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        Preserving George Washington’s Legacy
         and the Story of the Revolutionary War




                 In Memorium

                                Harry Carpenter



The Trustees of the Washington Association mourn the passing of our valued colleague and past President, Harry Carpenter. Harry was a dynamo leader of WANJ, ever working for George Washington and American history with his legendary energy and enthusiasm. 

After graduating from Colgate, Harry served the nation in the Korean War and on return built a successful global business. He supported many community efforts including being a founding member of the North Jersey American Revolution Round Table

As President of WANJ Harry spearheaded the successful drive for support for the acclaimed new Discover History Center gallery at Morristown National Historical Park helping to garner major financial support from many individuals and large foundations. He focused on increasing membership and oversaw the organization by arriving early every morning to pick up the phone maintaining a steady stream of calls to potential donors. WANJ presented Harry with the Association's distinguished Achievement Medal in 2014.

We shall miss Harry and his vigor and energetic personality filling the room, his  dedication to America’s history and engaging presence. Harry was a tireless campaigner for WANJ and every cause he held dear. We are forever grateful for his leadership, vision and friendship. He will be greatly missed.




                           Historic Morristown

                                                               MHS Fim Production



This fabulous video was created by Morristown High School students
Katie Rosa and Kylee Strasser. The script was written by WANJ President and children’s author Eileen Cameron. Actors are DAR NJ State Historian Pat Sanftner, WANJ Trustees Philip Gaffney, Kenneth MacKenzie, and MNHP Ranger Eric Olsen, with narration by Karen Sloat-Olsen.


                  Check out this article about the students and their video:

                                                         Making Their Mark



Washington Association of New Jersey ~ WANJ ~ Founded 1874


Partner to Morristown National Historical Park ~ Showcasing American history at the important national historic sites of the Ford Mansion in Morristown, which was General George Washington’s Military Headquarters during the American Revolution/ War for Independence in 1779-80, and Jockey Hollow, site of the Encampment of the Continental Army.


DISCOVER ~ as History comes alive ~ in the heart of the Crossroads of the Revolution at the first national historical park


SEE ~ Washington’s Headquarters/Ford Mansion     


TOUR ~ Headquarters Museum – telling the story of leadership of George Washington and the courage of the Continental Army     


ENJOY ~ Museum's collection of artifacts and rare documents


STUDY – RESEARCH ~ For students and scholars


EXPERIENCE ~ Soldiers life at Jockey Hollow and colonial farm life at the Wick House


EXPLORE ~ Hike Nature Trails in the unspoiled woodlands and hills of New Jersey ~ Bike the shaded roadways


                          Morristown 1779-80




Morristown National Historical Park

Historic Morris County

30 Washington Place, Morristown, New Jersey 07960