CSNJ May Meeting

Next Meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 15, 2015
 7:30 p.m. – Refreshments at 7:10 p.m.
Morris County Cultural Center

Waterloo, State Parks & Historic Preservation
By: MARK TEXEL, Director of the State Park Service 
STEVE ELLIS, Acting Northeast Region Superintendent


Since the Waterloo Foundation for the Arts went out of business, the Canal Society of New Jersey has been partnering with the New Jersey State Park Service to provide historic programming at Waterloo Village. Although a lot has been accomplished, the challenge to make the village sustainable remains a daunting task. At this meeting we will hear from the top people in charge about what is being done to keep our state parks open, how new partnerships are bringing in revenue at Waterloo, and the important roll that Canal Society of NJ volunteers play in keeping things working through these trying times.

In addition to this evenings presentation, CSNJ member Deb Wefferling will prepare and serve a light supper of chili and one of her fine desserts. Deb’s culinary skills are renowned, so please come early and enjoy food and friendly conversation before the meeting.

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.