Revolutionary Times in Morristown: Keeping your powder dry


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.

revolutionary times logo 2014, rev timesThat’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:

11:00 am

Public arrives. Musical entertainment on the Green provided by The Four Old Parts & Wire Harp

11:30 am

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

12:15 pm

Reading of the Declaration of Independence by Tom Winslow, Morristown National Historical Park

12:45 pm

“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

1:00 pm

Musical entertainment by the Wire Harp and The Four Old Parts

1:30 pm

Free tours of the Presbyterian Church and graveyard

2:00 pm

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!!!

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