Posted Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Completion of the Military Gallery at Washington’s Headquarters Museum also Unveiled for Presidents Day

The Morristown National Historical Park and the Washington Association of New Jersey are pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the Discover History Center and the completion of the Military Gallery at Washington’s Headquarters Museum.

Morris Tourism: Grand Opening of the Discover History Center at Washington’s Headquarters Museum

Freeholder Kathy DeFillippo (third from right) joined a host of dignitaries — including Assemblymen Anthony Bucco and Michael Patrick Carroll — for the official ribbon cutting

The result of nearly a decade of work, the new Discover History Center is a $2.2 million dollar project for the 21st Century. The Washington Association and its fundraising efforts, included gifts from members, friends, and corporations that totaled $1.8 million, enabled its completion.

Morris Tourism: Grand Opening of the Discover History Center at Washington’s Headquarters MuseumThe immersive, interactive, exhibits will engage visitors of all ages with hands-on and multi-media experiences to explore the stories of Morristown, the Continental Army, General Washington, and Continental Congress during the years that “tried men’s souls.”

photos of the new exhibit

Photos of the new exhibit

Morris Tourism: Grand Opening of the Discover History Center at Washington’s Headquarters MuseumThe galleries feature many never-before seen artifacts, interactive activities geared towards children and adults, and five new videos to experience.

Visitors can step into the footsteps of a Continental soldier for inspection, lift a musket to feel its weight, and walk past snow drifts and into a re-created log hut.

On the museum’s main level, the military gallery now features an interactive timeline of the Revolutionary Era. A redesigned mini-theater provides space for the park’s introductory film, uniform signage, and audio-description and listening devices ensure accessibility for all visitors to the museum.

The official opening ceremony occurred on Saturday, Feb. 17 in the Washington’s Headquarters Museum Auditorium in Morristown.

For more information visit www.nps.gov/morr or call the museum at 973-539-2016 x-210. Learn more about the Morristown National Historical Park