Morristown, NJ – Morristown National Historical Park will formally kick off its 90th anniversary year at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 4 in its museum auditorium. The park is celebrating President Herbert Hoover’s March 2, 1933 signing of the legislation that created the park. As the nation’s first national historical park, Morristown occupies a unique position within the 420+ strong national park system.
After brief opening remarks, keynote speaker Dr. Jude M. Pfister, Chief of Cultural Resources, will speak on the establishment of the park, its place in the development of today’s National Park Service and how the park can provide historical leadership for the future.
At the conclusion of the event, the public is welcome to enjoy light refreshments, including a celebratory 90th anniversary cake. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the pen used by President Hoover to create the park, an artifact rarely on display. Guests will be the first to receive the park’s list of special programs occurring throughout the year.
A limited number of seats are available on a first come, first served, basis. The museum is located at 30 Washington Place in Morristown and will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the day of the event.