Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Batsto Hits the Books! Book Signing October 12, 2014

Batsto Hits the Books!
Book Signing October 12, 2014

The Batsto Citizens Committee, Inc. is pleased to announce it will host the introduction of the new book, Batsto Village: Jewel of the Pines by popular local author Barbara Solem. The Wharton State Forest Visitors Center will be the site of a presentation and book signing by the author on Sunday October 12, 2014 beginning at 1:00 pm.

“I am thrilled the launch of my new work will be at Batsto,” commented Ms. Solem from her home in Shamong, New Jersey. “When researching a photo book on Batsto I realized that a publication that told the complete story of this former industrial village did not exist. There could be no better place to share my enthusiasm for this wonderful piece of American history.”

Following the presentation about historic Batsto Village and the making of the book, Ms. Solem will sign purchased copies from one to two o’clock. During this time, light refreshments will be served and Gabe Coia will entertain the gathering with his music and songs of the Pine Barrens.

Regularly scheduled guided tours of the historic Batsto mansion will be available during the afternoon.

Historic Batsto Village is located within Wharton State Forest in the Pinelands of Burlington County, South Jersey approximately 7 miles east of Hammonton on Route 542 and about 15 miles west of Exit 50 on the Garden State Parkway. Further information may be obtained by calling the Batsto Visitor Center at 609-561-0024.

About Batsto Citizens Committee, Inc.
The Batsto Citizens Committee was founded in 1956 to aid the State of New Jersey in the development of Batsto Village as an historic site. Its purpose was to advise, assist and promote the restoration and interpretation of the historic and natural aspects of Batsto Village. In 1997, the committee reorganized and became incorporated as the Batsto Citizens Committee, Inc. (BCCI), and continues to follow the above objectives. For more information about BCCI visit www.batstovillage.org.

About the Author
A popular Pine Barrens speaker and lifelong resident of southern New Jersey, Solem  is the author of The Forks: A Brief History of the Area, Ghost Towns and Other Quirky Places in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, and Batsto Village: Jewel of the Pines. She is a member of the Batsto Citizens Committee, Inc. and in season serves as a tour guide at the Atsion Mansion. For more information, visit http://www.plexuspublishing.com/Books/Batsto-Village.shtml

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