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Summer 2019 Special Exhibits at Morristown National Historical Park

Poster describing the art exhibit - Ingenuity in the Face of Adversity.  Artwork was completed by students of all ages.
Poster for Ingenuity in the Face of Adversity art exhibit.

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News Release Date: June 14, 2019

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

Summer 2019 Special Exhibits at
Morristown National Historical Park
 
Special Items on Loan - 
“Ingenuity in the Face of Adversity” at the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center
“The Ties That Bind” from Bethel Church of Morristown; at the Washington’s Headquarters Museum
 
Free Admission
 
Morristown, NJ – Morristown National Historical Park (NHP) is pleased to announce its summer 2019 special exhibits available for public viewing at both its Jockey Hollow Visitor Center and its Washington’s Headquarters Museum. 

Morristown NHP’s Washington’s Headquarters Museum is located at 30 Washington Place, Morristown, New Jersey 07960. The Jockey Hollow Visitor Center is at 586 Tempe Wick Road, Morristown, New Jersey 07960. The summer hours for both buildings are Wednesday-Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm.

In addition to the four permanent exhibit galleries in the Washington’s Headquarters Museum, the park is offering four temporary exhibits designed to appeal to many different interests.

The feature exhibit, “The Ties That Bind: How Race Relations Shaped Morris County and New Jersey, 1688-2018,” was organized by the Bethel Church of Morristown. It traces the sometimes controversial history of the relationship between blacks and whites in New Jersey through the lens of Morris County. This 13-panel exhibition with images and text explores untold stories, diverse perspectives, and ideas to take action toward creating stronger, more positive “ties that bind.” Also included with the exhibit is a small case of relevant artifacts, plus a “Take Action” board with business-sized cards for visitors to take with them that include information on the cards to inspire the visitors to further positive action.

“An Amorous Connection” can be found in the museum’s Rare Book and Manuscript Room. This exhibit looks at the “Reynolds Affair” between Alexander Hamilton and Maria Reynolds. On view in one large exhibition case are original manuscripts from the park collection and a sofa believed to have been in the Grange, Hamilton’s Manhattan home. This exhibit was researched by Kate Calamito, who recently completed an internship in Morristown NHP’s Cultural Resources program. Ms. Calamito is a graduate of Stockton University and is from Riverdale, New Jersey. 

In the museum’s auditorium are two tabletop-sized cases of an exhibit that highlights the connection between national parks and comic books. Surprisingly, there is a strong connection.

Eighteen prints from noted Morris County artist Lucille Hobbie are on display in the museum’s main entrance hall. The hand-colored lithographs feature historic sites from around Morris County and nearby communities, and are on loan to Morristown NHP from the Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall.
 
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Visit Morristown NHP’s Jockey Hollow Visitor Center to view the most recent edition of the “Ingenuity in the Face of Adversity” art collection, a partnership with the International Fiber Collaborative. The artwork was created by 441 students from 20 different schools who worked jointly within their school to depict their understanding of “adversity.” The paintings on canvas portray everything from the soldiers’ experiences in 1779-1780 to adversity issues faced today. “Ingenuity in the Face of Adversity” will be on display until September 4, 2019.

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“Ingenuity in the Face of Adversity” Participating Schools
East Orange STEM Academy
Vernon Township High School
Holland Township School
Frelinghuysen Elementary School
West Milford High School
High Point Regional High School
John P. Stevens High School
Teaneck Community Charter School
Jefferson Elementary School
Cedar Grove High School
South Valley Academy
Unity Charter School
Orange High School
Elliott Street School
Paterson Arts and Science Charter School
High Charter School
Stuart Mesa K-8/ Camp Pendleton
Leonia Middle School
Montague School
Byram Intermediate School
 
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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 14, 2019

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