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Revolutionary Times Weekend Program Highlights for Morristown, New Jersey


More Than Twenty Programs in the Greater Morristown Vicinity on April 16, 17 and 18

Morristown, NJ – Morristown National Historical Park (NHP) Superintendent, and chairperson of the Revolutionary Times Weekend steering committee, Randy Turner has announced the final program details for the upcoming special event weekend. Also, National Park Week begins on Saturday, April 17 and runs through Sunday, April 25. As one of the 392 units of the National Park System, entrance fees at Morristown NHP’s Washington’s Headquarters unit will be waived that week, beginning on Friday, April 16.

Highlights of the some of the more than twenty Revolutionary Times Weekend programs include:

Friday, April 16

Naturalization Ceremony – at 1 p.m. Washington’s Headquarters Museum, 30 Washington Place, Morristown. Welcome new American citizens as they take the oath of allegiance to the United States of America. A Martha Washington Tea follows from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy period tea and light refreshments courtesy of the Washington Association of New Jersey. Free admission to the Museum and to both events.

Life After George Washington: Morristown After the Revolution Exhibit – from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall, 68 Morris Avenue, Morristown. ALSO on Sunday, April 18, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Saturday. Included in admission to Acorn Hall; includes tour of house and art exhibits; $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students, and free for members and children under age 12.

Heritage Gala Honoring New Jersey Historian John T. Cunningham, 6:30 p.m. at the Westin Governor Morris Hotel, Whippany Road, Morristown. Advance tickets are required; contact Morris County Tourism Bureau at 973-631-5151.

Saturday and Sunday, April 17 and 18

A Day in the Life of the Livingstons – 1780 – both Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 25 Old Parsippany Road (near 10 Lanidex West). The Livingston-Benedict House and barn will be open as costumed volunteers portray members of the Governor William Livingston family. Free, with donations accepted.

Saturday, April 17

Colonial Crafts and Games at the Morris Museum –from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown. Enjoy games such as bowling and cup and ball; play a round of Revolutionary War trivia. Museum admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and children, and free for members and children under age 3.

Hike to Fort Nonsense – from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This hike leaves from the Morris County Tourism Bureau, 6 Court Street, Morristown. This walk to Fort Nonsense will be conducted by an experienced guide and heritage tourism docent. Reservations are required; $10 per person. Call (973) 631-5151.

Jockey Hollow Campfire Program – from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Wick Farmhouse, near the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center. Enjoy Colonial style stories and riddles around a campfire. For your own comfort and safety, please bring a folding chair or blanket and a flashlight. Free, however, reservations are requested. Call (973) 543-4030.

Sunday, April 18

Special Showing of Morristown: Where America Survived – from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Bickford Theatre – Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown. Join Emmy award-winning New Jersey Network producer Robert Szuter for a conversation and special showing of his new NJN program. Light refreshments will be served. The showing is open to the public at no charge. Regular museum admission fee applies if visiting the Morris Museum after the program.

Living in Period Style: Curator’s Tour of Fine Furniture 1750 – 1790 – from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Avenue, Morristown. Join Curator Ryan Hyman for a special tour focusing on the furnishings and decorative arts from the period. Advance tickets are required; call (973) 538-2404. Museum admission fee is $6 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; members are free.

Whippany Cemetery: Tour Northwest New Jersey’s Oldest Cemetery 1718 – from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Route 10 East, Whippany. Join experienced guides to learn about the many historic graves in the cemetery. Free admission with light refreshments available.

Open House and Tea with Alexander Hamilton and Betsy Schuyler – from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Schuyler-Hamilton House, 5 Olyphant Place, Morristown. Reservations required, $10 per person; call (973) 539-7502. IMPORTANT NOTE: due to limited on-site parking, a free shuttle bus will operate from the lower parking lot at the Washington’s Headquarters Museum, 30 Washington Place, beginning at 12:15 p.m.

North Jersey American Revolution Round Table Closing Symposium: Alexander Hamilton and the Revolution – from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Washington’s Headquarters Museum, 30 Washington Place, Morristown. IMPORTANT NOTE: seating is limited to the first 150 guests; free for NJARRT members and $5 for guests. Richard Schwartz, Whippany Park High School’s Social Studies department coordinator will speak about the important role Hamilton played in Morristown and in New Jersey during the Revolution.

More than a dozen organizations throughout the greater Morristown area are participating in the April 16, 17, and 18 Revolutionary Times Weekend. The weekend will highlight elements of colonial life in addition to a military encampment at Jockey Hollow. General George Washington (as portrayed by Dean Malissa) will help celebrate Revolutionary Times Weekend by participating in a series of events in Morristown on Saturday, April 17th. Most weekend activities are free of charge, but a limited number of events will require tickets.

JPEG publicity images are available for the media. To have the images emailed to you, contact Superintendent Randy Turner at

A schedule of events and updated information is posted at:


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