Author Mary Bruno to Speak on An American River

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Date: February 12, 2016
Contact: Vanessa Smiley, 973-539-2016 x 260

Morristown, NJ - The Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) and the National Park Service welcome author Mary Bruno to Morristown National Historical Park's Washington's Headquarters Museum for an illustrated talk on her book, An American River: From Paradise to Superfund, Afloat on New Jersey's Passaic River.

As part of its 2016 National Park Service Centennial celebration, Morristown National Historical Park is honored to have the opportunity to partner with the GSWA to help present this program. For more information on the National Park Service Centennial, please visit .

A native of North Arlington, New Jersey, author Mary Bruno wanted to understand why her hometown river, the Passaic, has such a bad reputation. Working with experienced guides, she kayaked its entire length to witness all the river's virtues and problems for herself.

The trip inspired her to write An American River: From Paradise to Superfund, Afloat on New Jersey's Passaic River. Part natural history, part personal history, and part rollicking adventure, the memoir invites readers to lose themselves in the Passaic's storied (and often sordid) past.

Ms. Bruno's talk will begin at 7 pm in the Washington Headquarters Museum Auditorium, 30 Washington Place, Morristown, NJ. Book sales and signing will follow the program. Admission is free but registration is requested. 

Register online at or call 973-538-3500 x 22. Please consider making a donation in support of the Great Swamp Watershed Association when you register. Suggested amounts: $10/adult, $5/child, #$5/family. Space is limited. Please register now!

Last updated: February 12, 2016

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