Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Volunteer Rockstars

Our Park simply could not accomplish what we do without the generosity and time of volunteers in parks (or VIPs). At Morristown, you'll find our volunteers engaged in all kinds of activities and programming: from trail maintenance and gardening, to historic house tours and trades demonstrations, to research and internships.

olunteer Park Passes were issued to nine volunteers who donated 250 hours over a three year period. While eight volunteers donated over 201.6 hours in 2016 to receive the NPS Centennial Challenge Award.

Today we'd like to honor two fine volunteers who have achieved some volunteering milestones. Wick House volunteer, Anne, was awarded her VIP Pass and Headquarters' guide and trail maintenance crewman, Steve, was awarded his NPS Centennial Challenge Award.

Thank you for your dedication and service.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Meet Josh Knighten

The cultural resources division would like to welcome Rowan University senior, Josh Knighten. A history major and nature enthusiast, Knighten will be preparing an exhibit featuring the work of John James Audubon. His work will focus primarily on our 1840 edition of Audubon's Birds Folio (Vol 1), Audubon's research, and the condition and composition of nineteenth-century rare books.

To satisfy his explorer and early American history curiosities, Josh will also be helping preserve our outdoor campus by extending his services with trail maintenance on parts of our twenty-seven miles of historic trail.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Meet Morgan Haller

We've got some new faces in cultural resources this semester. Meet Centenary University senior, Morgan Haller. Ms. Haller is a history and communications major interested in the American War for Independence and those who participated. She enjoys researching everything from spy rings to battle tactics, but her favorite person to read up on is the Marquis de Lafayette.

This spring, Morgan will be offering her expertise researching some of our underutilized art collections. She will be focusing on the paintings exhibited in the front hall of the museum (which includes an 1860 Edward Kranich), preparing artifact descriptions, and brochures. Morgan will also continue our study of Theodosia Ford. She'll be sharing her research journey on the blog, so stay tuned!