Posted Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

After six years of fundraising and construction, the Morris County Historical Society invites county residents to a June 6, 6 p.m., celebration of Acorn Hall in Morristown, to get a look at exterior restoration and a behind-the-scenes tour of the recently restored butler’s pantry, servant staircase, and collections storage.

photo of Acorn Hall exterior

Acorn Hall

Acorn Hall now reflects its historically accurate 1860-1880 paint scheme in colors owner Augustus Crane would have chosen for his recently renovated “country home,” which is located two miles from the Morristown Green. The headquarters and museum of MCHS, Acorn Hall was placed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places in 1973.

MCHS recently was recognized with a “This Place Matters” award from the Morristown and Morris Township Historic Preservation Commissions for this restoration accomplishment.

“This will be first time those spaces have ever been open to the public,” said MCHS Executive Director Amy Curry. “We are extremely grateful for the grant funds and generous donations that have made these painstaking restoration projects possible, and are proud to highlight the results of both the financial resources and labor that made it all possible.”

The Servants' Stairs at Acorn Hall

The Servants’ Stairs at Acorn Hall

Tickets for this limited-space opportunity must be pre-purchased. Ther are $20 for members and $30 for non-members. To make reservations, email [email protected] or call 973-267-3465.

MCHS is located at Acorn Hall, 68 Morris Avenue, Morristown, and is open Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Admission, which includes the exhibits and landscaped grounds, is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students, and is free for children under 12 and MCHS members.

For more information, call MCHS at 973-267-3465 or visit the MCHS website: MorrisCountyHistory.org.

Founded in 1945, MCHS is a member-supported, nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and promote the history of Morris County. It receives operating funds from the Morris County Board of Freeholders and the New Jersey Historical Commission, and project/preservation grant funding from the New Jersey Historic Trust, 1772 Foundation, and Morris County Historic Preservation Trust.