Alliance Returns To The Morristown Green

The Trustees of the Morristown Green conclude their year of bicentennial celebrations with an historical event that features General George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and the Marque de Lafayette aka known as The Alliance. The special gathering will take place on the Morristown Green on Sun., Oct. 16, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., when guests will enjoy a performance by Morristown’s most famous guests. They will happily take questions and pose for photographs with attendees. The event will appeal to history buffs of all ages, and especially to fans of the musical “Hamilton.”
Other anniversary events took place in April and July, and this October event will be the final salute to the Trustees of the Green. The trustees purchased the 2.62-acre Green from the Presbyterian Church for the sum of $1,600 in 1816. Since then the Trustees have been responsible for the renovations and maintenance of the Green, Morristown’s most important open space and the site of many notable events in the town’s history.
The public is invited to celebrate along with the Trustees at this free event and learn more about the 300-year history of the Green, one of only two Greens to have survived down to the 21st century in New Jersey, the other being Military Park in Newark. The Trustees will be selling copies of the book, “The Green” by Richard Simon. The anniversary celebration will take place rain or shine, with the Presbyterian Church as the rain location. Bring own chairs or blankets.
The event is collaboration between The Trustees of the Morristown Green, Inc. and the Morris County Tourism Bureau, the destination marketing organization for the county. More information about the event can be found at or call 973-631-5151.

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