Rediscovering Morristown National Historical Park

Morristown National Historical Park (“MNHP”) celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2023.  This historic milestone presents an opportunity for MNHP – the nation’s first designated historical park – to reintroduce itself to the rapidly changing global and local communities it serves in the 21st century.

Photo by Janet Pellegrini

To lead the commemoration period beginning in 2022, the National Park Service commissioned the nationally recognized New York artist, musician, and author Xiomaro (pronounced See-oh-ma-ro) to create fine art photographs of the park’s key features:  the Ford Mansion, Jockey Hollow, and the Cross Estate Mansion/New Jersey Brigade area.

All 2022 Events Are Free

  • June 4 (10 am to 2 pm) Join Xiomaro, the park’s artist-in-residence with a kickoff meet and greet at the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center.

  • June 11 (2 pm to 4 pm) Xiomaro will host a photo walk along Jockey Hollow’s Wick Farm and Grand Parade Trail. 
  • June 18 (2 pm to 3 pm) Xiomaro will present a live café-style, family friendly concert at the Washington’s Headquarters Museum. He will be accompanied by Saint, a singer-songwriter he is producing.  The concert will incorporate an illustrated talk about his National Park photography and its connections with his music. 

For details and a free souvenir print visit or contact Morristown National Historical Park at (862) 400-5972.

Ford Mansion Credit - Xiomaro.jpg
2d Floor:  Aides’ and Guests’ Bedroom - Table and Folding Camp Cot
Ford Mansion: 2d Floor:  Aides’ and Guests’ Bedroom – Table and Folding Camp Cot. Photo © 2022

The Details

  1. June 4 (10 am to 2 pm) Meet the artist at Jockey Hollow Visitor Center at Tempe Wick Road, Morristown.
  2. June 11 (2 pm to 4 pm) Join the artist for a photo walk & talk at Jockey Hollow Visitor Center.
  3. June 18 (2 pm to 3 pm) Join the artist for music and fun at the Washington’s Headquarters Museum auditorium at 30 Washington Place, Morristown.

The exhibitions and programming are made possible by a grant from Morris Arts through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Cross Estate Mansion: Main Entrance. Photo © 2022

Published by Xiomáro

Nationally exhibited artist, photographer, speaker, teacher, and curator. Author of "Weir Farm National Historic Site" (Arcadia Publishing).

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