Friday, June 27th, 2008

The Morris County Heritage Commission has released the second edition of Historic Sites of Morris County, New Jersey.

The book features text by Heritage Commission archivist and author David Mitros, 49 illustrations by noted Morris County artist Lucille Hobbie, and an introduction by New Jersey historian John T. Cunningham.

This comprehensive guide to the county’s most treasured historic places is a revised and expanded edition, featuring nearly twice as many sites as the original 1996 volume.

The book includes a map and site location key. It is intended to promote awareness of Morris County’s diverse and vibrant history, recognize shining examples of historic preservation, and encourage readers to take pride of ownership in their own communities.

Historic Sites of Morris County, New Jersey was made possible with funding provided by the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the F. M. Kirby Foundation, Inc.

The 70-page softcover book retails for $17 and is available from the Heritage Commission, Swain’s Art Store of Morristown, Mendham Books, Ray and Judy’s Book Stop in Rockaway and the Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall.

Additional information about publications and programs sponsored by the Morris County Heritage Commission may be obtained by visiting the commission’s website http://www.co.morris.nj.us/MCHC/, calling 973-829-8117, or via e-mail at [email protected].