Annual Powder Mill Hike – July 4 Celebration

Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall

Join us for a quarter-mile hike to Jacob Ford’s (gun) powder mill on the Whippany River behind Morris County Historical Society's Acorn Hall and learn about the new discoveries made […]

Free

From Apples to Ice Cream: Augustus Crane’s Gentleman’s Farm

Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall

When the patriarch of the Crane family purchased Acorn Hall in 1857, a born-and-raised city boy became the proud and enthusiastic owner of nine acres in the country. Join F.M. […]

$7 – $10

Archeology in the Backyard (Children’s Program)

Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall

Join Morris County Historical Society for our first children’s program of 2024 to try your hand at digging like an archeologist and learn about discoveries made in digs right here […]

$7 – $10

Studying Morris County’s Architecture, One Salvaged Piece at a Time

Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall

Join us for a sneak peek at New Jersey’s first Architectural Study Collection as the installation progresses in our newly restored carriage house. Comprising more than 30 18th-20th century structures, […]

$5 – $10

To Splurge or Not to Splurge

Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall

…That is the question posed to homeowners choosing their interior décor from the past to the present. As an upper middle class family arriving in Morristown by 1860, the Cranes were conscious of the design elements they incorporated into their home, which ranged from costly to cost-effective. Join Morris County Historical Society Research Assistant Erin […]

$5 – $10

Jacob Ford Jr.’s Revolutionary Secret

Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall

Take a quarter-mile hike on Patriots’ Path to the archaeological site of Jacob Ford Jr.’s ( gun) powder mill along the Whippany River. Gain insight into the role of the small wooden structure with a dirt/rock lined floor, and of new discoveries made during the latest archaeological dig. Outdoor program, meet at Acorn Hall’s back […]

$5 – $10

The Making of Our Neighborhood, 19th Century to Present (Neighborhood Walk)

Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall

Take a stroll back in time to Augustus Crane’s neighborhood in the mid-19th century and explore how the Morris Avenue landscape has evolved since then. Outdoor program, meet at Acorn Hall’s back porch. No registration required. $7 for non-members, ($5 for Morris County Historical Society members), $10 includes tour of Acorn Hall.

$5 – $10