MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Morris County Historical Society is pleased to announce “Historic Morris County,” a juried photo contest, to celebrate the rich and diverse history of Morris County. The contest will be open for submission from Oct. 1 to April 16, 2021. Check MCHS website, MorrisCountyHistory.org, on Oct. 1 for submission form and more information.

Bruce White, former staff photographer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Sotheby’s, will be a special guest judge. White’s most recent work, At Home in the President’s Neighborhood, (2016) was in collaboration with the White House Historical Association. He also was principal photographer for their books, The White House: Its Historic Furnishings and First Families and the 50th-anniversary edition of the White House: An Historic Guide and Tudor Place: An American Treasure.

An award reception in the Museum Gallery at Morristown National Historical Park will open the exhibit and entries will be on display starting May 2021; date and time to be determined; https://morriscountyhistory.org/programs-events/photo-contest/. More details to follow; check back often.

  Founded in 1945, MCHS is a member-supported 501 (c) 3 organization whose mission is to preserve and promote the history of Morris County. MCHS receives operating funds from the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey Historical Commission and project/preservation grant funding from the New Jersey Historic Trust, 1772 Foundation, and Morris County Historic Preservation Trust. The MCHS was also awarded a Sandy Disaster Relief Grant for Historic Properties by the New Jersey Historic Trust, with funds provided by the Historic Preservation Fund of the National Park Service to the NJ State Historic Preservation Office.