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Morris County Historical Society invites photographers to document local history

Juried Photo Contest Culminates in a Gallery Show Next Year

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – The Morris County Historical Society announced its “Historic Morris County,” a juried photo contest, to celebrate the rich and diverse history of Morris County.

The contest will be open for submissions from Oct. 1, 2020 to April 16, 2021.

An award reception in the Museum Gallery at Morristown National Historical Park will open the exhibit and entries will be on display starting May 2021 at a date and time to be determined. For categories, divisions and requirements, visit the photo contest rules.

Submission forms will be available on Oct. 1 on the MCHS website.

Bruce White, former staff photographer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Sotheby’s, will be a special guest judge. White’s most recent work, At Home in the President’s Neighborhood, (2016) was in collaboration with the White House Historical Association. He also was principal photographer for their books, The White House: Its Historic Furnishings and First Families and the 50th-anniversary edition of the White House: An Historic Guide and Tudor Place: An American Treasure.

Morris County Historical Society is located at 68 Lafayette Ave., in Morristown, and is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sundays, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Admission, which includes the exhibits and grounds, is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students, and is free for children younger than 12 and MCHS members. For more information, call MCHS at 973-267-3465 or visit

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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