MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Travel back in time to an 18th Century Quaker Meeting House, an early 19th Century farming community or a mid-19th Century Methodist Camp Meeting, all within Morris County. It’s possible during this spring’s “Pathways of History Tour,” an annual event now in its 11th year and hosted by the Morris County Historical Society.
More than 20 historic properties highlighting the county’s settlement history, pivotal role in the American Revolution and the growth of its communities will be part of the free, two-day event, which will be held rain or shine on Saturday, May 1, from 12 noon to 4 p.m., and Sunday, May 2, from noon to 4:00 p.m. Morris County Historical Society’s Acorn Hall will be closed on Sunday, May 2.
“Pathways of History tour is a great opportunity to immerse the whole family in the rich and diverse history that made Morris County such a dynamic place to explore,” said Amy Curry, Executive Director of the Historical Society.
This year’s event features eight new participating sites! From Long Hill Township to Jefferson Township, East Hanover to Washington Township, the weekend-long family-friendly event offers something for everyone, including glimpses into the county’s Native American history, women’s history and achievements in historic preservation.
A tour guide, including site listings and their planned activities, will be available.
The Morris County Historical Society is headquartered at historic Acorn Hall, 68 Lafayette Ave., Morristown and is generally open to visitors on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission there, which includes the exhibits and landscaped grounds, is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students, and is free for children under 12 and MCHS members. For more information, visit MorrisCountyHistory.org.
Founded in 1945, the society is a member-supported 501 (c)3 organization whose mission is to preserve and promote the history of Morris County. It receives operating funds from the Morris County Board of County Commissioners and the New Jersey Historical Commission, and project/preservation grant funding from the New Jersey Historic Trust, the 1772 Foundation and the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust.
The society was also awarded a Sandy Disaster Relief Grant for Historic Properties by the New Jersey Historic Trust, with funds provided by the Historic Preservation Fund of the National Park Service to the NJ State Historic Preservation Office.