The Morris County Historical Society announces an opportunity to meet Jude M. Pfister, D.Litt., the author of "Morris County's Acorn Hall," at a lecture and book signing on Sunday, August 2 at 2 p.m. at the Headquarters Museum auditorium, Morristown National Historical Park, 30 Washington Place, Morristown, NJ. An accomplished local historian and published author, Dr. Pfister is the Chief of Cultural Resources at Morristown National Historical Park. He has been with the National Park Service in the field of cultural resource managment since 1993.

According to Dr. Pfister, the book was designed as a biography of the house and estate, and of the people who strongly influenced its creation and development. Acorn Hall's role over the years as a home to the Schermerhorn and Crane-Hone families, and now "home" to the Morris County Historical Society, is the central theme of the thoroughly researched book. Dr. Pfister is also the author of "The First Decade of the United States Supreme Court," "The Jacob Ford Jr. Mansion," "The Fords of New Jersey," and "America Writes Its History: The Formation of a National Narrative."

This event offers Free admission to attend the lecture, and "Morris County's Acorn Hall" may be purchased for $19.99 plus tax. Persons interested in purchasing tickets to tour the Morristown National Historical Park may do so after the event. For more information about this unique presentation, please call the Morris County Historical Society at 973-267-3465. Due to the MCHS's special program at the Morristown National Historical Park, Acorn Hall will be closed on August 2.

The Morris County Historical Society was founded in 1945. The Society's mission is dedicated to the discovery, preservation, promotion, and interpretation of Morris County history through events, programs, exhibits, and preservation advocacy. The Morris County Historical Society is a member-supported, 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.