PBS Show "Travels with Darley" Spotlights Morris County's Revolutionary History


Morris Museum Hosts Exclusive Screening of PBS' "Travels with Darley," Highlights Morris County's Historical Gems in Episode Titled "Revolutionary Road Trips."

MORRISTOWN, NJ — A journey through time, highlighting the pivotal role of New Jersey in America's fight for independence, is set to captivate audiences at the Morris Museum. The museum invites the public to a special premiere screening of the PBS series "Travels with Darley" on Sunday, February 18 at 2 p.m., featuring the episode "Revolutionary Road Trips." This unique series, hosted by Darley Newman, brings to life lesser-known aspects of the American Revolution in three new episodes, with a special focus on Morris County.

The screening, presented in collaboration with the Morris County Economic Development Alliance and Tourism Bureaus' 250th Anniversary Committee, promises to be more than just a visual treat. The event will be graced by key local figures, including Morris County Commissioner Deputy Director Stephen Shaw and Director Christine Myers, who will provide opening remarks. The audience can also anticipate an on-screen appearance from former Commissioner Director John Krickus, who was interviewed for the show.

Newman, renowned for her global travels and insightful storytelling, has explored destinations from Botswana to Belgium. Her latest venture into New Jersey offers a fresh perspective on the state's historic sites, including Morristown, Monmouth Battlefield, and Princeton. The episodes promise to reveal intriguing stories about places George Washington and Alexander Hamilton frequented, including battlefields, parks, and historic pubs.

Darley Newman at Morristown’s Glenbrook Brewery with owners and Revolutionary War re-enactors.

The event extends beyond the screening, featuring a Q&A session where audience members can delve deeper into New Jersey's history and discover hidden local spots. Insights from PBS host Newman, Tom Loughman of the Morris Museum, and Craig Schlosser of the Morris County Economic Development Alliance (MCEDAlliance) & Tourism Bureau (MCTB) will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this enlightening series.

Tickets for this unique historical journey are available through the Morris Museum website. Attendees are encouraged to seize this opportunity to connect with their state's revolutionary past and the ongoing efforts to preserve it.

The series "Travels with Darley: Revolutionary Road Trips" will air on NJ PBS, with the first episode premiering on March 6 at 8:30 p.m., focusing on Princeton, Trenton, and Washington Crossing. The subsequent episodes, airing on March 13 and March 20, will explore Morristown, Monmouth Battlefield, and Middlesex and Somerset Counties, respectively.

"Travels with Darley" is not just a travel series; it's a journey into the heart of America's foundational history, inviting viewers to rediscover the nation's past and its relevance today. Don't miss the chance to watch these episodes on NJ PBS and attend the exclusive screening at the Morris Museum for an immersive historical experience.

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