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Virtual History Lecture
October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
The Paterson Museum Foundation invites you to join us on Zoom on Tuesday, October 10th at 7pm as historian and author Daniel J. Willever presents, Made in Paterson: The Life and Legacy of U.S. Senator William Hughes. Willever will discuss his new book, Made in Paterson, exploring the life career of U.S. Senator William Hughes, a frequently overlooked yet influential figure of Paterson’s history.
Willever’s research interweaves Hughes’s life with aspects of Paterson’s unique local history, tracing his origins in the local labor movement, legal studies, time as a soldier, and his work defending striking silk weavers from prosecution. More than a century after his passing, Willever has uncovered new sources that illuminate Hughes’s role as a local and national figure of consequence, including his friendship and political alliance with U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.
Daniel J. Willever is a lifelong resident of Passaic County and a social studies teacher at Ramsey High School in Bergen County, N.J. He studied history and education at Gettysburg College, Drew University and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. In 2019, he was the New Jersey recipient of the Milken Educator Award, a national recognition for excellence in teaching. He currently resides in West Milford, N.J. with his wife, Christina, and dog, Savannah.
This lecture will be presented virtually, via zoom. The lecture is free of charge, but donations to the Paterson Museum Foundation are requested. Donations can be submitted via paypal or check. For more information on the program, or to register for the Zoom link, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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