Tourism Officials Seek more Funding
County Tourism Bureau Offers Perfect Companion to Seeing Morris County
March 21, 2016
Official News Release
For Immediate Release
NEW 2016-2017 MORRIS COUNTY TOURISM VISITORS’ GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE
COUNTY TOURISM BUREAU OFFERS PERFECT COMPANION TO SEEING MORRIS COUNTY
The new Official Morris County Visitors Guide for 2016-2017 is now available through the Morris County Tourism Bureau, the destination marketing organization for Morris County.
This comprehensive guide compiles all there is to see and do in Morris County, including historical, cultural and recreational sites. To obtain a free copy call 973-6321-5151, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or download a copy from www.morristourism.org
“As you can see from this, our 10th edition of the Guide, there are enough historic, cultural and recreational opportunities in Morris County to keep you and your family busy all year round,’’ said Morris County Tourism Bureau Executive Director Leslie Bensley. “And if you are seeking great food and welcoming pubs, comfortable inns and hotels, and world class attractions, there is something for every preference and budget.’’
The Guide highlights that 2016 is going to be a year of historic, local celebrations. The Trustees of the Morristown Green are celebrating 200 years of their stewardship of the beloved Green. There will be a public salute to the Trustees on July 4th at the annual Revolutionary Times event, with a public tree planting dedication ceremony on Oct. 16.
The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary as well, and the Park Service is inviting you to “find your park” locally right here is Morris County at the Morristown National Historic Park, which was the first national park created in the U.S. For the latest program information visit nps.gov/morr or call 973-539-2016 ext. 210.
The Guide also provides a wealth of information and contact for visitors from afar or right here in the county on everything from the Morristown Festival of Books and Mayo Arts Center to commercial flights out of Morristown Airport.
Tourism is an important economic driver in New Jersey and in Morris County. The most recent annual statistics provided by the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism show tourism is up 3.3 percent in New Jersey and 4.5 percent in Morris County, with some $2.1 billion in economic activity associated statewide with tourism spending.
Tourism in Morris County has grown at an impressive rate in recent years, from $1.6 million in tourism dollars in 2010 to drawing $2.2 million last year.
For more information on Morris County tourism visit: www.morristourism.org
For more information on tourism in New Jersey, visit: www.state.nj.us/state
Successful Restoration Unveiled
On Friday, October 14, 2016, Michael Caldwell, Regional Director, National Park Service - Northeast Region (left in photo), was joined by Morristown National Historical Park's (NHP) Chief of Cultural Resources Dr. Jude Pfister (right in photo) to unveil the newly restored Stark’s Brigade Monument.
The Stark’s Brigade Monument is in the Jockey Hollow area of Morristown NHP and commemorates the New England brigade of approximately 1,270 men that encamped there during the American Revolution.
The monument is at the brigade’s original 1779-80 encampment site. It was constructed around the turn of the 20th century of field stones, from the original soldier hut fireplaces, and mortar, and includes a simple slate tablet that reads “Stark’s Brigade Occupied this Slope." The restoration project was undertaken by National Park Service (NPS) Historic Preservation Master Mason John O’Keefe from the NPS Historic Architecture, Conservation and Engineering branch in Lowell, Massachusetts. The project highlights part of the NPS Centennial Call to Action plan “Invest Wisely," to focus investments on high priority assets.Read Less