Programs and Events

Tours and Special Events are scheduled throughout the year for

your enjoyment.

Community Speakers Program

 

Through this program, lectures, slide, and object presentations are available to historical organizations, civic groups and schools. Each program is approximately 45 minutes in length and can be modified within reason for groups upon request.

 

Programs are presented by Morris County Historical Society staff members, who are museum professionals with extensive speaking experience.

The fee for each program is $50 for Morris County libraries and local historical societies, $100 for all other organizations. Outside Morris County, additional mileage fees may apply. Scheduling is based on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

Currently available Programs:

 

The Women’s Suffrage Movement in NJ

Based on the MCHS exhibition, “Women’s Work is Never Done”

Optional focus on Morris County

Women in politics

 

Many Lands, One County: the Impact of Immigration on Morris County

Based on exhibition of the same name

Slides available

 

Entertainment in Morris County

Role entertainment has played

What types of entertainment have been available

Where and when

 

The Morris County Historical Society

Society’s mission and programs

Exhibitions, operation of a historical society

Other Morris County historical organizations

 

Victorianism

Life in the Victorian period

Slides and objects available

Inclusion of Acorn Hall optional

 

Victorian Architecture & Design

What is Victorian?

Victorian Architecture in America

Acorn Hall

Slides available

 

Victorian Morristown Architectural Walking Tour

Victorian architectural styles as represented in Morristown homes

Includes social history of Morristown

Can be adapted to slide lecture

 

Women in the Victorian Period

Role of women in late 19th century America

Lives, status, responsibilities

Societal view of women

 

The Conflict, the County, & the Citizens:

Morris County in the Civil War

Morris County soldiers & regiments

Local politics during the Civil War

Homefront—women’s organizations, soldier’s aid, Bible societies

 

Behind Closed Doors: Health, Hygiene and Sexuality Among the Victorians

Hygiene standards and developments

19th century medicine

Prostitution and the treatment of women

 

Games Victorians Played

Development of today's major sports - golf, football, baseball

Parlor games and games for children

Local social clubs and sports institutions

 

Victorian Mourning

Code of etiquette

Influence of Queen Victoria

Fashions & funerals

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