Public Scholars Project

Jersey’s Most Famous Road, the Turnpike

March 27, 2018 at 12:30 PM | Piscataway, NJ | Piscataway Township Senior Center
Think back to your last Turnpike experience. For some, it’s an occasional ride, for others it’s part of the daily grind. Have you considered what it took to create that road? New Jersey was a pioneer in major highway innovation (the Turnpike even predates the interstate highway system). In this interactive discussion, participants will be encouraged to consider its execution, significance in travel, aesthetics, and impact and how it can be seen as an emblem of American ideas and values.

Angus Kress Gillespie, Ph.D.
Professor of American Studies and Urban Studies
Piscataway Township Senior Center
700 Buena Vista Ave
Piscataway, NJ