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How Did They Die? Deaths of Famous People: Live Zoom Presentation

Tuesday June 7, 2022
6:30 PM


How Did They Die? Deaths of Famous People: Live Zoom Presentation - Not for the Faint of Heart

Presented by Greg Caggiano

Lots of people get famous for what they do in life, but what about what comes after? Join historian Greg Caggiano for a presentation that examines (with plenty of humor!) the circumstances surrounding certain historical figures' historical deaths, ranging from Henry VIII to Napoleon, from Marie Curie to Christopher Columbus and several others. In examining the details of a death, more than a little life emerges! NOTE: in dissecting some historical details, the presentation will get anatomically specific—faint of heart historians be warned! Be prepared for some dark humor too.

Q&A session will follow the lecture.

Greg Caggiano is a published author, historian, lecturer, and consultant. He holds a degree in history from New Jersey City University and NJ State teaching certifications in history and elementary education. Since 2014, Greg has worked as an instructor for Brookdale Community College in their Lifelong Learning department and as a field guide for their Ocean Institute on Sandy Hook, which focuses on local marine life, maritime history, and the history of the U.S. Military’s presence at Fort Hancock. In his spare time, he has served on the Board of Directors of two museums: the Proprietary House in Perth Amboy, and most recently the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society, housed at the Strauss Mansion Museum. A firm believer in volunteering and giving back to the community, he has helped fundraise tens of thousands of dollars for historic preservation over the years.

This session will be conducted on Zoom and is free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the conversation. Registration closes on June 6 at noon; Zoom access link will be emailed after 4:00 pm that day.  

Permission to present a program on behalf of the Virtual Library or in Library facilities is not an endorsement by the Library. This program is protected by copyright law; recording in any manner, without written agreement from the presenter, is strictly prohibited.

 


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