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Mansion in May: Notable Historian W. Barry Thomson to Give Talks on Alnwick Hall

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Alnwick Hall Credits: Mansion in May
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Historian and Author W. Barry Thomson Credits: Mansion in May
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MORRISTOWN NJ - Author and Historian, W. Barry Thomson will give a series of talks about Alnwick Hall, the 2017 Mansion in May site, in the months of March and April.  Thomson is a native of Peapack-Gladstone.

Thomson has worked on several architectural and local history projects in the past and is a frequent lecturer on various aspects of architectural and area history.  He has volunteered his time and expertise as the history consultant for several previous Mansion in May events including those at Blairsden in 2014, Glynallyn in 2012, and Froh-Heim in 2008.

Through his illustrated talks, Thomson seeks to apprise the audience of the history and architecture of Alnwick Hall (better known in recent years as The Abbey) in the context of Morristown’s “Golden Age”, the decades from the 1880s to the Great Depression. 

His discourse will focus on Morristown and Morris Township during the Gilded Age, particularly on the development of the estates in the Convent and Normandy Heights areas and along Madison Avenue. The builders and first owners of Alnwick Hall, Edward P. and Rosalie Behr Meany respectively, will also feature in his talks. 

A good part of the talk will be dedicated to the design and development of Alnwick Hall, the building's important stained glass windows, and the architect of the mansion, Percy Griffin.

The schedule of events is as follows:

A.  Sunday, March 12, 1:00 PM, sponsored by the Tewksbury Historical Society.  To be held at the Education Building of the Zion Lutheran Church, 1 Miller Avenue, Oldwick, NJ, a fully ADA-accessible building.  No fee and no pre-registration required; first-come, first-seated.

B.  Sunday, March 26, at 3:00 PM, sponsored by the Barbara Hoskins Fund, which supports the work of the Fosterfields Living Historical Farm.  The presentation, to be followed by refreshments, will be held at the Visitors Center at Fosterfields, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township.  The fee for early registration will be $20 per person; the fee for walk-ins will be $25 per person. Pre-register by email or phone at gaildreuben@hotmail.com or 973 539-2825.

C.  Sunday, April 23, at 2:00 PM, at the Morristown & Morris Township Library,

1 Miller Road (corner of South Street), Morristown.  Fully ADA-accessible.  No fee and no prior registration required.

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