In the unlikely (well, somewhat unlikely) event of rain today, the Fourth of July 2014, holiday festivities will move from the Morristown Green into the Presbyterian Church, across from the Green.
That’s per the Morris County Tourism Bureau.
Don’t worry– Tourism Director Leslie Bensley assures us (and the church) that nobody will be firing any muskets inside.
This is the itinerary:
Public arrives. Musical entertainment on the Green provided by The Four Old Parts & Wire Harp
Eric Olsen of Morristown National Historical Park leads crowd activities
Welcome by Leslie Bensley, Executive Director, Morris County Tourism Bureau
Pledge of Allegiance led by Tom Ross, Superintendent, Morristown National Historical Park
NJ 350th Proclamation read by Morris County Freeholder Director Thomas Mastrangelo
National Anthem sung by Pat Sanftner of the D.A.R. Morristown Chapter
Reading of the Declaration of Independence by Tom Winslow, Morristown National Historical Park
“Feu de Joie” Musket firing by the 2nd New Jersey Regiment, Helms’ Company
Tolling of the Bells
Singing of “Happy Birthday New Jersey” and refreshments
Musical entertainment by the Wire Harp and The Four Old Parts
Free tours of the Presbyterian Church and graveyard
Fort Nonsense ribbon cutting with Eileen Cameron, President of the Washington
Association of New Jersey and Mayor Timothy Dougherty, Town of Morristown
The entrance to Fort Nonsense is on Chestnut Street, near the intersection with Ann Street behind the Morris County Courthouse.
By this afternoon, the forecast calls for clearing skies. Here is a list of fireworks shows in the area. Happy Independence Day!!!