Revolutionary Times has a new date: July 4th 2013
Town of Morristown to sponsor fireworks
For the past few years “Revolutionary Times Weekend” has featured an encampment at Morristown National Historical Park (MNHP) in April. This year, an extraordinary partnership between historic, municipal and cultural organizations have joined together to move this event to July 4th; a more patriotic time of year when families are on vacation and available to enjoy the celebration.
As part of the celebration, the reading of Declaration of Independence which is usually held at Washington’s Headquarters in (MNHP), will be recited by MNHP staff on the Morristown Green followed by family fun games and activities. In addition, the Town of Morristown has generously agreed to sponsor a dazzling fireworks display for the public to enjoy at Lewis Morris Park, where there will be music and picnicking. This family-friendly event supports the “liberty” theme in advance of New Jersey’s 2014 celebration of its 350th Anniversary and is dedicated to raising awareness of the role that Morristown area played in the Revolutionary War.
The esteemed partners for this event include thus far: Washington Association of New Jersey, North Jersey American Revolution Roundtable, Daughters of the American Revolution/Schuyler-Hamilton House, The Town of Morristown, Morris County Park Commission, Morristown National Historical Park, Morris Arts and Morris County Tourism Bureau.
Revolutionary Times Weekend serves to promote the historic importance of the Morristown area during the American Revolution with the boundaries of the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area.
About Jockey Hollow Re-Enactment Weekend – The Continental Army encampment comes to life!
On April 20th and 21st soldiers, their wives and their children return to Jockey Hollow for our Encampment Weekend. It’s an event full of activities for the whole family.
Events throughout the weekend will let you discover the life of a soldier the Spring of 1780 in Jockey Hollow. Throughout the encampment site you will be able to experience many parts of camp life. See cooking demonstrations, or participate in our Kid’s Drill, where the whole family can learn to be colonial soldiers.
At least 13 re-enactor regiments will demonstrate various Revolutionary War military tactics and maneuvers throughout the weekend, including musket and artillery firing. All activities are free!
For additional information and schedule call 973-539-2016 ext. 210 or visit www.nps.gov/morr/encampment-weekend.htm
GPS Address: 580 Tempe Wick Road, Morristown, NJ 07980
For more things to see and do in Morris County and Morristown, visit www.morristourism.org.
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- Morris County Tourism Bureau
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