MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Historical Society’s annual Christmas celebration will use proceeds from the Oak Leaf Gallery Gift Shop’s sales to fund the restoration of two damaged 19th century marble and cloisonné candlesticks frequently displayed at Acorn Hall. These candlesticks, along with a magnificent clock, epitomize the opulence of the Victorian era decorative arts and, due to their rarity and value, are unlikely to be seen elsewhere. “This set is so impressive and such a wonderful part of our collection. We have nothing else like it in the collection,” said Amy Curry, MCHS Executive Director.
The Oak Leaf Gallery Gift Shop features hand-crafted items by Morris County artisans, books on Morris County and local history, sterling silver jewelry, locally sourced honey products, children’s items, as well as custom-made mugs, Christmas ornaments, and gifts for all ages.
The Oak Leaf Gallery Gift Shop is in Acorn Hall, 68 Morris Avenue in Morristown. The gift shop is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment. It will also be open on Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during Holly Walk 2016. There is no admission fee charged to visit the gift shop. For more information, please call the Morris County Historical Society at 973-267-3465, or email MCHSAcornHall@gmail.com.
The Morris County Historical Society, founded in 1945, is a member supported 501 (c)3 organization whose mission is to discover, preserve, promote, and interpret the history of Morris County and New Jersey as it relates to Morris County through events, programs, exhibits, publications, and preservation advocacy.