Posts Tagged "history"

An Evening with Christina Baker Kline

Posted by on Mar 1, 2018 in | 0 comments

Join us at The Prallsville Mills on Thursday, March 1st, 2018 for a talk and signing with New York Times Bestselling Author of Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline. She will be discussing her latest novel, A Piece of the World, a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World. A portion of proceeds from tonight’s event will support The Prallsville Mills. The unique, 10-building historic complex includes an 1877 grist mill, a 1790 linseed oil mill, an 1850 saw mill and a 1900 grain silo. Join us on March 1st and step back in time both real and imagined. Tickets are $40 each and include a copy of A Piece of the World. Purchase your ticket...

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Author Jason Bost Discusses Race in America at Prallsville Mills Event

Posted by on Nov 5, 2017 in author, books, In The News | 0 comments

Race in America isn’t a simple black and white issue for Jason Bost, author of White Nigger. His new autobiography shares intimate details of what life was like for him growing up bi-racial in impoverished America. A teen dad, high school dropout and convicted drug dealer, Bost eventually finds his way to a career as a successful entertainment industry executive, eventual law school graduate, and college professor. This is an explosively emotional and inspirational journey exploring the ups & downs of growing up bi-racial in America. Born just a few years after the Supreme Court held discrimination against interracial marriage unconstitutional, the author takes you from his time as an impoverished youth, living in a predominantly white neighborhood, to his move to the inner city and predominately black school system. From being called ‘nigger’ in the white neighborhood to fighting daily for being attacked and called ‘white boy’ in the black neighborhoods. From the brutal murders of friends and family members, to providing an insider’s look at the author’s time in the entertainment industry, working on projects that went on to win Grammy Awards and garner numerous Gold, Platinum and Diamond records. This is an American Dream story centered on the direct impact of race in America. “Change requires dialogue. Nothing changes without a conversation, be it with oneself, with a higher power, with a significant other, a neighbor, a community or the world. I am determined to do what I can to further the dialogue about race in this country and I invite anyone interested to join me.” – Jason C. Bost Join Jason Bost for a conversation on race in America on Tuesday, November 14 at 7:30pm at the Prallsville Mills in Stockton. This event is being cosponsored by The Book Garden in Frenchtown and the Hunterdon County Anti-Racism Coalition. To reserve a copy of White Nigger and RSVP, contact@bookgarden.biz; 908-996-2022. The event is free and open to the public; however donations to support Prallsville Mills are encouraged and a portion of proceeds from all book sales will be donated back to Prallsville. The Prallsville Mills complex in Stockton, is considered a significant example of early American industrial architecture that was included on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Today, the Mill proudly features cultural and historic events for the entire community. Visit them online at www.prallsvillemills.org or follow them on...

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Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh in Hunterdon

Posted by on Mar 13, 2016 in | 0 comments

http://www.npr.org/2016/01/18/463503941/the-real-woods-behind-winnie-the-poohs-forest Author Kathryn Aalto comes to the Hunterdon County Library. Her beautifully illustrated book, The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre...

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