MENDHAM, NJ - The Morris County Historical Society is pleased to share that "Acorn Hall and the Rise of the American Estate" by Dr. Jude M. Pfister will be presented on Tuesday, September 22 at 7:45 p.m. at the Garbrant Center, 4 Wilson Street, Mendham Borough. The free, narrated, and illustrated program follows a meeting of the Mendham Borough Historical Society at 7:30 p.m. Free parking is also available.

The program follows the fate of the families associated with Acorn Hall, the headquarters of the Morris County Historical Society, and the issues that impacted the estate's owners over the years. The 1840s American estate concept coincided with the site's first home, before it was transformed into Acorn Hall with those concepts in mind.

The home's last full-time resident was Mary Crane Hone, whose life and legacy will be discussed in the spirit of preservation; with particular emphasis on Acorn Hall. Dr. Pfister is a historian by training, and the author of "Morris County's Acorn Hall," as well as many other published works.

He is Chief of Cultural Resources, Morristown National Park, overseeing the museum, archival and library programs.