Please join the Washington Association of New Jersey for its annual George and Martha Washington Tea. The Holiday Tea is the perfect way for you and your friends and family to start your holiday festivities. Delicious tea fare will be served including tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, and desserts. The Tea takes place on Sunday, December 8th from 3-5 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Washington’s Headquarters Museum at Morristown National Historical Park. The traditional Afternoon Tea takes place at the conclusion of the three-day “Holly Walk” at seven historic sites in and around Morristown.
The Tea is appropriate for the whole family and will feature a talk by Mr. Nolan Asch on the subject of George Washington’s association with his Morristown aide-de-camp, Alexander Hamilton. Mr. Asch describes Washington and Hamilton as “the most important duo in American History.” Mr. Asch is a graduate of Columbia University (Hamilton’s alma mater) and was named a National Alexander Hamilton Advocate (one of only seven) by the Alexander Hamilton Awareness (AHA) Society.
The Washington’s Headquarters Museum is located at 30 Washington Place, Morristown, NJ 07960. Tickets for the Tea are $35 ($30 for Washington Association members) and reservations can be made by email to WANJ@verizon.net or telephone at (973) 292-1874. Checks can be sent to WANJ at PO Box 1473, Morristown, NJ 07962.
The Washington Association of New Jersey (WANJ) was founded to acquire and preserve Washington’s Headquarters at the Jacob Ford Mansion. It was chartered by the New Jersey legislature in 1874 and is the not-for-profit advisory and fundraising body for the Morristown National Historical Park (MNHP).. In 1933, the WANJ conveyed the Headquarters, Jockey Hollow and Fort Nonsense to the federal government, and Congress established the MNHP as the country’s first national historical park. The Jacob Ford Mansion was George Washington’s headquarters for the winter of 1779-1780
The museum where the Tea will take place was designed by John Russell Pope (architect of the National Gallery of Art and the Jefferson Memorial) and was erected in 1935 as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) structure.
The Jacob Ford Mansion is open during Holly Walk as one of the seven historical sites decorated in a historically-appropriate manner for Christmas.