The National Park Service at Morristown National Historical Park (NHP) is pleased to be working with the New Jersey Historical Commission to help plan and present part of its NJ 2016 Forum: Changing Attitudes Toward Preserving History and the Environment. The forum, inspired by the National Park Service’s 2016 Centennial Fri., Nov. 18, at Morristown NHP, and Sat., Nov. 19, at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown.
Pre-reception activities include a special bus tour around Morristown NHP’s Jockey Hollow and the surrounding area, or an exclusive curatorial behind-the-scenes tour.
In addition to celebrating the NPS Centennial and New Jersey’s environmental history, the event will explore other aspects of the state’s rich and diverse history.
Tours include “Drive-By History Tour” at 2 p.m. Sit back and relax as park ranger and historian Eric Olsen takes passengers on a bus tour through Morristown, Jockey Hollow and the surrounding area; and “That’s at Morristown?” a curatorial Behind-The-Scenes Tour at 3:45 p.m. or 4:45 p.m. Embark on a journey with Morristown NHP’s Chief of Cultural Resources, Dr. Jude Pfister, to see sights that few get to see.
Fri., Nov. 18, at Morristown NHP also includes a reception in the Washington’s Headquarters Museum and Ford Mansion Open House Tours. The reception is sponsored by the Washington Association of New Jersey, and will feature a presentation by award-winning author and historian James J. Gigantino II, speaking on William Livingston and the Revolutionary Environment in New Jersey.
Pulitzer prize-winning author Dan Fagin highlights an event-filled schedule Sat., Nov. 19, at the College of Saint Elizabeth. Fagin will offer the NJ 2016 Forum keynote address on a day filled with informative panels and discussion.
Exhibition space for Nov. 19 is available to promote the organization’s programs and services to a statewide audience at the NJHC’s biggest event of the year. Exhibition space is free, but limited. Simply sign-up at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XRWSLPJ.