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Rediscovering Morristown National Historical Park: Photographic Exhibition by Xiomaro

Wall painting of a young boy peering behind an actual open door, playing a fife and dressed as a Continental Army musician.
A wall painting at the park's Cross Estate of a young boy, peering from behind a actual open door, playing a fife and dressed as a Continental Army musician.

Photo by Xiomɑ́ro

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News Release Date: May 17, 2022

Contact: Jude Pfister, 973-539-2016 x 204

Morristown, NJ - Morristown National Historical Park (NHP) celebrates 2023 its 90th anniversary as a unit of the National Park Service. This milestone presents an opportunity for the park – the nation’s first designated national historical park – to reintroduce itself to the rapidly changing global and local communities it serves in the 21st-century.

To kick off the commemoration period beginning in 2022, the National Park Service commissioned the nationally recognized New York artist, musician, and author Xiomɑ́ro (pronounced See-oh-ma-ro) to create fine art photographs of the some of the park’s key features: the Ford Mansion, Jockey Hollow, and the Cross Estate Mansion/New Jersey Brigade Area.

Morristown NHP will host events to showcase visiting artist Xiomaro’s park-related work. All events are free. The schedule is as follows:

  • June 4 to July 31: The centerpiece photo exhibit “Rediscovering Morristown National Historical Park” will be on view at both the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center and Washington’s Headquarters Museum.
  • 10 am to 2 pm, Saturday, June 4: Join Xiomɑ́ro for a meet and greet at the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center where he will discuss his photos inspired by Morristown NHP.
  • 2-4 pm, Saturday, June 11: Xiomɑ́ro will host a photo walk and talk of the Wick Farm and Grand Parade Trail. Meet in the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center.
  • 2-3 pm, Saturday, June 18: Xiomɑ́ro will present a family-friendly concert in Washington’s Headquarters Museum. He will be accompanied by Saint, a singer-songwriter. The concert will incorporate an illustrated talk about his National Park photography and the connections to his music.

 

Locations:

  • Washington’s Headquarters Museum: 30 Washington Place, Morristown, NJ 07960.

  • Jockey Hollow Visitor Center: 580- 600 Tempe Wick Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 (approximate; no actual street # is displayed on Tempe Wick Road).
     

For more information see the artist’s website at: www.xiomaro.com

Visit Morristown National Historical Park at www.nps.gov/morr, or call 973-539-2016 x 204

The exhibitions and programming are made possible by a grant from Morris Arts through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

 



Last updated: May 19, 2022

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