Wednesday, October 18, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Centennial Hall, Newark Public Library
5 Washington Street, Newark
Please join the Friends of the Newark Public Library
as Distinguished Lecturer Elizabeth R. Del Tufo presents
Newark Through the Ages
The 2017 John Cotton Dana Lecture
“Newark is an American City
with its history written on its streets and neighborhoods.”
— Elizabeth R. Del Tufo
Wine and Cheese Reception to follow
Proceeds to benefit the Newark Public Library
Please RSVP by calling 973-733-7793.
All tickets will be held at the door.
Elizabeth R. Del Tufo served as the first Director of Cultural Affairs for the County of Essex; created an on-going concert series in the Essex County Parks, and was the driving force in the thriving Riker Hill Art Park. She founded The Newark Arts Council and served as its first director. Liz became the first Executive Director of the Newark Boys Chorus School. She was a founding member and later appointed the first chairwoman of the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Commission, a city-appointed position she held for 16 years. As a trustee and president of the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee, the nonprofit preservation organization, Liz has overseen the nomination of 70 buildings and five neighborhoods the National and State Registers of Historic Places. She has also established an ongoing Newark Tour program offered jointly by the committee and the Newark Museum, presenting up to 35 tours each year. She was awarded an honorary doctorate from the New Jersey Institute of Technology for her work.