The Cedar Grove Historical Society hosted "Washington Commemorated on Coins and Medals" where Cedar Grove native Ray Williams presented his extensive collection of coins.
Ray Williams, a former resident of Cedar Grove, presented his coin collection to the Cedar Grove Historical Society on Wednesday, Feb. 27 to celebrate George Washington's birthday, which is Feb. 22. Williams has been collecting coins since he was 11 years old as a Boy Scout in Cedar Grove, he said. "I think George Washington today is underappreciated," said Williams. "During colonial times he was almost deified." Williams began the presentation with a quote from the U.S. House of Representatives in passing a resolution in the wake of Washington's death authored by Henry Lee which said, "First in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen."
The Cedar Grove Historical Society will host “Washington Commemorated on Coins and Medals” at the Cedar Grove Library in honor of the first President's birthday.
To celebrate George Washington's birthday, the Cedar Grove Historical Society will be presenting a lesson on significant events in our first President's life, through his immortalized image in commemorative coins throughout the centuries. Ray Williams, a former resident of Cedar Grove will present his personal collection of Washington Coins on Wednesday Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cedar Grove Public Library. “The mission of the Historical Society is to keep the people of Cedar Grove informed about the past and in various forms of history,” said Secretary, Vice President and publicity chairman for the Cedar Grove Historical Society Jean Jaeger. The Cedar Grove Historical Society maintains the Morgan Museum at 908 Pompton Avenue. The Museum …