History July Fourth Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence

July Fourth Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Morristown, NJ – Morristown National Historical Park will celebrate our Declaration of Independence with July Fourth activities beginning at noon on the park’s Washington’s Headquarters grounds, 30 Washington Place. The event will feature a variety of activities, including the promotion of Junior Ranger Programs and interactive demonstrations by reenactors from the 2nd New Jersey regiment. Visitors can join…

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CommunityHistory US Army Celebrates 249th Birthday!

US Army Celebrates 249th Birthday!

On June 14, 1775, 249 years ago, the Second Continental Congress founded a united army to bring the 13 colonies together in the fight for independence from Great Britain. The U.S. Army was officially born. The Army was founded just months into the American Revolutionary War and predates the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Over…

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CommunityHistory Veterans and Fallen Honored at Annual Memorial Day Event

Veterans and Fallen Honored at Annual Memorial Day Event

Morris County Distinguished Military Service Medals Presented to 13 Veterans The Morris County Board of County Commissioners presented Distinguished Military Service Medals to 13 veterans at the Morris County Annual Memorial Day Observance ceremony outside the historic county courthouse in Morristown today. State legislators and Congressional office representatives also delivered honors to the veterans whose…

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CommunityHistory Municipalities Invited to Support America’s 250th Anniversary

Municipalities Invited to Support America’s 250th Anniversary

The Morris County Economic Development Alliance, the Morris County Tourism Bureau and the Morris County Economic Development Corporation are hosting a complimentary workshop on May 23 to teach municipalities how to become RevolutionNJ (RevNJ) communities to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the United States in 2026. Where: Washington’s Headquarters Museum, 30 Washington Place, Morristown When: Thursday, May 23 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. “We…

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Great OutdoorsHistoryTourism Chatham Historic Riverside Trail Dedicated on Celebrate Trails Day

Chatham Historic Riverside Trail Dedicated on Celebrate Trails Day

Ribbon Cutting for One of First Trails Funded by Morris County Trails Program For “Celebrate Trails Day 2024,” Morris County Commissioners Stephen Shaw and John Krickus joined the Morris County Park Commission, Chatham officials and residents in Shepard Kollock Park on Saturday to dedicate Chatham Borough Historic Riverside Trail with a ribbon cutting. “Our trails have…

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