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  • Morristown National Historical Park

    Twisted 18th Century Style

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    Spinning bees, or gatherings, helped people to help the war as well as stay connected with each other. Come learn how a drop spindle works, how to operate a spinning wheel, and connect with the threads of the past. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:30 AM,1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    Location:
    Jockey Hollow Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Morristown National Historical Park

    “Extra Baggage”: The Women and Children of the Continental Army

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

    Washington lamented that the women and children of the Continental Army—the families of the soldiers—slowed down the army on the march but he knew that many had nowhere else to go. More

    Time:
    1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Soldier Huts
    Fees:
    Free
  • Morristown National Historical Park

    Washington in Morristown: An Author Talk

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

    Author talk by Michael E. Newton, an Alexander Hamilton scholar, to discuss the Continental Army winter encampments in NJ & the relationship of Washington & Hamilton. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM
    Location:
    Washington's Headquarters Museum Auditorium
    Fees:
    Free
  • Morristown National Historical Park

    A House's Tale

    Saturday, July 18, 2015

    The “Cape Cod” style farmhouse built by Henry Wick has endured, despite over 260 years of active use. Travel though time with a ranger and explore the multifaceted story of this historic building. More

    Time:
    1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Location:
    Wick House Yard (rain location: Visitor Center)
    Fees:
    Free
  • Morristown National Historical Park

    Soldier at the Huts

    Sunday, July 19, 2015

    Learn about the life of a common soldier during the winter encampment and see the clothing, equipment and weapons that a soldier used as you visit the replica soldier huts of the Pennsylvania Line. More

    Time:
    1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Soldier Huts at Jockey Hollow
    Fees:
    Free
  • Morristown National Historical Park

    Early American Money

    Sunday, July 26, 2015

    Learn about the history of finance during the colonial period, and the troubles that Washington and the army faced during the American Revolution. View the some of the park's collection of coins and currency from the 18th and 19th century. More

    Time:
    1:30 PM,2:30 PM,3:30 PM
    Location:
    Washington's Headquarters Museum
    Fees:
    Free
  • Morristown National Historical Park

    Mrs. Hamilton Returns!

    Saturday, August 1, 2015

    Join Elizabeth (Betsy) Schuyler Hamilton, wife of Alexander Hamilton, on a tour of the Ford Mansion! Find out how they met here in Morristown & explore Hamilton's incredible & lasting contributions to the American Revolution and to the fledgling republic. More

    Location:
    Ford Mansion
  • Morristown National Historical Park

    Colonial Games

    Sunday, August 2, 2015

    Have old-fashioned fun with games played by the soldiers and the Wick family. Try your hand at nine-pins, quoits, trap-ball, nine-man morris, fox and geese and other 18th century games. More

    Time:
    1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Wick House
    Fees:
    Free
  • Morristown National Historical Park

    Morris County’s Acorn Hall: An Author Talk

    Sunday, August 2, 2015

    Join Morristown’s Chief of Cultural Resources Dr. Jude Pfister as he gives a talk about his new book, Morris County's Acorn Hall. Dr. Pfister will provide some vital insight into this local treasure and the role the park played in its founding. More

    Time:
    1:30 PM
    Location:
    Washington's Headquarters Museum Auditorium
    Fees:
    Free

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