Here is what is happening in and around the Caldwells today. If you know of something going on that is not on the list, let Patch know in the comment section below.
Caldwell College will host the panel discussion titled “Before Title IX, There Was Girls’ High School Basketball” on Tuesday with a reception and photo display at 7 p.m., followed by the program at 7:45 p.m. in the Alumni Theatre on campus.
The evening will provide a chance to celebrate girls’ high school basketball and the life lessons young women learned through the sport in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. For more information, click here.
Historian and author Richard A. Kennedy will present slide-show and lecture on the Essex Mountain Sanatorium on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the West Caldwell Public Library, at 30 Clinton Road. The program is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. To sign-up, call the library at (973) 226-5441 or go to http://sanatorium.eventbrite.com.
Kennedy will discuss the history of this sanatorium, located in Verona and Cedar Grove, that was founded in 1907 as a treatment center for wayward girls with tuberculosis. It became one of the finest treatment centers in the nation, expanding into a complex of 20 buildings covering 300 acres.
Kennedy is the author of "Essex County Sanatorium," which will be available for purchase after the slide-lecture. This program, sponsored by the Historical Society of West Caldwell and the Friends of the Library.
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