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Colonial Times Revisited!
MORRISTOWN, NJ. Travel back in time and revisit the Colonial era when the Jonathan Ogden family lived in the original farmhouse at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township on Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7, from 12 Noon to 4 p.m. Join an easily-paced walking tour that tell of the Ogdens and of the farmhouse’s connection with General Henry Knox, Commander of the Continental Army’s Artillery. On the farm, discover farming methods used during the American Revolution, and learn how broom corn is grown and made into brooms. Have fun with fibers by washing and carding fleece from the farm’s sheep, and try your hand at using drop spindles. To complete the visit to the farm, be sure to take part in playing some Colonial era games such as graces, cup and bowl, and rolling hoops.

Discover where “the road to Jacob Arnold’s house” is located, and facts about Jacob Arnold’s identity. Take a special tour of The Willows, a Gothic Revival mansion, to learn about former resident Rosanna Revere, wife of General Joseph Warren Revere. Mrs. Revere was one of the founding members of the Morristown chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). For more information, please call 973-326-7645.

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Morris County Park Commission, is one of the region’s best park systems in the state of New Jersey, currently protects and maintains 18,600 acres at 38 distinct sites and a year-round calendar of events and activities.