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Monday, November 15, 2021 — “War of the Worlds – A West Windsor Story with a Plainsboro Twist” The speaker was Mr. William Hart, a Plainsboro historian and author; his presentation was entitled: “War of the Worlds – A West Windsor Story with a Plainsboro Twist”
On October 30, 1938, Orson Wells and his Mercury Theatre on the Air performed a radio adaptation of H.G. Wells “War of the Worlds”, converting the novel into fake news bulletins describing a Martian invasion of NJ. Some listeners mistook the bulletins for the real thing and were thrown into a panic. Mr. Hart also discussed the mass hysteria response to this fake news event, and he then shared his passion for Plainsboro history. Photos by Nora Ananos.