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.
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.
The 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.”
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