MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown National Historical Park debuts its first collaboration with Dream Rocket Project (DRP), a project of the International Fiber Collective, Inc (IFC), to collect thousands of artworks from kids around world and use those works to wrap a 385′ Space Launch System (SLS) rocket replica. DRP's aim is to expose kids to the importance of collaboration and the multi-disciplinary learning that inspires youth to "DREAM big, THINK big, and make a difference." Launched in 2009, this project hopes to collect over 9,000 submissions and estimates over 36,000 people will participate.
For its part, Morristown NHP's participants focused on the theme of 'Ingenuity in the Face of Adversity," a nod to Morristown's storied history of endurance, inventiveness, and survival.
In total, 73 works of art by 763 participants were created and are on display in the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center (JHVC). The participants are from 59 classes throughout 17 schools in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Schools that participated include one in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and schools from the New Jersey cities and towns of Bridgewater, Hackensack, Hackettstown, Leonia, Newark, Parsippany, Passaic, Paterson, Phillipsburg, Plainfield, Riverdale, Somerset, and Teaneck.
Park Superintendent Thomas Ross stated, "The work of these talented young people has transformed our Visitor Center into a bustling art gallery. It is truly inspiring."
The exhibit is in the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center until September 4, 2017. The JHVC is located 580- 600 Tempe Wick Road, Morristown, New Jersey.