Summertime Fun and Games


    Location: Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall
    Address: 68 Lafayette Ave., Morristown, 07960
    Event Date: 08/12/2020
    Event Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
    Event Description:

    Kids of all ages are invited to learn about the unique history that surrounds Morris County Historical Society’s Acorn Hall while enjoying the picturesque six-acre property on four Wednesdays in August. Programs are geared to ages 7 to 12, and begin at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 5, the programs are $3 per child, free for accompanying adults.
    Jacob’s, Jacks, & Graces, Oh My! Play like it’s the 1800s. From the folk toy Jacob’s Ladder, the ancient game of jacks, to game of graces, a popular activity in the early 1800s, join us on Wednesday, Aug 5.
    Acorn Hall’s Awesome Architecture: Tour the exterior of Augustus Crane’s “country house” to discover the features that make Acorn Hall special on Wednesday, Aug. 12.
    By Hand or By Horse: Before the days of cars and power tools, there were still places to go and things do. From ice sleds to tree saws, explore how our ancestors got the job done on Wednesday, Aug 19.
    Let’s Go Crazy (Quilts): Learn how these bright and wild quilts with fun shapes and hidden pictures live up to their names on Wednesday, Aug. 26.
    MCHS is located at 68 Lafayette Ave., Morristown, and is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. Admission, which includes the exhibits and grounds, is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students, and is free for children younger than 12 and MCHS members. For more information, call MCHS at (973) 267-3465 or visit the MCHS website: MorrisCountyHistory.org.
    Founded in 1945, MCHS is a member-supported 501 (c)3 organization whose mission is to preserve and promote the history of Morris County.


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