The Morris County Historical Society Collection

The MCHS contributes to the community by preserving and interpreting its collection of Morris County historical objects and their headquarters property, of Acorn Hall. The MCHS collection exists for exhibition, education and inspiration. As stewards of this collection, the MCHS maintains a well-defined acquisition and deaccession policy that encompasses and supports our Mission Statement and guides continued efforts to strengthen, diversify, and build the existing collection.

The Cutting Edge: Medicine in Morris County, 1876 – 1976

Sunday, September 10 through Sunday, May 13, 2018

Our current exhibit highlights the role medicine played in Morris County’s history from 1876, the founding of Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, to 1976, the Supreme Court hearing on Karen Ann Quinlan. We are currently looking for objects and archival materials related to Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, Karen Ann Quinlan, All Souls’ Hospital, Morristown Medical Center, and The Seeing Eye. We are also interested in equipment and tools belonging to doctors, nurses, and veterinarians during this time. If you are interested in loaning objects to MCHS for this exhibit, please contact us at or 973-267-3465.