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The Morgan Explosion Centennial
October 4, 2018 , 11:00 pmFree
On October 4, 1918, at 7:30pm an explosion occurred at the T.A Gillespie Company Shell Loading Plant in Morgan, New Jersey. The chain reaction that occurred would leave hundreds dead and hundreds of buildings destroyed. Sayreville, South Amboy, and Perth Amboy were evacuated leaving tens of thousands homeless. Author and historian Randall Gabrielan will give a presentation on the 100th anniversary of the tragedy.
Before the lecture, join us in commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s involvement in World War I. Explore the story, from the battlefield to the home front, in a milestone exhibit showcasing an array of artifacts. “Over There, Over Here: New Jersey During World War I,” at the Cornelius Low House will be open until 6:30pm.
Parking and admission are free. Text CULTURE to 56512 for more information about this and other programs.
- October 4, 2018
- Event Categories:
- Lecture, Learning, Books and authors
- Rutgers Visitor Center
100 Sutphen Rd
Piscataway Township, NJ 08854