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Contact: Jude Pfister, 973-539-2016 x 204
Morristown NHP's Chief of Cultural Resources Presents Two Talks
Morristown, NJ - Morristown National Historical Park (NHP) is pleased to announce that, as part of its National Park Service Centennial Celebration, Chief of Cultural Resources Jude Pfister is presenting two talks in the region which highlight the park's extensive archival collection.
February 25, 2016
Becoming George: The George Washington Manuscript Collection at Morristown National Historical Park. Discover more than 400 of George Washington's manuscripts which are part of Morristown NHP's archival collection. The talk is part of Drew Library's Conversations on Collecting Series.
*Time: 4 pm - 5:30 pm
*Location: Drew University's Rose Memorial Library, 2nd Floor Pilling Room. Madison, New Jersey.
For more information about Drew University and directions, visit https://www.drew.edu/ .
March 5, 2016
America Writes Its History, lecture and book signing. Dr. Pfister's talk will examine how history was shaped by events, and how events were shaped by history, and especially by historians. The writing of American history has followed the development of the country from the first tentative outposts in the early 1600s to the free, independent, and confident nation of the early 1800s. During that time, writers sought to fashion the guiding narrative of the unfolding American drama as it played out against great upheavals in colonial and Revolutionary America. How would Americans define themselves and their new land? Their fears, anxieties, triumps, and defeats are all chronicled in the multiple ways Americans chose to document our past. Copies of Dr. Pfister's book, America Writes Its History, will be available for purchase and the author will sign copies following the presentation.
*Time: 1 pm
*Location: Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum; 432 W. Walnut Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania 18102
*Free to members of the Lehigh County Historical Society, $8.00 for adult non-members, and $3.00 for non-member children
For more information about the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum and directions, visit www.lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org.
Dr. Jude Pfister has worked with the National Park Service in the field of historic preservation and cultural resource conservation since 1993. He currently serves as Chief of Cultural Resources at Morristown NHP, where he oversees the museum, archival, and library programs. He is the author of several books, as well as multiple articles and reviews.