Hounds for History

Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Bring your four-legged friend to Acorn Hall’s garden on Sunday, October 15th for a tail-waggin’ good time. The afternoon will be filled with activities for humans and canines of all interests! Does your hound dig history? The Seeing Eye archivist, Bruce Johnson, will present the history of The Seeing Eye and its role assisting people around the world. Want to remember the day’s events? Take a Victorian-inspired photograph with your family. Don’t have a furry friend just yet? St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center will be on-site with dogs to adopt and information on how you can donate to the Center.

Tours of Acorn Hall will be available for two-legged visitors while dogs are watched by pet-friendly volunteers. Our new exhibit, The Cutting Edge: Medicine in Morris County, 1876-1976, features the history of The Seeing Eye, Gresystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, Morristown Medical Center, and more!

All dogs must be well socialized, on a leash, and cleaned up after. MCHS’s historic woodlot is fenced in and available for play time, just make sure your pup is protected and checked on afterwards; ticks are present.

The cost for garden access, photographs, tours of Acorn Hall and our new exhibit, and Bruce Johnson’s talk is $10 per person, free for pups, MCHS members and children under 12. Adoption fees are separate. For more information, please call 973-267-3465 or email

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Board President Susan Vigilante and Executive Director Amy Curry will update attendees on current and upcoming projects taking place this fiscal year. The Annual Meeting is a great opportunity to meet with MCHS staff, board members, and volunteers and discuss your ideas for MCHS events, programs, and exhibits. For more information, please call 973-267-3465 or email

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