Our Mission

Morris County Historical Society preserves and promotes the history of Morris County, New Jersey.

Since 1971, MCHS has been headquartered at Acorn Hall, an 1853 Victorian Italianate country home. MCHS operates the Hall as a house museum and uses its extensive collections and archive holdings to produce exhibitions and programs related to local and state history.


Gail Boertzel


Kathleen O. Margiotta

Vice President

Ariadne Monfalcone


Caroline Kolb


Amy E. Curry

Executive Director

Board Members

  • Robert Donaldson
  • Gail Boertzel
  • Ryan G. Dawson
  • Elizabeth Kogen
  • Caroline Kolb
  • Kathleen O. Margiotta
  • Caryl Anne McBride
  • Ariadne Monfalcone
  • Lynn Shavelson
  • Steven Wienerman

Photograph Courtesy of Manfred Saul


Grantor and Friends

We are grateful for the generous and continued support of our grantors.

Morris County Historical Society receives general operating support from the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, New Jersey Historical Commission, Campbell Family Foundation, and Robert and Diana Wong Charitable Foundation. MCHS receives project-based funding from the NJ Historic Trust, Morris County Historic Preservation Trust, NJ Cultural Trust, and Benjamin Moore.

Thanks also to our friends for all their support: The Honorable Rodney Frelinghuysen, First Rate Landscape, Ricciardi Brothers, Connolly & Hickey Historical Architects, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program, Home Garden Club of Morristown, Keefe Plumbing, Viking Electric, and Carolle Huber.

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