Dr. Veit will speak on the archaeological importance of the site in Bordentown NJ, once the estate of Joseph Bonaparte. The older brother of Napoleon, ex Kings of Spain and Naples lived in exile there from 1815 until 1837. The estate, one of the grandest then in America, was considered an archetectural masterpiece. Dr. Veit has led the faculty and students for three summers as they excavate. Over 6,000 artifacts bear witness to Bonaparte's life style. Bonaparte's mansion, his sense of style and decor helped introduce the Beaux Arts movement to America.
This lecture is sponsored by the Monmouth University Library Association, and is free and open to the public.
Wilson Hall Auditorium
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