Bergen County Director Of Cultural & Historic Affairs Featured Guest Speaker October 14, 2014
At the Sepember 20th, 2014 premiere of the Fort Lee Film Commission produced documentary, The Champion: A Tale of America's First Film Town at the Golden Door International Film Festival at the landmark Loew's Theatre in Jersey City. L-R Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs Director Cynthia Forster, Producer Tom Meyers, Executive Producer Kris Fraqa, contributor, Nany O'Mallon, Producer John Sikes, Director Marc Perez, Associate Producer Nelson Page, former FLFC Chair Lou Azzollini, Fort Lee Councilman Harvey Sohmer, contributor, Al Wunsch, Golden Door International Film Festival Co-Founder Roberta Sorvino, and contributor and Englewood Cliffs Historical Committe Chair Shirley Raeffaele.
Newly Appointed Director of the Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs to speak at the Fort Lee Museum
The Fort Lee Historical Society invites the public to attend our next monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 14th, at 8pm. Our guest speaker will be the newly appointed Bergen County Director of Cultural & Historic Affairs, Cynthis Forster. Ms. Forster's department is responsible for, among other things, distribution of annual history grants. The Fort Lee Film Commission is a recent recipient of a 2013 History Grant for their documentary, The Champion: A Tale of America's First Film Town that recently premiered at the Golden Door International Film Festival in Jersey City.
Admission is free, but, the seating is limited. The museum is located at 1589 Parker Avenue with the parking lot and entrance on the Palisade Avenue side. For further information visit www.thefortleehistoricalsociety.org or call 201-5923580
Welcome to Coytesville, NJ Home of the Barrymores
Exhibit has been extended to December 28, 2014
The Fort Lee Historical Society presents its new exhibit on the famous Barrymore acting family and the Fort Lee neighborhood they lived in, Coytesville. This Fort Lee Museum exhibit will highlight Coytesville resident Maurice Barrymore who lived in a Victorian home on Hammett Avenue in the late 19th into the early 20th Century. While being America's premiere stage actor Maurice also was an active member of the community and a volunteer fireman with the fire department in Coytesville. His son, John, lived with him for one year when John was 18 in 1900. Here in Fort Lee John made his stage debut directed by Maurice in a benefit performance for the Coytesville Fire Department. This was John Barrymore's stage debut and it took place in Fort Lee. This exhibit will highlight the history of this northern section of Fort Lee called Coytesville.
Exhibit hours are weekend’s noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday evenings 7 - 9 p.m. and for groups by pre appointment. For further info call the Fort Lee Museum at (201) 592-3580 or visit www.thefortleehistoricalsociety.org.
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Fort Lee Historical Society 309 Main Street,Fort Lee NJ,US,07024 Call:201-592-3580 Email:email@example.com