April 26, 2012

Jonathan Alter on FDR's activities at Rutherfurd Hall, 4.27

and Rutherfurd Hall present

Famed Journalist and Writer Jonathan Alter 
visits Rutherfurd Hall, Allamuchy, N.J.

Friday, April 27 2012

Journalist Jonathan Alter author of The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope, will read and lecture about Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) at Rutherfurd Hall, 1686 Route 517, Allamuchy, N.J., on Friday night April 27 from 7:30-8:30 pm followed by a reception with the author. 

Jonathan Alter is an award-winning author, reporter, columnist and television analyst. In May, 2011, Alter began writing a weekly column that appears on Fridays for Bloomberg View, a new commentary site housed under Bloomberg News. He spent 28 years at Newsweek, where he was a longtime senior editor and wrote hundreds of columns and features on a wide variety of subjects. He is also an analyst and contributing correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC.

Alter’s book The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope, published in 2006, was a bestseller. Alter will read from the book, and lecture on FDR and the Rutherfurd family. The audience will be allowed to ask questions, and a reception with the journalist will follow the reading.

Protects and preserves history, culture, architecture, and the environment with integrity and education
1686 Route 517, Allamuchy, NJ 07820

About Rutherfurd Hall: Rutherfurd Hall has National and NJ State Historic Landmark Designation. Famed architect Whitney Warren designed the 18,000 square foot Tudor country home in Allamuchy, NJ in 1902. Warren also designed Grand Central Station in New York City as Warren and Wetmore Architects (1903-1911). 

The site is open to the public every Wednesday from 1-4pm with a suggested donation of $5, and children under 12 always free.

Rutherfurd Hall, a site working in collaboration with Allamuchy Township Education Foundation, the Allamuchy Historical Society, Allamuchy Board of Education, Allamuchy Township, Allamuchy State Park (DEP), and others, is now in its ‘development phase.’ 

As the new caretakers of this site, Allamuchy BOE sees the hall as a transformative development project; a museum and community education facility with a focus on history and art, environmental sciences, health and wellness, and a myriad of community uses and events. 

The Vision for Rutherfurd Hall is to become a self sufficient enterprise that protects and preserves its historical, cultural, and architectural integrity; all while providing educational and enrichment opportunities for the residents of Allamuchy and the surrounding communities.

Go to www.rutherfurdhall.org and click on Education and Events to learn more! This event is handicapped accessible, but special arrangements will need to be made for bathroom access; please call ahead so that we can assist with special needs! 908-852-1894 ext 138

Photographs and additional press materials relating to Alter can be found at his website at http://www.jonathanalter.com/

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