CSNJ September Meeting

Next Meeting is scheduled for Friday, September 19, 2014
 7:30 p.m. – Refreshments at 7:10
Morris County Cultural Center



Longtime Waterloo staff member Andy Drysdale will share his experiences working for Percy Leach and the Waterloo Foundation for the Arts. Although many of us remember the lavish displays, costumed interpreters and world-class concerts, not everyone knows the stories of mismanagement and neglect that eventually lead to the Foundation's demise in 2006. Today, as dedicated Canal Society volunteers work hard to bring the Village back to life, the Foundation years are becoming part of its history. In this not-to-be-missed presentation, Andy will take us behind the scenes during those years for a look at, the good, the bad and the ugly!!

Andy Drysdale grew up in Chester Township and received a degree in history at Drew University. His professional experience includes Curator of Education/Historic Sites for the Morris County Park Commission and Executive Director of the Red Mill Museum in Clinton, He has been a historic for many years with wide ranging interests that extend from the French & Indian Wars through WWII. From 1989 through 1997 he worked at Waterloo Village for the Waterloo Foundation for the Art doing everything from blacksmithing to supervising security. He is now the Curator at Shippen Manor Museum for the Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission. He is also a new member of the CSNJ Board and is back at Waterloo interpreting the sawmill on Waterloo Heritage days.


Directions to the Morris County Cultural Center

From the Morristown Green, turn right onto Washington St (County Route 510, formerly NJ Route 24). Travel 3.5 miles west toward Chester. Pass the roads to the Delbarton School and Lewis Morris County Park on the left. After the curve and long white picket fence, look for a sign for the MUA on the right, pointing toward the driveway, which is marked by a street light and lighted directional sign. Make a sharp left turn and drive uphill to a Spanish-style stucco building at the top. Parking is in the lot to the left at the top of the hill. Once inside the main entrance hall of the Cultural Center, the auditorium is to the left. Restrooms are upstairs, with elevator access.

From Route 287 South, take Exit 35, Madison Ave. Turn right at the top of the ramp onto Madison Ave (Route 124). Bear right at the next light onto South Street, continue straight through a series of traffic lights and around the Morristown Green. Turn right onto Washington St. (County Route 510, formerly Route 24). Continue as described above.

From Route 287 North, take Exit 35, South Street/Madison Ave. At the end of the ramp, turn left onto South St, continue straight through several lights and travel around the Morristown Green. Turn right onto Washington St, (County Route 510, formerly Route 24). Continue as described above.