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A Bridge Builder in Petticoats: An Afternoon with Emily Roebling

  • Prallsville Mills (map)

The historic Prallsville Mills in conjunction with the D & R Canal State Park will host the esteemed Emily Roebling aka historical interpreter Carol Simon Levin at 1 pm on Sunday, July 23 to talk about Roebling’s unique role in bridge engineering and architecture in the late 1800s.  Roebling was called “one of the most noted women in the country” and “the most famous woman in New Jersey”…yet today few people even know her name!

Carol Simon Levin is a Youth Services Librarian, author, storyteller and program presenter based in Bridgewater NJ. Whether she is impersonating the woman who helped to build the Brooklyn Bridge, telling the amazing stories of early women in aviation, engaging families in a rousing Halloween Hootenany of songs and stories, expanding on the mathematical and artistic possibilities of a simple square, or sharing the story of a dolphin who learned to swim with an artificial tail (along with activities to help children understand what it is like to live with a disability), she always strives to create exciting programs that engage her audience’s interests and expand their horizons.  Carol is a member of the New Jersey Storytelling Guild, the New Jersey Library Association, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.  She has always been particularly fascinated by the history of technology and women’s history.


The Prallsville Mills complex in Stockton, NJ, is considered a significant example of early American industrial architecture that was included on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Today, the Mill proudly features cultural and historic events for the entire community.  You can find the Mills online at

Earlier Event: July 12
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