Welcome! I am an author, photographer, and lecturer specializing in regional American history. My latest publication (November 2018) is Santa's Hometown, an illustrated history of popular Christmas traditions, stories, and songs.
I've introduced two new historical presentations this year:
Hudson River Lighthouses: In the early 1900s, more than a dozen lighthouses guided ships on the Hudson River. Explore them all in this new presentation, illustrated with my original photographs of the seven lighthouses that still exist, plus vintages images of the river's "lost" lights.
Christmas Traditions: Discover the origins of some of our favorite Christmas traditions in this new, hour-long presentation packed with vintage images, original photography, and live music.
Every year, I present dozens of illustrated lectures - on a variety of historical topics - at libraries, museums, churches, hospitals, and seniors' organizations throughout New Jersey and southern New York.