June/July 2014 Top Ten

1. NJ 350th Exhibit at the Morris Plains Museum
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 10am – 2pm
Saturday, July 5, 2014, 10am – 2pm

The 350th Anniversary of the founding of the State of New Jersey has arrived with 2014. Morris Plains is busy getting ready for our own celebration of the area’s history. The Morris Plains Museum, located at the town Community Center is open every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (or for groups by appointment).
Some of the special exhibits are already in place including detailed miniature scenes that provide a window back in time and a detailed timeline, information on local families and photographic displays.
Residents, and former residents, of Morris Plains can get a good feel for how the town started and grew over the years.

Morris Plains Museum 
51 Jim Fear Drive, Morris Plains, NJ 
973-683-1089 
www.morrisplainsmuseum.org

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2. Master Gardeners 2014 Exhibit
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 10am – 2pm

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Morris County will have their 2014 exhibit at Morris County Library, every fourth Saturday from March 22nd to October 25th, 10:00am to 2:00pm. They will explain their services to the public and answer your lawn & gardening questions. Free & open to the public. No registration required.

Morris County Library 
30 East Hanover Ave., Whippany, NJ 07981 
973-285-6930 
morris.njaes.rutgers.edu

 

3. Meet the Irish Servant and the Cook at The Willows
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 1 – 2pm

On this hands-on guided tour, discover the life of the domestic help at the Foster home. Assist the maid with household chores, and see what the cook has prepared using the wood-burning stove.

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm 
73 Kahdena Road, Morristown, NJ 
973-326-7645 
morrisparks.net

 

4. The Learned Ladies
Sunday, June 29, 2014, 7:30pm 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 8pm
Friday, July 3, 2014 8:00pm
Saturday, July 4, 2014 8:00pm
Sunday, July 5, 2014 4:30pm

The Shakespeare Theatre’s popular Outdoor Stage will ring with laughter as the “It Girls” of the 17th century, who bear a hilarious and uncanny resemblance to the “It Girls” of the 21st century, frolic, flirt, and flaunt in grand style in this silly, fun farce that is perfect for audiences of all ages and especially families with teens! Cost: $15-$35.

College of Saint Elizabeth 
2 Convent Road, Morristown NJ 07950 
973-266-8922 
www.shakespearenj.org

 

5. Mega Model Trains
Tuesday, July 1, 11am – Friday, August 15, 2014, 11am

Train enthusiasts of all ages will marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display. Take a trip through the city, small towns, and the countryside.

Morris Museum 
6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown NJ 
973-971-3700 
www.morrismuseum.org

 

6. Revolutionary Times and the Reading of the Declaration of Independence
Friday, July 4, 2014, 11:30am – 1pm

Annual reading of the Declaration of Independence by costumed interpreters.
Information booths, crafts, games, music, tours. This is a LIBERTY event in honor of the 350th anniversary of the founding of New Jersey.
In case of inclement weather, the program will take place at the Presbyterian Church on the Green, 57 East Park Place, Morristown

Morristown Green 
South Street and Park Place, Morristown, NJ 
973-631-5151 
www.morristourism.org

 

7. July 4 Historic Tours
Friday, July 4, 2014, 1 – 3pm 

As part of Morristown's Revolutionary Times Fourth of July celebrations, The Presbyterian Church in Morristown is offering tours of the historic church sanctuary and graveyard. Learn about the place in Morristown's history of this church and graveyard founded in 1733 - the symbolism of the architecture, artifacts and stained glass windows and Who's Who in the graveyard, including veterans from the Revolutionary war. A guide will provide an overview and offer hand-outs for a self-guided tour inside and out. Stop by anytime from 1-3 p.m.
Morris Tourism and Morristown National Historical Park are hosting July Fourth activities on the Morristown Green from 11 to 2. Along with the PCM tours, festivities include, music, a Reading of the Declaration of Independence, the Tolling of the Bells, musket firing and cupcakes celebrating the 350th birthday of the state of New Jersey. Tours of the newly renovated Fort Nonsense will be offered after 2 p.m. Cost: Free

The Presbyterian Church in Morristown
Church on the Green Sanctuary and Graveyard - 57 East Park Place, Morristown
973-538-1776 
www.pcmorristown.org

 

8. Boonton Main Street Farmer's Market
Saturday, July 5, 2014, 8:30am – 2pm

Boonton Farmers' Market is open every Saturday from 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM. The market is located in the Upper Plane Street Parking Lot.

Boonton Main Street, Upper Plane Street Parking Lot 
973-257-9107 
www.boontonmainstreet.org


9. ‘Explore the Farm’ Horse-Drawn Wagon Ride
Saturday, July 5, 2014, 10am – 12pm

With an emphasis on sustainability, this horse-drawn interpretive wagon ride explores the methods, equipment, crops, and enterprises of Fosterfields in the early 1900s.

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm 
73 Kahdena Road, Morristown, NJ 
973-326-7645 
www.morrisparks.net

 

10. The Potting Shed
Sunday, July 6, 2014, 12 – 2pm

Join Lesley Parness, Superintendent of Horticultural Education for an informal look at some do-it-yourself garden projects. In July, the theme is “Container Makeover,” as we take old containers and give them a new finish. Learn to moss, japan and lime your terra cotta pots! It’s free to watch the demonstration, and a small fee (paid in cash, please) to join in. For more information, or to register, please visit www.arboretumfriends.org, 973.326.7603.

Frelinghuysen Arboretum 
353 East Hanover Avenue, Whippany NJ 
973-326-7600 
www.arboretumfriends.org

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