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Morris County Historical Tours for Summer 2018

The Morris County Tourism Bureau is introducing an annual summer walking tour and lecture series, and #HipNJ has all you need to know.

Experience the rich history that Morris County offers on any one of nine successive Saturday mornings for walking tours during June, July and August.

These tours really dig into the rich history of Morris County, which played such an important role in the founding of our nation,” said Morris County Freeholder Christine Myers.  “I urge all county residents to join one of the great tours to see that history first-hand.”

Some of the 2018 summer programs will be held only once, and others multiple times. Starting times and places vary.  Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes. Tickets are $15.00 per person.

For a breakdown of the tours offered, see below.

  • Discover Morristown’s People and Places Walking Tour
    • Saturdays: June 16 and July 7 at 11:00am

Take a leisurely walking tour through Morristown with author Bonnie-Lynn Nadzeika, former director of the Morris County Historical Society. Her postcard book on Morristown will come alive as she points out architecturally important buildings that sit within the Historic District, and hear the stories of past and prominent Morristonians.

  • Discover The Seeing Eye Walking Tour
    • Saturday, June 23 at 9:30am

North America’s first guide dog training school, The Seeing Eye of Morris Township, was founded in 1929 by Morris Frank. During this tour, you’ll learn about the history of The Seeing Eye, walk the streets of Morristown where the dogs train, and watch how the dogs interact with their owners. The tour will be led by the Seeing Eye’s director, Jim Kutsch, his wife Ginger, and their Seeing Eye dogs.

  • Discover Victorian Morristown Walking Tour
    • Saturdays: June 30, July 14, August 4 at 11:00am

Learn about one of the grandest periods in Morristown’s 300-year plus history- Victorian Morristown. Your guide will be Karen Ann Kurlander, a local expert in the period. Walk through Morristown, visiting commercial and residential buildings in the Historic District that date from 1850-1910. Karen Ann will also enlighten you on the social customs of the day, and explain how the houses known as “painted ladies” came to Morristown.

  • Discover Colonial Morristown Walking Tour
    • Saturdays: July 21 and August 11 at 10:00am

This unique walking tour will cover a mile through Morristown visiting sites associated with General George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Lafayette’s stays here in 1777 and 1779-80.  Your guide will be Patricia Sanftner, an expert on Colonial life in Morristown and on Alexander and Betsy Schuyler.

  • Discover American Presidents and First Ladies Annual Curator’s Talk
    • Saturday, July 28 at 10 am

Visit Morristown National Historical Park for this special lecture/show & tell program to be given by Jude Pfister, Chief of Cultural Resources. While the park displays and interprets the events of two winter encampments by the Continental Army, its archives span the years 15,000 B.C. to the 20th century and include 500,000 objects, many of which have never, and never will be, on display to the public.

This year’s program will highlight items in the collection that directly relate to American Presidents and First Ladies.

To learn more, click here.

Alzheimer’s New Jersey

Spotlight On: Alzheimer’s New Jersey 2018 Gala Committee Members

On May 3rdAlzheimer’s New Jersey is hosting their seventh annual Celebrating New Jersey Gala, and #HipNJ has the scoop on the 2018 Gala Committee Members!

James Formisano
BGC Partners, Inc.
2018 Gala Committee Co-Chair

BGC Partners provides a wide range of services including trade execution, broker-dealer services, clearing, processing, information and other back office services.

Carol Agresti
PNC Wealth Management

PNC Wealth Management offers a broad range of services based on a comprehensive financial plan customized for you to achieve and maintain financial success.

Darryl Jacobs
Sr. Color Analyst, Basketball
(Sports Radio America/ESPN3/NEC
Front Row Network)

Darryl’s basketball insight and analysis has earned him a reputation as one of the best new faces in sports.

Karen Davis-Farage
RPM Raceway
2018 Gala Committee Co-Chair

Karen is an enthusiastic supporter of local business groups, chambers of commerce & convention & visitors’ bureaus within the regions she serves.

George Celentano
The Provident Bank

George has over 25 years of retail bank management and leadership experience. He is able to effectively motivate and inspire a team to reach maximum potential of common goals through a shared vision.

Angela Parisi
Parker Center for Plastic Surgery

Angela Parisi, RN, has been an integral member of the Parker Center since 1992, caring for patients before, during, and after their surgeries.

Caren Weingart
Community Member

Caren is a senior leader with 19+ years in the health care industry. She has the unique ability to tactically balance patient care and operational management matters.

Proceeds raised form the Celebrating New Jersey Gala will directly support local programs and services for families facing this devastating disease, as well as research for a cure.

To purchase tickets or for additional information, contact Julie Schuldner, Vice President, Development and Communications at jschuldner@alznj.org or call 973-586-4300.

To learn more, click here.

Isadora Williams

Montclair State University’s Isadora Williams at the Winter Olympics

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino sat down with Isadora Williams, Brazilian figure skating Olympian. While studying at Montclair State University, Williams has been training for the 2018 Winter Olympics, beginning on Friday, February 9th in South Korea.

Isadora spoke about her life as a figure skater in her youth and how her mother’s heritage and her dual citizenship inspired her to represent Brazil now and in the last Winter Olympic Games. “One of my biggest goals was to get the sport to advance in the country,” she said. “There’s so many able athletes but there wasn’t an established program at the time.”

She looks forward to helping them build and expand their team. As a student and athlete, Isadora is keeping herself well-rounded by also working as a coach in between her crazy schedule of studying and training! Isadora described her last time in the Olympics as a “dream come true,” and she is looking forward to building upon the “learning lessons” from 2014 to better her performance this time around.

The Montclair State University community has embraced Isadora’s goal for the gold. She trains at the campus’ Floyd Hall Arena, and classmates have cheered her on throughout her rigorous training schedule and rise to fame. This support has “kept her humble” throughout this exciting journey. 

Be sure to tune into Isadora Williams’ routines this year, and follow her “icecapades” on Twitter and Instagram