Steve Zielinski.
(Seated) Maryanne Dorin and Doris Henel. Trustees not present for photo
are Harvey Thorn and Nora Mislan.
The founding Society President is Linden
author and distinguished historian Lauren Pancurak Yeats, author of
Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America’ and “Making of America” series
on Linden, NJ.