Morristown, NJ – Special exhibits are now available for public viewing at both the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center and Washington’s Headquarters Museum,
Exhibits available for public viewing include The Ties That Bind, An Amorous Connection, and Ingenuity in the Face of Adversity.
The feature exhibit, “The Ties That Bind: How Race Relations Shaped Morris County and New Jersey, 1688-2018,” can be viewed at Washington's Headquarters Museum. The exhibit, organized by the Bethel Church of Morristown, traces the 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.
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“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.
Twenty schools participated in the "ingenuity in the Face of Adversity" Exhibit which can be seen at the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center. Students from the East orange STEM Academy, Vernon Township High School, Holland Township School, West Milford 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 and Byram Intermediate School.
Exhibits can be viewed Wednesday through Sunday from 10am - 5pm. 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.