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Eighteenth Century Comes to Life Through Revolutionary Times Weekend


More Than Fifteen Programs in the Greater Morristown Vicinity

Morristown, NJ – On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 15, 16 and 17, 2011, historic and cultural sites in the greater Morristown, New Jersey vicinity will present “Revolutionary Times Weekend,” a weekend of American Revolution-related programs. To help promote the importance of Morristown and New Jersey to the American Revolution, all of the special events will be held at sites within the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area.

A highlight of this year’s “Revolutionary Times Weekend” is its coinciding with Morristown’s “Downtown Morristown Restaurant Week” on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16. This will provide the public with the opportunity to participate in historic and cultural events and enjoy a meal in a nearby restaurant. Restaurant Week businesses will offer prix fixe menus for lunch and/or dinner, or special promotions in their establishments. For more information on “Downtown Morristown Restaurant Week,” please visit and Downtown Morristown Restaurant Week on Facebook, or call the Morristown Partnership at 973-455-1133.

Additionally, throughout the weekend, Morristown National Historical Park and National Park Service sales items and souvenirs from the park’s gift shops will be available to purchase in downtown Morristown at the following locations: Del’s Novelty & Party Supply Shop, 84 Elm Street; Greenberry’s Coffee & Tea Company, 46 Park Place; International Pottery, 8 South Street and Swaine’s of Morristown at 68 South Street.

Events list for “Revolutionary Times Weekend” are listed below.

Friday, April 15th

Naturalization Ceremony at the Washington’s Headquarters Museum, 30 Washington Place, Morristown. The Martha Washington Tea and Reception follows the ceremony at 2 p.m. Both events are open to the public at no charge. For more information: 973-539-2016 x 210.

Over Here and Over There: Morris County’s Role in WWII: Preserving the Freedoms Won in the American Revolution. Special exhibition at the Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall, 68 Morris Avenue, Morristown. Repeats on Sunday, April 17th.

Conversation and Libations with Alexander Hamilton – Cocktail reception with Alexander Hamilton, founding father and a General Washington aide-de-camp in Morristown during the 1779-1780 encampment (portrayed by a costumed interpreter).

Saturday, April 16th

First Annual Symposium of the North Jersey American Revolution Round Table. Scheduled speakers include David Cowen, Carrie Fellows, Executive Director of Macculloch Hall Historical Museum; Jude Pfister, Chief of Cultural Resources, Morristown National Historical Park; Robert Mayer and Marc Mappen. Free for NJARRT members.

Meet the Speakers: Colonial Luncheon with the Symposium Speakers

Jockey Hollow Continental Army Encampment. Join the Second New Jersey Regiment. Helms’ Company and approximately 40 additional costumed reenactors as they present military and camp-life demonstrations throughout the day, including special “recruitment drills” for children. Repeats on Sunday, April 17th.

Spring in the Wick Garden. Volunteers from the Herb Society of America, Northern New Jersey Unit will be available to give tours of the historic Wick Garden and answer questions about the garden. Repeats on Sunday, April 17th.

Montville Dutch Revolutionary Times with the Outwater’s Brigade Militia. Activities include reenactments and spinning & weaving demonstrations and tours of historic sites. Repeats on Sunday, April 17th with abbreviated time.

Fosterfields: Then and Now. Walks and talks on early Fosterfields history, and cooking and agricultural activities that compare colonial life with the early 20th century and now.

Children’s Colonial Crafts and Games. Join a Morris Museum educator to learn about children during the Revolutionary War.

Mirror of History: The Livingston-Benedict House 1752-2011. Repeats on Sunday, April 17th. Crafts, demonstrations and costumed reenactors bring history to life.

Walking Tour of the Historic Presbyterian Church Burying Ground. Join Scott Shepherd, local historian and author of “Who’s Who in the Graveyard” as he helps you explore the burying ground where a variety of luminaries are interred.

Sunday, April 17th

Intrepid Majors Millidge & Morris: Hanover Township’s Highest Ranking Officers Choose Opposite Sides in the American Revolution. Local historian Don Kiddoo will recount the life stories of surveyor Thomas Millidge who served with the Tory Loyalists supporting the British, and tavern keeper Joseph Morris who fought for the Washington’s Continental Army.

Special Showing of the NJN Program, Morristown: Where America Survived.

A Day in the Life of a Morristown Woman. Museum Executive Director Carrie Fellows’ practical experience performing domestic tasks with period techniques and tools will provide special insight as she helps you explore the most common domestic occurrences of late 18th-century Morristown – food preparation, housework, childrearing and related activities.

For times, costs and details on these events visit and download the schedule.


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