Stories: The Arts
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Painting the Gap
Marie Zimmermann (1879-1972).
The pre-eminent figure in Fine Arts in this area, Zimmermann moved away from the New York art scene in 1944 to her family's vacation home near Milford, Pennsylvania. She was in her 60's, a nationally acclaimed metal crafts artist with a half-dozen employees, coverage in national arts magazines, and exhibitions from coast to coast. For the next 20 years, she would alternate her residence from her house and farm in Milford in the warm months to Florida in winter. Her home, the Marie Zimmermann house, is under restoration by the park and the Friends of Marie Zimmermann.
A World of Music
Did You Know?
... that Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area includes lands which once belonged to 5 New Jersey boy scout camps. Private and religious camps also flourished along the riverbanks that are now part of the park at sites such as Turn Farm PA, Coppermine Inn NJ, and Coppermine Hiking Area NJ. More...