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Korean Alphabet: Hangul, the Alphabet of Compassion

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You will learn to recognize (maybe even read) the Korean alphabet in less than half an hour. More importantly, you will hear the stories about Hangul’s creation and its creator King Sejong the Great.
With recent popularity of Korean music, dramas, and movies, this would be a perfect time to gain knowledge about interesting aspects of Korean culture, e.g. Korea’s incredibly scientific yet simple writing system and the compassion of the king who created it.
KSCPP will provide complimentary books on Korean culture and history for attendees.

About KSCPP:
Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP) is a 501(c)(3) non- profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of Korean history and culture. In appreciation for the United State’s support for Korea during the Korean War and in the years that followed, KSCPP has held over 2,000 presentations about the history and culture of Korea in the U.S. Internationally, we have hosted such presentations over 13,000 times.

Famous and Forgotten Wrecks of the Jersey Shore: an Archaelogical Odyssey

Richard Veit, Professor of Anthropology at Monmouth University, has been researching forgotten wrecks along the Jersey Shore, and we are pleased to hear him explore the topic with us.
The treacherous Jersey shore has been the untimely grave of thousands of seafaring vessels. This well-illustrated presentation examines a select group of New Jersey ships and shipwrecks reflecting the importance of maritime transportation to the history of the state. An eclectic range of vessels is examined, from Native American dugout canoes to colonial privateers, a Durham boat, Civil War submarine, and 20th century ocean liners. Shipwrecks and the artifacts found in them are time capsules of history that reveal important themes that have shaped our state's and nation's history. If you cannot attend in person, you may join by Zoom - register here to receive Zoom link.
Richard Veit, Ph.D. is Professor of Anthropology and Interim Dean of the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Monmouth University. A North American historical archaeologist, his research focuses on the colonial Middle Atlantic. He is the author of seven books and has been the recipient of Monmouth University's distinguished teacher award.
This presentation is sponsored by the Chatham Borough and Chatham Township Historical Societies.

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