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.

Newark Bound Magazine

Newark Bound Magazine Spring VIP Reception

Spring is finally in the #HipNJ air, and we recently celebrated with Newark Bound Magazine at the trendy Tryp by Wyndham in Newark!

Newark Bound Magazine Publisher/CEO Victor Nichols addresses the crowd at Tryp by Wyndham Downtown Newark.

On May 17, Newark Bound invited the area’s top companies for a night of food, drinks, and networking. Representatives from RWJBarnabas Health, Horizon, Ironbound Business Improvement District, Panasonic, Art to Dream For, NJIT and Rutgers University Newark rubbed elbows with fellow decision makers who are helping shape Newark into a prime destination for work and play.

Not enough can be send about the sophistication that Tryp by Wyndham has brought to Downtown Newark. Conveniently located near Newark Airport and New York City, it’s the perfect location to wind down after a long day of travel.

For more information on Newark Bound Magazine, visit

For more information on Tryp by Wyndham Newark Downtown, click here.

Cara’s Cucina: Italy and Fresh Pasta

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make Tagliatelle from scratch and takes us on a trip to Italy.

“I have no words for how incredible the first Cucina Tour of Italy was,” Di Falco writes of her recent trip to Italy. “For me, it was literally a life-changing experience.”

Watch the video above to view some highlights from the trip, and see below for the fresh pasta recipe from Florencetown Cooking School.

Pasta made from scratch
Serves 6

3 C. 00 flour
3 large eggs
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil

Watch the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official Cara’s Cucina recipe!

If you make this at home, be sure to post it on Instagram along with the hashtag, #CarasCucina.

Buon Appetito!

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