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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        CONTACT: Joe Laufer

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012                                                             (609) 267-9660, ext. 5020

History enthusiasts are invited to attend the next Burlington County Historians’ Roundtable program set for Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Burlington County Library headquarters in Westampton. Admission is free.

Sponsored by the Burlington County Library System and held at various historic sites and libraries throughout the county, the roundtable program is led by County Historian Joe Laufer and fellow historians Paul W. Schopp and David Kimball.

               The Sept. 22 discussion, scheduled to be held in the library’s meeting room, will include a special illustrated presentation about historical markers and wayfinding signs in Burlington County. In addition, various history-related topics of interest will be discussed, and an updated directory of county historical societies, organizations and resources will be distributed. Immediately after the meeting, beginning at 1 p.m., longtime Lumberton historianand author Weldon Storey will offer a walking tour of the Village of Lumberton. (The township is holding its “Lumberton Paddle” event featuring canoeing on the Rancocas Creek from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day.)

Popular with members of local history organizations and residents who enjoy the informal dialogue and exchange of ideas, the historians’ roundtable program was introduced last year. The program will continue on Saturday, Nov. 17 with another discussion at the Bordentown Library, also from 10 am. to noon.

Registration is recommended for each discussion session by using the BCLS events registration calendar at   For more information, go to or call (609) 267-9660, ext. 5020.


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