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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Tourism Bureau (MCTB) welcomes you to join us again for our annual walking tour and lecture series. Experience the rich history that Morris County has to offer with a knowledgeable guide. Summer programs will be held on five successive Saturday mornings during July and August. Tickets are $15.00. Please pre-register and pre-pay online at morristourism.org. For additional information, or to pre-register, call 973-631-5151.
The Seeing Eye Walking Tour-Saturday, July 15 at 10 a.m.
North America’s first guide dog training school, The Seeing Eye© of Morris Township, was founded in 1929 by Morris Frank. During this tour you’ll learn about the history of The Seeing Eye, walk the streets of Morristown where the dogs train, and see how Seeing Eye dogs respond to their owners. The tour begins at their in-town training center, passes sites important to the history of the organization, and concludes at the statue of Morris Frank and his dog, Buddy for a photo op.
Husband and wife, Jim and Ginger Kutsch, lead this unique tour. Jim serves as the president and CEO of The Seeing Eye; Ginger is a volunteer with the organization. Both are graduates of The Seeing Eye.
Saturday, July 15 at 10:00 a.m. Tour begins at 14 Maple Avenue, Morristown. Parking is available in the DeHart garage and there is metered parking on adjoining side streets.
Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler: A Match Made in Morristown Walking Tour-Saturdays July 15 and 22, August 5 and 12 at 10 a.m.
This unique walking tour will cover a mile through Morristown visiting sites associated with Alexander Hamilton’s stay here in 1777 and 1779-80. Serving as General George Washington’s aide-de-camp, Hamilton thrived as a trusted advisor to the General.
Your guide will be Patricia Sanftner. Ms. Sanftner is a member of the local D.A.R., the conservators of the Schuyler-Hamilton House (c. 1760). You will learn about the life and loves of Hamilton and how he met his wife in Morristown.
The tour will be given four times: Saturdays, July 15 and 22, August 5 and 12 at 10:00 a.m. The tour begins in the center of the Morristown Green, Park Place, at the stone bench. Park at nearby garages or metered parking spaces around the Green.
Curator’s Presentation: Spotlight on Alexander and Eliza Hamilton-Saturday, July 29 at 10 a.m.
Visit Morristown National Historical Park for this special program given by Dr. Jude Pfister, Chief of Cultural Resources. While the park displays and interprets the events of two winter encampments by the Continental Army, its archives span the years 15,000 B.C. to the 20th century and include 500,000 objects, many of which have never, and never will be, on display to the public.
This special program will highlight items in the collection that directly relate to Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler, e.g. their sofa, a lock of her hair. As a bonus, Dr. Pfister will be presenting a few astonishing objects associated with World War I, in commemoration of the centennial of America’s April 1917 entry into the Great War.
Saturday, July 29 at 10 a.m. at Morristown National Historical Park, 30 Washington Place, Morristown. Free parking is available in two parking lots adjacent to the Washington’s Headquarters Museum. Day of program only: MNHP phone number is 973-539-2016.
The Summer 2017 Historical Walking Tours and Programs from the Morris County Tourism Bureau are being generously sponsored by Normandy Real Estate Partners, AAA Northeast, Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Skylands Magazine, the Artist Baker, the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, the Washington Association of New Jersey, New Jersey Natural Gas, NJM Insurance Group, Nicky and Paige L’Hommedieu, and Jeanne and Joe Goryeb.