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Posted Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Online Programs Set for 75th Anniversary & 50 Years Since Acorn Hall Donation

It’s 2021, a landmark year for the Morris County Historical Society, which is launching a series of online programs, blogs, and social media posts to celebrate both its 75th Anniversary of incorporation and the 50th anniversary of Acorn Hall in Morristown being donated to the organization.

Acorn Hall photo

Acorn Hall

The MCHS will offer free, bi-weekly Zoom meetings, every other Wednesday, entitled History Lunch Break, debuting at noon, Jan. 27, 2021. The series will include views of objects preserved within the society’s collections and archives from around Morris County. The fascinating history behind the 1886 St. Cecilia stained glass window, a significant piece of American art history, will be presented at the debut Zoom discussion on Jan. 27, to be led by MCHS Curator of Collections Anne Motto.

To register and receive the link for the Jan. 27 discussion, email [email protected] or call (973) 267-3465.  The 1886 St. Cecilia, after conservation, will be displayed at Acorn Hall.

Photo of St. Cecila window

The 1886 stained glass triptych window depicting St. Cecilia.

The MCHS collection of presidential inauguration invitations and state of the union addresses from Eisenhower to Obama will be discussed by Anne Motto from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14, as part of the society’s “Second Sunday” series at Acorn Hall.

Check the MCHS website at MorrisCountyHistory.org for more information about upcoming events.

MCHS is located at 68 Lafayette Ave., Morristown, and is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays, 1 to 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. Masks are required.

Founded in 1945, MCHS is a member-supported 501 (c)3 organization whose mission is to preserve and promote the history of Morris County.