Spend an afternoon with John and Dorothy Hancock in Morristown, Dec. 1

John Hancock, as portrayed by Christopher Whelan.
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From the Morristown National Historical Park:

An Afternoon with John and Dorothy Hancock
Presented by The Jewish Historical Society of New Jersey & Morristown National Historical Park

Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at 2 pm

  • Morristown NHP’s Washington’s Headquarters Museum
  • 30 Washington Place
  • Morristown
  • Free Admission
  • Registration Required; Space Limited
  • To Register, contact Linda Forgosh, 973-929-2994

The Jewish Historical Society of New Jersey (JHSNJ) and Morristown National Historical Park (NHP) invite you to join them at 2 pm on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, for an afternoon commemorating the 75th anniversary of a 1944 donation by the local Jewish community to Morristown NHP.

The program will occur in Morristown NHP’s Washington’s Headquarters Museum, 30 Washington Place, Morristown.

The gift to Morristown NHP was of a 18th-century highboy chest of drawers, and served as a thank-you to the nation for its support of the Jewish community during the Second World War. The donation was enhanced by the provenance of the chest to John Hancock, a seminal figure in American history.

The Dec. 1, 2019, event will feature period-appropriate light refreshments, a program by Mr. & Mrs. Hancock, portrayed by actors from the American Historical Theater, and an opportunity to see the chest currently on limited-time exhibit in the Ford Mansion.

The program is free of charge, but registration is required. To register, contact Linda Forgosh, 973-929-2994. The JHSNJ is part of the Jewish Federation Greater MetroWest NJ.

After the program, the highboy will be on display until Dec. 31, 2019, in Morristown NHP’s Ford Mansion. The Ford Mansion is only accessible during guided tours that begin in the Washington’s Headquarters Museum. The tour schedule is available by calling 973-539-2016, x 210, Wednesday-Sunday.

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