Thunder on the Beach

Noted speaker and historian Mary Rasa will present "Thunder on the Beach: Sandy Hook Proving Ground" on Tuesday, May 24 at the Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Rd.

The program will begin at 7 p.m. and will be offered online.

Rasa, a museum curator and park ranger for the National Park Service for 16 years, holds an undergraduate degree in historic preservation and a master’s degree in library science. She has conducted more than a 1000 program for audiences throughout the area, and has made presentations on such diverse issues as the NIKE missile system and female lighthouse keepers.

Founded in 1874, the Sandy Hook Proving Ground was the US Army's first official testing site. Located at Sandy Hook, it operated until 1919. The history of the site will be the topic of discussion for the May 24 event.

To register for the zoom presentation, visit


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