Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

A UNIQUE TOUR THROUGH THE PARK SERVICE ARCHIVES

The Morris County Tourism Bureau‘s Summer 2016 Historical Walking Tours and Historic Presentations will hold a “curator’s presentation’’ at the Morristown National Historical Park on Saturday, Aug. 6, that will offer a very unique exploration of the Park Service’s vast archives.

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This event is part of the Park Service’s 2016 Centennial Celebration, which includes many special programs, such as this one. As you “Find Your Park” as part of the Centennial year, visit Morristown National Historical Park for this special Aug. 6 presentation in Morristown given by Dr. Jude Pfister, the park’s curator.

While the Morristown National Historical Park regularly displays and interprets the events of two local winter encampments by the Continental Army, its archives span the years 15,000 B.C. to the 20th century and include 500,000 objects, many of which never have been on display.

Included will be Native American objects, excavated Jockey Hollow artifacts, items related to George Washington, Betsy Schuler, Alexander Hamilton, and, in honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, a letter from Elizabeth I, his monarch.

This presentation has an interactive component as the public is invited to share special interests and make requests for an archive search. With each request, Dr. Pfister will comb the archives to find something relevant to be shown on August 6.  Send your request to [email protected] by Aug. 4.

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EVENT INFORMATION: Saturday, August 6 at 10 a.m. at Morristown National Historical Park, 30 Washington Place, Morristown.  Meet in the foyer of the museum building.

Cost: $20 includes admission to the park for the day.  Free parking is available in two parking lots adjacent to the Washington’s Headquarters Museum.  Day of: MNHP phone number is 973-539-2016.

Please pre-register and pre-pay online at morristourism.org.  For additional information or to pre-register call 973-631-5151.

The curator’s presentation will be the fourth of five summer tours and presentations given this summer by the Tourism Bureau. This Saturday’s (July 30) program, “Alexander Hamilton:  The Little Lion Walking Tour,” is already sold out, as is the “The Love Story of Betsy Schuyler and Alexander Hamilton” on Aug. 13.

The 2016 Historical Walking Tours and Presentations from the Morris County Tourism Bureau is sponsored by AAA Northeast and Morristown Whole Foods.