Acorn Hall - Gift Shop and Book Store

The Morris County Historical Society's On-Line Gift Shop and Book Store. We plan to launch a fully interactive on-line store in the coming months. In the meantime, feel free to browse our offerings and contact the Society staff at (973) 267-3465 to place an order.

We accept all major credit cards. Members always save 10%!

 

Morris County Historical Society Publications

 

History of Morris County, 1739-1882

$25.00

Paperback

Originally published in 1882, this text, also known as "Munsell" is an excellent source for Morris County personalities and the early history of communities and organizations. A useful guide for genealogists, the book contains information on Morris County troops for both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. It also features engravings of historical figures and places.

 

 

 

 

One Hundred Years, One Hundred Miles: New Jersey's Morris Canal

Barbara N. Kalata

1983

$25.00

Hardcover

A truly comprehensive look at the history of the Morris Canal and the people behind it. Over six hundred pages, the book includes a bibliography, name index, and several appendices featuring information about the Morris Canal and Banking Company. A must-have book for the canal enthusiast.

 

 

 

 

Tours in Historic Morris County

Compiled by the Morris County Historical Society

1977

$5.00

Paperback

Originally written at the time of the Bicentennial, this book was designed to be a driver's guide to historic Morris County. Although it is no longer up to date as a travel guide, it contains information about many buildings of Morris County's past.

 

 

 

 

 

New Jersey's Revolutionary War Powder Mill

Fred and Isabel Bartenstein

1975

$5.00

Hardcover

The presence of Washington's Army in Morristown was not an accident. This book discusses the history and production of Morris County's powder mill, located on the Whippany River, which served as an important resource for the Continental Army.

 

 

 

 

Morris County

 

Historic Sites of Morris County, New Jersey, Second Edition, Revised

and Expanded

David Mitros, Editor

Lucille Hobbie, Illustrator

Morris County Heritage Commission

2008

$17.00

This newly expanded edition features an introduction by renowned NJ historian John T. Cunningham. It includes a map and information on all of the historic sites that are part of the Heritage Commission's historic marker program.

 

 

 

 

History of Morris County, 1739-1882

$25.00

Paperback

Originally published in 1882, this text, also known as "Munsell's" is an excellent source for Morris County personalities and the early history of communities and organizations. A useful guide for genealogists, the book contains information on Morris County troops for both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. It also features engravings of historical figures and places.

 

 

 

 

Made in Morris

Richard C. Simon

$7.00

Companion text to the 1997 exhibit produced by Macculloch Hall Historical Museum and Gardens.

 

 

 

 

 

Mansions of Morris County

John W. Rae

Arcadia Publishing

1999

$19.99

A look at the mansions of Morris County's Gilded Age.

 

 

 

 

Hard Winter

Written and Directed by Mat Brauchitsch

Morris County Historical Society

1984

$19.95

This film, set in Morristown in the winter of 1779 portrays the impact that the encampment of 1779-1780 had on the local community.

 

Member/non-member

 

Non-member $19.95

Member $14.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Uncertain Revolution: Washington & the Continental Army at Morristown

John T. Cunningham

Cormorant Publishing

2007

$26.95

Hardcover

Signed Copies

This is famed New Jersey historian John Cunningham's fiftieth book! The book recounts the winters Washington's army spent in Middlebrook and Morristown.

 

 

 

 

 

Colonial Tribulations

Greg Casterline

Lulu Publishing

2007

$20.00

Paperback

Greg Casterline delves into a largely forgotten period of American history, the French and Indian War. Drawing on a variety of sources he recounts the story of William Casterline and the New Jersey Blues Regiment.

 

 

 

 

Colonial and Revolutionary Morris County

Theodore Thayer

Morris County Heritage Commission

1975

$25.00

Hardcover

From the dust jacket: "In honor of our nation's Bicentennial, the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders authorized the Morris County Heritage Commission to publish Colonial and Revolutionary Morris County by Dr. Theodore Thayer. This county history is presented for citizens of all ages interested in the celebrated heritage we have received from the dedicated men, women and children who courageously founded this country."

 

 

 

 

 

First Winter: Washington and His Army in Morristown, 1777

James Elliott Lindsley

The Trustees of the Morristown Green

2006

$19.95

Hardcover

From the dust jacket: "First Winter: Washington and His Army in Morristown, 1777, provides a compelling view into the heart of the American Revolution and Morristown's critical involvement in the war and the success of America's independence."

 

 

 

 

 

Morristown: A Military Headquarters of the American Revolution

John W. Rae

Arcadia Publishing

2003

$24.99

Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

New Jersey's Revolutionary War Powder Mill

Fred Bartenstein

1975

$5.00

Hardcover

The presence of Washington's Army in Morristown was not an accident. This book discusses the history and production of Morris County's powder mill, located on the Whippany River, which served as an important resource for the Continental Army.

 

 

 

 

 

Revolutionary War Sites in Morris County

Richard Simon

2005

$10.00

Paperback

With illustrations by local historian Richard Simon, the book provides a map, drawings and information about important Revolutionary War sites in Morris County.

 

 

 

 

 

Slave Records of Morris County, New Jersey: 1756-1841

Compiled and Edited by David Mitros

Morris County Heritage Commission

2002

$12.00

The second and expanded edition of the Morris County Heritage Commission's book on Morris County slave records.

 

 

 

 

 

Slavery and the Civil War

 

Gone to Wear the Victor's Crown

Compiled and Edited by David Mitros

Morris County Heritage Commission

1998

$18.00

Paperback

From the inside cover: "A collection of letters, newspaper articles, personal accounts, and other archival sources relating to Morris County's involvement in the Civil War - with an appendix listing Civil War veteran grave sites throughout Morris County."

