Three Men a the Library

MANALAPAN – Local historian and author Kevin Coyne will present Nathaniel, William and Bruce, the stories of three men from three different centuries who impacted and left their marks on Monmouth County.

Coyne will present the program Tuesday, June 15 at 7 p.m. sponsored by the Monmouth County Historical Association and the Monmouth County Library; the special event will be available as part of the Library’s Virtual Library program series.

Coyne, the historian for the borough of Freehold for more than two decades, as well as a former councilman an adjunct professor at the Columbia Journalism School, will tell the stories of Nathanial Scudder, a signer of the Articles of Confederation, an army officer at the Battle of Monmouth and part of the Scudder family dynasty, William Dayton, a Republican vice-presidential nominee in 1856 and ambassador to France during the Civil War, and Bruce Springsteen, a descendant of Monmouth-born veterans of both the Revolution and Civil War, one of whom is a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.

The program is available by visiting and signing up on the website’s Upcoming Events list. E-mails with information on accessing the free program will be mailed June 14 between 3 and 4 p.m. after the noon time closure of registration


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