Monday, November 7th, 2016
Betsy Schuyler and Alexander Hamilton Christmas Ornament On Sale Now
The ornament celebrates Betsy Schuyler and Founding Father and first Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. The couple met and courted in Morristown in 1780 when Betsy was a house guest in a home that neighbored the Ford Mansion where Hamilton was billeted that spring.
The name of this custom ornament is “Betsy Schuyler-Alexander Hamilton….A Match Made in Morristown.”
The gold and green ornament features portraits of Schuyler and Hamilton on the front, with text on the back of the ornament about their Morristown courtship. There’s also a quote from one of Hamilton’s love letters to Betsy.
Artist Erica Chinn, a Morristown High School graduate, was commissioned to design the new ornament.
The ornament is on sale now. A donation of $10 per ornament is required. Proceeds will support the work of the Tourism Bureau, the official destination marketing organization of Morris County. To reserve your ornament, call 973-631-5151.
The Morris County Tourism Bureau office is located at 6 Court Street, Morristown. For more information, consult morristourism.org