From Waterloo to New Jersey: The Bicentennial of King Joseph Bonaparte's Escape to America
October 12 - November 20, 2015
A symposium on October 17, conducted by Peter Tucci, Esq., and Richard Veit, Ph.D., discussed the two collections thathave been brought together for this exhibition. The Peter Tucci Collection of Joseph Bonaparte Memorabilia contains over 50 original letters and documents from Joseph Bonaparte, as well as furniture, coins, and books with a Joseph Bonaparte provenance.
The second collection consists of artifacts excavated by archaeologist Richard Veit at the site of Point Breeze, the Joseph Bonaparte estate in Bordentown, N.J. Veit is a professor of anthropology and chair of the History and Anthropology Department at Monmouth University. Tucci, who has been collecting Joseph Bonaparte items for more than 20 years, is chair of the Board of Trustees of The Pennington School.