📍Morristown National Historical Park

 

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🍄 It’s #FungusFriday at Morristown NHP! Pictured first are the unique Inky Cap Mushrooms, or Coprinus atramentarius (meaning “shaggy mane.”) These #mushrooms are edible, but only before their gills turn black. Next, we can see a tiny cluster of fiery orange mushrooms, which appear to be Amanita parcivolvata. In the final photo, you can see their size compared to that of an acorn! ▪️ 📸: Photo credits to Sarah Minegar and Joni Rowe. ▪️ #fungus #plants #science #nature #naturephotography #nps #nationalparks #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #mushroom #inkycaps #wildlife #newjersey #morristown #plantlife
Trees are coming down near WANJ offices and the Ford Mansion. 😥
Happy Veterans Day Weekend! 🇺🇸 Morristown NHP is FEE FREE this weekend, November 11th and 12th. Come celebrate our soldiers, past and present, by taking a tour of the Ford Mansion and viewing the museum galleries for free. Tours begin on the hour, from 10-4. The Washington’s Headquarters Museum is open from 9:30-5, and remember - tickets are first come, first serve. We’ll see you there! ▪️ Photo credits to Scott Jung ▪️ #veteransday #veteransdayweekend #soldiers #morristown #fordmansion #celebrate #free #feefree #nps #nps101 #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #weekendplans
We took a spontaneous fall hike in Morristown, NJ today. And, at 33 degrees it felt pretty darn wintry! Get your wool socks ready folks...
🇺🇸 On Veterans Day, it is worth remembering how our first veterans, those of the Revolutionary War, were treated after their service. In the words of Joseph Plumb Martin, who served nearly seven years of the eight year war: ▪️ “When the country had drained the last drop of service it could screw out of the poor soldiers, they were turned adrift like old worn-out horses, and nothing said about land to pasture them upon. The truth was, none cared for them; the county was served, and faithfully served, and that was all that was deemed necessary. It was, soldiers, look to yourselves; we want no more of you.” ▪️ It was not until 1818 - thirty-five years after the official conclusion of the Revolutionary War- that Congress passed the Federal Pension Act , the first to extend financial help due to a veteran’s military service, not because they had died or been disabled due to combat. However, applicants had to be “in need of assistance.” After some abuse of the legislation, a substitute law required that veterans must submit documentation of their poverty to a court of record. ▪️ Finally, in 1832, Congress passed the first comprehensive pension act, granting partial or full pay to every man who had served in the war for at least six months, with only proof of service required. ▪️ It is unfortunate that assistance for the first American veterans was so delayed—and even more reason to thank a veteran today! 🇺🇸 ▪️ Photo: Grave of Joseph Plumb Martin, Sandy Point Cemetery, Sandy Point, Maine ▪️ From Find a Grave https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8619 ▪️ #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #nps101 #nps #veteran #veteransday #🇺🇸 #revolutionarywar #tombstone #soldiers #maine
Spotted these gorgeous trees at Morristown National Historical Park last year. I’m hoping to get out and see more fall foliage this weekend, even tho the forecast is looking brisk ❄️. I even have a winter coat on today, sadly. . . . . #fall #autumn #tree #leaves #beautiful #colorful #nature #naturaleza #travel #bbctravel #earthcapture #sky #roadtrip #adventure #explore #wanderlust #vacation #hiking #outdoors #nofilter #love #life #livetravelchannel #natgeo #findyourpark #nationalparkgeek #njisbeautiful #njwoods #weekdayvacation
🍁 Closing time at Morristown NHP! Enjoy your afternoon in the autumn breezes. Grounds are open until 6PM. ▪️Photo taken by Abby Parsons. #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #sunset #morristownnj #morristown #newjersey #washingtonsheadquarters #nps101
A moment of zen at a historic site helps put our contemporary problems in perspective. #FindYourPark #morristown #revwar #nationalparks #nps #nationalparkservice #nps101 #newjersey #publiclands
Coming back to work after a week’s staycation is unbelievably painful and I don’t know how I’m going to make it to Friday. Hopefully some fall foliage helps. This is from last year, as I had too much fun this weekend to go through my photos yet. Also DM me if you have spare millions of dollars to give me—kthxbye! . . . . . #fall #autumn #tree #leaves #beautiful #colorful #nature #travel #bbctravel #naturaleza #earthcapture #sky #roadtrip #adventure #explore #wanderlust #vacation #barn #hiking #outdoors #love #life #livetravelchannel #MorristownNJPhotoContest #findyourpark #njwoods #njisbeautiful #njisntboring #nationalparkgeek #weekdayvacation
Happy Birthday Tempe Wick! 🎂 Temperance Wick Tuttle was born on October 30, 1758, the youngest of five children. As Henry and Mary Cooper Wick moved from Long Island to Jockey Hollow around 1750, she was the only one of the family born at the Wick House, now part of Morristown National Historical Park. Her parents owned one of the largest farms in Morristown. After her mother's death in 1787, Temperance inherited the family home and a portion of the farm. She married William Tuttle, a veteran of the Continental Army, in 1788. Temperance and William lived on the Wick farm until 1798 when they moved to a house they built on South Street in Morristown. The farm was rented to tenants but remained in the family until Wick descendants sold it in 1871. Temperance Wick Tuttle died on April 26, 1822 at the age of 63. She was buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Morristown. ▪️ The fame of Tempe Wick is mainly due to a story regarding her, her horse and some mischievous soldiers. The earliest version of the story is found in an 1871 magazine and has reappeared in many variations, some of which will be reviewed in subsequent posts. Stay tuned in the weeks to follow for #TempeTuesdays ! ▪️ Photo credits to Eric Olsen ▪️ #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #nps101 #nps #onthisday #otd #tempewick #temperancewick #tempetuesdays #happybirthday #october30th #morristown #morristownnj #wickhouse #jockeyhollow
On a rainy fall day, we decided to visit #morristownnationalhistoricalpark . As part of our #dayofdiscovery we visited #jockeyhollownationalpark and learned about the #continentalarmy #encampment and the struggles endured during the winter of 1779. To hear these stories, you can’t help but imagine how difficult it was for everyone. And my idea of a rough winter is ordering pizza and watching Netflix.
It's been a good week
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