on October 24, 2012
Chemerka is an award-winning educator, writer and lecturer. He earned nearly 20 teaching awards, including the DAR’s “Outstanding Teacher of American History in the State of New Jersey,” during his long teaching career at Madison High School. He was also a multiple honoree of Who’s Who Among American Teachers and was the only teacher in 2001 to receive the New Jersey Historical Commission’s prestigious “Award of Recognition.”
He has been an on-camera consultant for numerous History Channel productions and was a writer for the Channel’s 2004 Emmy-nominated documentary, First Invasion: The War of 1812. He is also the author a number of books, four of which – “C. C. and the Alamo Cats,” “Juan Seguin,” “The Alamo from A to Z,” and “Fess Parker: TV’s Frontier Hero,” were all published in 2011.
The program will be held in the Community Room of the Westfield Municipal Building at 425 E. Broad St. It is free and open to the public. Donations to help support ongoing programs are appreciated. An artifact from the collection of the Westfield Historical Society Museum related to the War of 1812 will be on display. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, call the society at 908-654-1794.