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Posted Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Victorian Era Celebration to be Held Dec. 7-8 at County Historic Site

Step away from the noise and tinsel of the holiday hustle, and step into a holiday period filled with romance and nostalgia in the 1800s, at Historic Speedwell in Morristown.

On Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8, from noon until 5 p.m, take a rare opportunity to visit the decorated Vail House and surround yourself with a sense of simpler, but lovely holiday traditions.

“This is another example of the many great programs offered by our park system here in Morris County,” said Freeholder Deborah Smith, who is the county governing board’s liaison to county parks. “We invite all county residents to come out and enjoy this great park and event.”

Morris Parks: Historic Speedwell Hosts Currier and Ives ChristmasInspired by the famous printmakers Nathaniel Currier and James Merritt Ives, known for producing hand-painted images, such as The Skating Pond, this holiday celebration, Currier and Ives Christmas, reflects the life and images of Americana.

Morris Parks: Historic Speedwell Hosts Currier and Ives ChristmasJoin in caroling, take a memorable photo at a sleigh, and dance to live music in the carriage house. Games and crafts that once entertained children in the 1800s, will entertain you too! Take part in the tradition of writing a hope or good tiding for the New Year on paper ‘bread’ and decorate the trees with papers. Toast to the New Year for good health and a plentiful harvest.

Please help us to remember those in need this time of year and donate a non-perishable food item. As a thank you, you will receive a discount coupon to be used towards a purchase in the Holiday Gift Shop at Historic Speedwell.

Admission cost is $7 per adult, $6 per senior, and $5 per child age 4 – 16, and FREE per child age 3 and under for this event.

Historic Speedwell is located at 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown. For more information, call 973.285.6537 or email [email protected].

Morris County Park Commission logo: Enjoy the ExperienceThe Morris County Park Commission features one of the region’s best park systems in the state of New Jersey.  It currently protects and maintains 18,927 acres at 38 distinct sites plus offers a year-round calendar of events and activities for all to enjoy!