Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Farewell to Long Time Friend and VIP

It is with heavy hearts that we bring the news of the passing of our dear friend and cherished park volunteer, Malcolm Dick.

Malcolm was a member of our Morristown family for over forty-two years. He was a member of our partner organization, the Washington Association of New Jersey (previously serving on the board), and served the park as a reenactor, trade demonstrator, and museum technician.

In the 1970’s, Malcolm could be found on many a weekend outside the Wick House working at his shaving bench making assorted wooden utensils for use in the house. During the bicentennial, Malcolm, as a member of Morgan’s Rifle Company, volunteered at both the Wick House and the Soldier Huts.

Since retiring in 1990 as a nautical engineer and ship designer, Malcolm has been a valuable volunteer with the Cultural Resource Division, assisting with numerous projects dealing with the conservation and preservation of the museum collection. In 2004, he helped prepare the museum collections for off-site storage and in 2007 was part of the unpacking/rehousing team. He has since worked on the artifact catalog database; park scrapbooks; rehousing historical maps, prints and paintings; cataloging and inventory of various collections (furniture, muskets, porcelain, carpentry tools, etc); and sorting and labeling the park historic photo collections, among other things. Malcolm's latest effort was a set of technical drawings he drafted for a Dutch liquor box reproduction project.

Malcolm touched so many lives in the Morristown community. We will greatly miss his kind heart, diligence, and enthusiasm for history.

To read more about the rich life of Malcolm Dick:

Malcolm's Recent Project HERE

The Daily Record Obituary HERE

Museum of Early Trades Tribute HERE

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