MORRISTOWN, NJ - The annual Holly Walk returns to Morristown on December 2 and 3 from 11am - 4pm. This holiday tradition allows visitors the opportunity to visit six historic sites decorated for the holidays. See all six with one admission ticket, over two days.
The Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall which will be decorated in Victorian fashion. Dr. Britton D. Evans, long-serving director of Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital (1890-1920), will be on hand to discuss his philosophy that all patients should receive a Christmas gift. Visitors can tour the current exhibit “The Cutting Edge: Medicine in Morris County, 1876-1976.” Acorn Hall will only be open on Sunday 11am-4pm.
The Ford Mansion at Morristown National Historical Park will have the conference room decorated as though General George Washington and his staff have just finished a sumptuous holiday meal and have gone to make merry in town. Outside the Ford Mansion soldiers in period costume will stand guard. On Saturday, enjoy period entertainment (games and storytelling). On Sunday, there will be festive live music. The site is open both days.
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum will fully deck its halls with a tree in every room. Visitors can make an ornament on Saturday (11am-3pm) for the Drawing Room tree in memory of famous presidents celebrating Christmas at the White House. Tour the current exhibit of Thomas Nast’s famous holiday drawings including many images of Santa Claus. The site is open both days.
The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts will have the historic building decorated for the holidays and offer musical entertainment throughout the day. Tour their exhibit “Spark: The Explosive and Dirty History of Light” and learn how early NJ residents lit their holiday homes with lights, lamps and early electric devices. Winter artifacts from the collection will also be on view. The site is open both days.
The Schuyler-Hamilton House will have an exhibit of historic quilts gathered from four historic houses owned and managed by the Daughters of the American Revolution throughout New Jersey. Dating from 1821 to 1976, quilts are coming from The Isaac Watson House, Buccleuch Mansion, the Van Bunschooten Homestead, and Schuyler-Hamilton’s own collection. The site is open both days.
The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms will offer tours of the 1911 Log House festooned in period Arts-and-Crafts style. The museum is suspending guided tours for the day so that visitors may stroll through the former Stickley family home at their own pace. Enjoy jazzy holiday tunes courtesy of the Aubrey Anne Trio. Stickley will only be open on Saturday.
Tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $30.00 per person and may be purchased online through December 1st at www.eventbrite.com.