Morris County and Morristown NJ offers much in the way of historic getaways, cultural heritage, parks and recreation, wedding and banquet facilities, meeting spaces, cultural venues and events.
The Morris Museum, the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Revolutionary War sites and Morristown National Historical Park are just a few of the world class attractions that we have to offer travelers to New Jersey. Ideally located 25 miles west of New York City, Morris County makes a perfect location for a diverse vacation with your family.
with special guests
The Honorable & Mrs. Chris Christie
Master of Ceremonies
Friday, April 16, 2010
The Westin Governor Morris Hotel
2 Whippany Road, Morristown
John T. Cunningham, Honoree
John T. Cunningham, a graduate of Morristown High School and Drew University, has been a Morris County resident his entire life.
He began a career as a journalist, working for the Daily Record and the Newark News, and then embarked upon a second, parallel career as author and historian. Over six decades, he has become New Jersey’s most prolific writer focused on the Garden State, with 52 published titles. Known as “New Jersey’s popular historian” and “Mr. New Jersey,” Mr. Cunningham was a founder of the New Jersey Historical Commission and former president of the New Jersey Historical Society.
Currently he resides in Florham Park, claiming to be “an accidental historian.”
“Nothing proves the theme of survival better than Morristown, New Jersey, and its surrounding area. There, in four separate winter encampments, the American Army survived a critical smallpox epidemic at Morristown in 1777, a season of short supplies at nearby Middlebrook in 1778-79, the most brutal winter of the war in 1779-80 at Morristown and its nearby Jockey Hollow encampment, and the war’s most dire mutiny at Jockey Hollow on New Year’s Day 1781.”
~ The Uncertain Revolution, page 344.
Mr. & Mrs. S. Dillard Kirby
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Ranger
Mr. & Mrs. Nelson Schaenen, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Dean Vaneck
Mr. & Mrs. Ellwood R. Kerkeslager
Mr. & Mrs. Paige L’Hommedieu
Mr. & Mrs. Frank E. Walsh
Mr. & Mrs. Finn Wentworth