War of the Worlds tour

Jan 28 2017 -
10:00am to 11:30am

Did you know that a 1938 radio version of H.G. Wells' classic 'War of the Worlds' was set in West Windsor Township, New Jersey, and inspired widespread panic, leading to a misidentification of an innocent water tower as a Martian invader, and its subsequent assault with firearms? Join us for a quick tour or three sites related to this unusual event: the assaulted water tower, a park with a series of plaques commemorating the 'Martian landing', and a cafe with a historical War of the Worlds display. Email Tim (treuer@princeton.edu) for more details. Sponsored by the Graduate School.

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