Just in time for Presidents’ Day Weekend, the Morristown National Historical Park is celebrating the Grand Opening of their Discover History Center. New exhibits at the Washington’s Headquarters museum offer interactive activities, videos, artifacts and special activities all weekend. Additionally, the Ford Mansion, Washington’s Headquarters, will be open to visitors.
The result of nearly a decade of work, the new Discover History Center is a $2.2 million project for the 21st century. Immersive exhibits will engage visitors with hands-on and multi-media experiences that explore the stories of Morristown, the Continental Army, General George Washington and the Continental Congress during the years that “tried men’s souls.”
The galleries feature many never-before-seen artifacts, interactive activities geared towards children and adults, and five new videos to experience. Visitors can step into the footsteps of a Continental soldier for inspection, lift a musket to feel its weight, and walk past snow drifts and into a re-created log hut. On the museum’s main level, the military gallery now features an interactive timeline of the Revolutionary Era. A redesigned mini-theater provides space for the park’s introductory film, uniform signage, and audio-description and listening devices ensure accessibility for all visitors to the museum.
The official opening ceremony will be Saturday, February 17th at 10 am in Washington’s Headquarters Museum Auditorium located at 30 Washington Place in Morristown. Special events are planned throughout the three-day weekend, visit the website at www.nps.gov/morr for more information.
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