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Special Garden Tour: Augustus Crane’s Inspiration for Acorn Hall
June 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Join MCHS Board President Kathleen Margiotta, for a walk through the Hall’s historic garden. All proceeds from the program benefit MCHS’s gardens and grounds restoration. $5 members, $10 non-members. Pre-registration and payment required: call 973-267-3465.
Augustus Crane spent three years making Acorn Hall and its grounds exactly what he wanted: a proper “Gentleman’s Farm” in the country. Now located in urban environs, devoid of the lavish vegetable gardens, fruit orchard, and animals indicative of that farm, “A Downing Garden” Tour will explore the philosophies that inspired Crane, his decisions for his home, and our on-going work to honor that aesthetic.