 

 

 

 

Jacob Green and the Slavery Debate

David Mitros

Morris County Heritage Commission

1993

$5.00

Paperback

An account of Reverend Jacob Green, pastor of the East Hanover Presbyterian Church from 1746 to 1790. Green was a strong proponent of the Revolutionary War and an early proponent of the abolition of slavery. Included are some of Green's writings, including a debate about slavery that appeared in the New Jersey Journal.

 

 

 

 

Slave Records of Morris County, New Jersey: 1756-1841

Compiled and Edited by David Mitros

Morris County Heritage Commission

2002

$12.00

The second and expanded edition of the Morris County Heritage Commission's book on Morris County slave records.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morris Canal and Transportation

 

One Hundred Years, One Hundred Miles: New Jersey's Morris Canal

Barbara N. Kalata

1983

$25.00

Hardcover

A truly comprehensive look at the history of the Morris Canal and the people behind it. Over six hundred pages, the book includes a bibliography, name index, and several appendices featuring information about the Morris Canal and Banking Company. A must-have book for the canal enthusiast.

 

 

 

 

 

Community Histories

 

 

 

The Green: A History of the Morristown Green

Richard C. Simon

The Trustees of the Morristown Green

2004

$25.00

From the dust jacket: "This publication covers the history of the Morristown Green from its establishment as a common land in the town center in the 1730s, to the present day. Located at the center of the county seat, with 2 1/2 acres of attractive land, the Green has been the stage for many political, military, penal, cultural, celebratory, and public entertainment events through the years."

 

 

 

 

In Lights and Shadows: Morristown in Three Centuries

Cam Cavanaugh

The Joint Free Public Library of Morristown and Morris Twp.

1994

$35.00

Hardcover

A treasure trove of images and stories from Morristown's historic past. A must have book for anyone interested in Morristown's history.

 

 

 

 

The Jews of Morris & Sussex: A Brief History and Source Guide

Linda B. Forgosh

Jewish Historical Society of Metrowest

2003

$10.00

Paperback

This book includes a bibliography and an overview of the collections of the Jewish Historical Society of Metrowest.

 

 

 

 

Moonlight Over the Canal

Ruth W. Shults

Mill City Press

2007

$11.95

Paperback

Ruth W. Shults memoirs of growing up in Montville, NJ in the twentieth century. Signed copies.

 

 

 

 

Victoriana and Etiquette

 

The Essential Handbook of Victorian Etiquette

Professor Thomas E. Hill

Bluewood Books

1994

$8.95

This book was written and published by Professor Thomas E. Hill between 1873 and 1890. It includes "The Rules of Conduct that Govern Good Society," and "Professor Hill's Guide to Love and Marriage," and is a humorous look back at what was once considered "the proper thing."

 

 

 

 

The Essential Handbook of Victorian Entertaining

Autumn Stephens

Bluewood Books

2005

$9.95

If you were wondering how to properly set your table for a Victorian themed dinner party you will find the answer in this book. A useful and humorous look at the social customs of the Victorians.

 

 

 

Etiquette for the Children

Edited by Julie Hinton

Copper Beech Publishing

$7.95

Based on a 1901 publication, this guide illuminates the turn-of-the-century standards for dress, speech and habits for children.

 

 

 

Etiquette for Coffee Lovers

Beryl Peters

Copper Beech Publishing

$7.95

A delightful compendium of coffee history, recipes and illustrations.

 

 

 

The Etiquette of Dress

Compiled by Madeleine Brant

Copper Beech Publishing

$7.95

A wonderful look at the etiquette of dress in the Victorian era. This little book contains advice, advertisements and illustrations covering every aspect of dress from undergarments to jewelry.

 

 

 

The Etiquette of an English Tea

Written and Compiled by Beryl Peters

Copper Beech Publishing

$7.95

Recipes, lore and tea history are presented in this delightful little book.

 

 

 

The Etiquette of Motoring

Compiled by Nat Barnes

Copper Beech Publishing

$7.95

Tips for driving etiquette from the era before "road rage" became a national phenomenon.

 

 

 

Etiquette for Wine Lovers

Copper Beech Publishing

$7.95

Drawn from a variety of historic source material, tips on buying, drinking and storing wine.

 

 

 

 

The Victorian Vision: Inventing New Britain

Edited by John. M. Mackenzie

The Victoria and Albert Museum

$15.00

Published as a companion to an exhibition of the same name held at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, this book chronicles what made the Victorians the Victorians. While written from a British perspective, much of the information is also relevant to the development of nineteenth century America.

 

 

 

Mangles, Mops and Feather Brushes

Advice by an Experienced Housewife

Copper Beech Publishing

$7.95

An assortment of household cleaning advice, originally published in 1893.

 

 

 

The Etiquette of Love and Courtship

Edited by Julie Lessels

Copper Beech Publishing

$7.95

Advice for lovers first collected in 1850.

 

 

Women's History

 

New Jersey Women's Heritage Trail

New Jersey Historic Preservation Office

2004

$10.00

The illustrated guide to notable women's historic sites throughout New Jersey. The Society's headquarters, Acorn Hall, is featured as Site #93.

 

 

Cemeteries

 

The Evergreen Cemetery: A Walk into the Past with Kemper Chambers

The Trustees of Evergreen Cemetery

2007

$25.00

Hardcover

Long time Evergreen Cemetery historian Kemper Chambers provides a "virtual" version of his ever-popular tour. It includes burials of local and national significance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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