Morristown National Historical Park Celebrates 90th Anniversary with New Photography Exhibit
In celebration of its 90th anniversary, Morristown National Historical Park (NHP) is set to unveil a new rotating photography exhibit, thanks to a generous grant from the New Jersey Society of the Cincinnati. The exhibit will showcase the park's rich history and architectural beauty, offering visitors an ever-evolving, yet timeless experience.
Morristown NHP is home to the sites of General Washington and the Continental army's winter encampment of December 1779 to June 1780, during which they endured the coldest winter on record. In addition to commemorating these historical events, the park also maintains a museum and library collection related to the encampments, George Washington, and pre-and post-Revolutionary America.
The Society of Cincinnati, the nation's oldest patriotic organization, was established in 1783 by officers of the Continental Army in honor of Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus. The Society is dedicated to promoting understanding and appreciation of the American Revolution and its legacy.
Dr. Jude Pfister, Park Chief Curator, expressed gratitude for the Society's support, noting that "Washington spent more time in New Jersey than any other state during the Revolution. The echoes of his impact, and his army’s, have been captured in the portraits that the photographer Xiomaro created of an ever-shifting yet timeless view shed."
The photography exhibit, featuring large format prints by internationally recognized artist and published author Xiomaro, will artistically highlight the beauty and historical significance of the park's Jockey Hollow landscape, the iconic Ford Mansion, and the rarely seen interiors of the Cross Estate Mansion. Xiomaro's work has been featured in numerous media outlets in the United States, England, and Greece.
As Morristown NHP celebrates its milestone 90th anniversary, the photography exhibit serves as a testament to the importance of historic preservation and the enduring public value of history. For more information, visit the websites of the New Jersey Society of Cincinnati
and Morristown NHP.