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    The Visitor Center, Wick House, Museum and the Ford Mansion will be closed Friday Sept 5 from 11:30am to 2pm for a mandatory all employee meeting. Tours of the Ford Mansion will resume at 2pm. Sorry for the inconvience. Call 973-539-2016 ext.210 for info.

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Morristown: Where America Survived

Morristown: Where America Survived

Morristown: Where America Survived is a thirty-minute High Definition documentary which revisits that winter of 1779-80 when Washington's troops arrived at the densely-wooded area just south of Morristown known as Jockey Hollow, to build a log hut city for their winter camp.  The film is an eye-opening look at how the camp saved the army - and the American Revolution - from the brink of disaster.

Based on John T. Cunningham's book The Uncertain Revolution and shot on location at Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown: Where America Survived is narrated by award-winning actor Edward Herrmann, who has voiced many history documentaries over his extensive career.

The film is shown at the Wahington's Headquarter's Museum and the Visitor Center in Jockey Hollow.

 

Did You Know?

George Washington by Gilbert Stuart

George Washington lost his first tooth at 22. Over the next 35 years he lost all but one of the rest of his teeth. Dentures made for him were carved from hippopotamus, walrus, or elephant ivory or other teeth. Washington was buried wearing dentures made by dentist John Greenwood.