WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS MUSEUM
DISCOVER HISTORY CENTER
About the project
Based on a master plan provided by SFD, the lower galleries of Washington’s Headquarters Museum are devoted to interpreting Morristown’s role in the War for Independence. As a counterbalance to the object-oriented galleries on the upper level, the Discover History Center takes an experiential approach to sharing the trials of General Washington as he struggled to keep his army together, healthy, and well-trained. It powerfully brings to life the suffering and sacrifices of Continental soldiers during two terrible winters encamped in Morristown.
A wealth of hands-on and electronic activities, multimedia presentations, and immersive environments all serve to engage a range of visitors of differing ages and background knowledge. The gallery’s graphics and finishes establish an inviting and playful, yet respectful setting for interpreting a moment in history when our early Nation’s survival hung in the balance.
National Park Service &
Washington Association of New Jersey
Morristown National Historic Park,
All phases of exhibition design
Supervision of exhibit fabrication
Van Buren & Associates
Hillman & Carr, Inc.
Capitol Museum Services