Posted Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Restored Cars, Music, Hands-On Fun and Learning for All Ages 

On Saturday, August 25, from noon to 4 p.m., spend a day on the farm featuring restored Model T’s at the Morris County Park Commission’s Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township.

Morris Parks: Model T Ford Day at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm on August 25Join car enthusiasts as they share their passion about the restoration of these historical cars from the early 1900s. Generally known as the first affordable automobile, the Model T is a symbol of independence and opened transportation to middle-class Americans.

Discover how to crank and drive the cars, learn about the history of Henry Ford, and stop by Fosterfields’ own Transportation Exhibit to see Caroline Foster’s car and others on display. Enjoy fascinating lectures, live music, fun and hands-on activities and demonstrations for all ages. Visit the farm animals, and grab a bite to eat with friends and family.

If you are interested in exhibiting your Model T, lecturing, or providing a demonstration, email Richard Seabury or call 973.335.1876.

Why a Model T event at Fosterfields?   On Christmas Day in 1922, Caroline Foster, the daughter of the previous owners of Fosterfields, received a Model T as a present from her friends. Although her father, Charles Foster, was unhappy to see this new form of transportation on his property, it meant greater freedom for Caroline, and she took it out on her first road trip the very next day.

Admission to the Aug. 25 event is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (65+), $6 for children ages 4 – 16, and $4 for children ages 2 and 3, FREE for children under age 2. Friends members are half price with a current membership card. Car exhibitors receive two FREE admission passes.

This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Fosterfields & Cooper Mill, and all proceeds will go towards a new horse-drawn wagon for visitors to enjoy. For more information and directions to Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township, visit, morrisparks.net, or call 973.326.7645.