MORRISTOWN, NJ - Kick off the holiday season by visiting six local historic sites decorated for the holidays. Visitors can visit all locations with one admission ticket on Saturday December 1 from 10am - 4pm.
Sponsored by the Morris County Tourism Bureau, visitors can visit The Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall, The Ford Mansion at Morristown National Historical Park, Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, The Schuyler-Hamilton House and The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms.
Each site will offer something special for visitors.
Acorn Hall will be decorated to complementing its current exhibit: Iconic Culture: From Little Black Dress to Bell Bottoms. The exhibit takes a look back at 50 years of fashion (1920s-1970s) with a different decade displayed in each room, which will then be decorated for the holidays reflecting that decade. There will also be piano music and the crowd-favorite Victorian upside down Christmas tree.
The Ford Mansion at Morristown National Historical Park in Morristown, will be “decorated” as though General George Washington and his staff have just finished a sumptuous holiday meal and have gone to make merry in town.
Macculloch Hall will fully deck its halls with a tree in every room. Visitors can make a Thomas Nast-inspired ornament in the gallery from 11 am to 1 pm to hang on a tree. Visitors will want to tour the current exhibit “Bringing Down the Boss: Thomas Nast Takes on Tweed and Tammany Hall”.
The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts will be decorated for the winter holidays and offer musical entertainment. Visitors can experience “Narrative Threads: New Jersey Quilts & Textiles” on display.
The Schuyler-Hamilton House will feature Colonial-inspired decorations created by NY floral designed Sam Munn and local volunteers. Christmas music will be played by
violinist JoAnna Farrar and company from noon to 4 pm. Holiday treats will be available, and guests will see displays of 18 th century decorative arts which are rarely
from private collectors which are rarely on display.
At the Stickley Museum, tour 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. There will be refreshments and music.
Holly Walk tickets are $30.00 per person and may be purchased online through morristourism.org/event/holly-day/, at Eventbrite.com
(https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holly-day-6-historic-sites-decorated-for-the-holidays-tickets-50915095421) or from the Morris County Tourism Bureau, 6 Court Street,
Morristown. For more information call: 973-631-5151.
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