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Public Invited To “Be Our Guest” At Morris Area Museums May 20

Area Attractions Offer FREE Afternoon – Eleven historic sites and museums throughout Morris County are inviting the public to “Be Our Guest” on Sunday, May 20, from noon to 4 pm.


MORRISTOWN, New Jersey, APRIL 16, 2012 – Ten historic sites and museums throughout Morris County are inviting the public to “Be Our Guest” on Sunday, May 20, from noon to 4 p.m. in celebration of National Tourism Week.  Participating institutions will open their doors and waive their admission fees during those hours.  The event is sponsored by the Morris County Alliance for Tourism.  For more information, see or call 973-631-5151.
Sites participating in the event:
Acorn Hall, 68 Morris Avenue, Morristown,  Headquarters of the Morris County Historical Society and a Victorian Italianate mansion decorated largely with furnishings from the two families who lived there between 1853 and 1971; it also has changing exhibits and a garden.  Special exhibit: “Over Here and Over There: Morris County’s Role in  World War II.”
Community Children’s Museum, 77 East Blackwell Street, Dover,  A hands-on children’s museum for children 10 and younger focusing on art, science, and world cultures.
Dover History Museum House, 55 West Blackwell Street, Dover,  The museum has displays and artifacts relating to the history of the Dover area, located in the circa 1890 home of Dr. Arthur W. Condict, and currently haunted by his daughter, Dorothy, whose secret love letters were accidently found during renovations.
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown,  A restored working dairy cattle farm portraying life in the early 20th century through costumed living history, farming, and domestic skills demonstrations, and tours of the Foster family’s circa 1852 Gothic Revival house built by General Joseph Warren Revere, grandson of Paul Revere.
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum and Gardens, 45 Macculloch Avenue, Morristown,  An elegant historic house and decorative arts museum comprising ten period rooms and four exhibit galleries, two of which are devoted to the largest collection of cartoonist Thomas Nast’s works in the country.  Special exhibit: “Gone for a Soldier:” Jerseymen in the Civil War.

Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown,  Celebrating 100 years, the Morris Museum is dedicated to exhibitions, entertainment and education, and is home to the world-renowned Guinness Collection of mechanical musical instruments and automata.  Featured exhibition, Harmony in Clay: The Elegance and Refinement of Song Ceramics, named the top spring exhibit by Star-Ledger critic Dan Bischoff.
Morristown National Historical Park, 30 Washington Place, Morristown,  A national historical site preserving sites of the Continental Army’s encampment and the headquarters of General George Washington during the winters of 1777 and 1779–80.
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main Street, Madison,  A museum exploring 18th- and 19th-century American history, with a focus on New Jersey, drawing on its collection of over 8,000 hand tools and their products to interpret the lives and technologies of men and women who lived and worked before the rise of large-scale industrialization.
The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, 2352 Route 10 West, Morris Plains,  A national historic landmark, this 1911 log house is the former home of noted turn-of-the-century designer Gustav Stickley, a major proponent of the American Arts and Crafts movement in home building and furnishing.
The Schuyler-Hamilton House, 5 Olyphant Place, Morristown,  Former home of Dr. Jabez Campfield and his guest, Dr. John Cochran, General George Washington’s physician. Another of the Campfields’ houseguests was Cochran’s niece, Betsy Schuyler Hamilton. A circa 1760 home filled with authentic period pieces and exhibits maintained by Morristown D.A.R.
The Morris County Alliance for Tourism supports the Morris County Tourism Bureau in positioning the region as a premier tourism destination through a collaboration of interested stakeholders.


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