Dream Rocket: Art In The Park

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Date: June 13, 2017
Contact: Carmen Pantaleo, 973-539-2016
Contact: Sarah Minegar, 973-539-2016

Morristown National Historical Park News

 
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Contact:  Carmen Pantaleo
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Art in the Park: Students Celebrate 'Ingenuity in the Face of Adversity' with Dream Rocket Collaboration
Free exhibit at Morristown National Historical Park, Jockey Hollow Visitor Center
 
June 1- September 4, 2017
during operation hours, Jockey Hollow Visitor Center


Morristown, NJ – Morristown National Historical Park debuts its first collaboration with Dream Rocket Project (DRP), a project of the International Fiber Collective, Inc (IFC), to collect thousands of artworks from kids around world and use those works to wrap a 385′ Space Launch System (SLS) rocket replica. DRP's aim is to expose kids to the importance of collaboration and the multi-disciplinary learning that inspires youth to "DREAM big, THINK big, and make a difference." Launched in 2009, this project hopes to collect over 9,000 submissions and estimates over 36,000 people will participate. 
 
For its part, Morristown NHP's participants focused on the theme of 'Ingenuity in the Face of Adversity," a nod to Morristown's storied history of endurance, inventiveness, and survival. In total 763 participants worked on 72 panels. Park Superintendent Thomas Ross stated, "The work of these talented young people has transformed our Visitor Center into a bustling art gallery. It is truly inspiring." 
 
This exhibit will remain open until September 4, 2017. Jockey Hollow Visitor Center (580- 600 Tempe Wick Road, Morristown, New Jersey).
 
 
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Morristown National Historical Park preserves, protects, and commemorates the landscapes, structures, features, and museum collections of the Continental Army winter encampments, the headquarters of General George Washington, and related Revolutionary War sites at Morristown, New Jersey for the benefit and inspiration of the public. Morristown NHP also represents a continuum of our nation’s efforts to protect our common heritage: as the very first “national historical park”, the park was also established to commemorate, preserve, and memorialize American history and heritage. Morristown NHP is the primary NPS site in the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area. Established by the U.S. Congress in 2006, the Crossroads promotes a greater understanding of Revolutionary-era historical sites and landscapes in New Jersey.
 
For more information about Morristown NHP, please call 973-539-2016 ext. 210 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/morr.
 
You can also check out our Museum Blog at http://morristownnhpmuseum.blogspot.com/.
 
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Last updated: June 13, 2017

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