Programs and Events

Tours and Special Events are scheduled throughout the year for

your enjoyment.

Community Speakers Program


Through this program, lectures, slide, and object presentations are available to historical organizations, civic groups and schools. Each program is approximately 45 minutes in length and can be modified within reason for groups upon request.


Programs are presented by Morris County Historical Society staff members, who are museum professionals with extensive speaking experience.

The fee for each program is $50 for Morris County libraries and local historical societies, $100 for all other organizations. Outside Morris County, additional mileage fees may apply. Scheduling is based on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Currently available Programs:


The Women’s Suffrage Movement in NJ

Based on the MCHS exhibition, “Women’s Work is Never Done”

Optional focus on Morris County

Women in politics


Many Lands, One County: the Impact of Immigration on Morris County

Based on exhibition of the same name

Slides available


Entertainment in Morris County

Role entertainment has played

What types of entertainment have been available

Where and when


The Morris County Historical Society

Society’s mission and programs

Exhibitions, operation of a historical society

Other Morris County historical organizations



Life in the Victorian period

Slides and objects available

Inclusion of Acorn Hall optional


Victorian Architecture & Design

What is Victorian?

Victorian Architecture in America

Acorn Hall

Slides available


Victorian Morristown Architectural Walking Tour

Victorian architectural styles as represented in Morristown homes

Includes social history of Morristown

Can be adapted to slide lecture


Women in the Victorian Period

Role of women in late 19th century America

Lives, status, responsibilities

Societal view of women


The Conflict, the County, & the Citizens:

Morris County in the Civil War

Morris County soldiers & regiments

Local politics during the Civil War

Homefront—women’s organizations, soldier’s aid, Bible societies


Behind Closed Doors: Health, Hygiene and Sexuality Among the Victorians

Hygiene standards and developments

19th century medicine

Prostitution and the treatment of women


Games Victorians Played

Development of today's major sports - golf, football, baseball

Parlor games and games for children

Local social clubs and sports institutions


Victorian Mourning

Code of etiquette

Influence of Queen Victoria

Fashions & funerals

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