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Explore New Jersey’s Lenape Heritage at Ocean County Library Manchester Branch

October 16, 2023

MANCHESTER – New Jersey as we know it has history and inhabitants that far predate European settlement. Discover the rich legacy of our forebears during “Our Lenape Heritage,” 2 PM Tuesday, November 28 at the Ocean County Library Manchester Branch.

Sand Hill Indian Historical Association Managing Director Claire Garland, will bring the Lenape Nation’s history and legacy to light in the program that celebrates Native American Heritage Month.

Using historical records, Claire will highlight transactions, paths, and trails that evolved into New Jersey’s modern highway system, as well as the Lenape origins of words in everyday use and names of well-established, vibrant communities.

Please register at to attend this free program, sponsored by Friends of the Manchester Branch Library.

The Friends are volunteers who support the Ocean County Library through educational and entertaining programs, fundraisers, and advocacy. New members are always welcome. For an application, visit, stop by the Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive, or call (732) 657-7600.

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