Morristown, NJ –  The Jewish Historical Society of New Jersey (JHSNJ) and Morristown National Historical Park (NHP) invite you to join them at 2 pm on Sunday, December 1, 2019 for an afternoon commemorating the 75th anniversary of a 1944 donation by the local Jewish community to Morristown NHP. The program will occur in Morristown NHP's Washington’s Headquarters Museum, 30 Washington Place, Morristown, New Jersey. 

The gift to Morristown NHP was of a 18th-century highboy chest of drawers, and served as a thank-you to the nation for its support of the Jewish community during the Second World War. The donation was enhanced by the provenance of the chest to John Hancock, a seminal figure in American history. 

The December 1, 2019 event will feature period appropriate light refreshments, a program by Mr. & Mrs. Hancock, portrayed by actors from the American Historical Theater, and an opportunity to see the chest currently on limited-time exhibit in the Ford Mansion.

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The program is free of charge, but registration is required. To register, contact Linda Forgosh at or 973-929-2994. The JHSNJ is part of the Jewish Federation Greater MetroWest NJ.

After the December 1st program, the highboy will be on display until December 31, 2019 in Morristown NHP’s Ford Mansion. The Ford Mansion is only accessible during guided tours that begin in the Washington’s Headquarters Museum. The tour schedule is available by calling 973-539-2016, x 210, Wednesday-Sunday.