Thursday, March 5th, 2009

The Morris County Heritage Commission has unveiled the first in a planned series of exhibits about the county’s history, which may be viewed online.

The first two virtual exhibits, “A Photographic History of the Cultural Center,” and “Celebrating Exceptional Women from Morris County’s Past,” may be viewed on the Heritage Commission Web site, www.morrisheritage.org.

“These online exhibits are designed to enhance topics about our history that are usually presented in static displays,” said Carrie Fellows, Heritage Commission director. “They provide an exciting, new way to learn about Morris County history.”

Those viewing the online exhibits will be able to see what the Cultural Center looked like when it was built as a health farm in 1928. The building, now part of the Morris County Park System, houses the Heritage Commission, the Park Police, the Municipal Utilities Authority and the Park Commission’s Visitors Services and Recreation offices.

Among the women featured in the online exhibit “Celebrating Exceptional Women from Morris County’s Past,” are Col. Ruth Streeter, the first woman to hold the rank of major in the U.S. Marine Corps, and Louisa Sanderson Macculloch, who in 1813 founded what is now Family Services of Morris County.

Additional information about the online exhibits or any of the programs offered by the Morris County Heritage Commission may be obtained by calling the Commission at 973-829-8117 or by visiting the Heritage Commission Web site, www.morrisheritage.org.