In 2021, Morris County History Comes to You

By Anne Motto, Curator of Collections
January 12, 2021

The St. Cecilia Window, featured in our first History Lunch Break

2021 is a landmark year for MCHS, representing both the 75th anniversary of our incorporation and the 50th anniversary of Mary Crane Hone’s donation of Acorn Hall. To celebrate these milestones, we’ll be highlighting Morris County’s vibrant history as told through the remarkable objects and images  preserved within our collections and archives. In addition to our upcoming exhibit, A Storied Past: History That Made Morris County, new online programs, blogs, and social media posts will allow you to share in the fun from the comfort of your own home, near or far.

Every other Wednesday at noon, we will host History Lunch Break, a free bi-weekly Zoom program debuting January 27th, that offers a bite-size look at our favorite topics and objects from around the Hall and around the county. Check out our events calendar for upcoming topics, and to register for a History Lunch Break, email

Painting of Morristown by Edward Kranich, an upcoming Treasure from the Collection

With more history to draw upon than can ever be contained within one exhibit, we’ll also dive into some of Morris County’s fascinating tales and hidden secrets via weekly blogs and social media posts. Since there’s never a dull moment at Acorn Hall, these will also give you the opportunity to come behind the scenes and share in our adventures.

We look forward to you joining us, either in person or virtually, for what promises to be a fun and exciting year! Keep an eye out on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter every Tuesday for a new blog and every Thursday for a new “Treasure from the Collection.” The new tab “History at Home” on our website will feature all our treasures as they are revealed. We’ll also offer frequent peeks behind the scenes and at “This Day in Morris County History”.