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NJAM Annual Meeting

  • June 20, 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Morristown National Historic Park
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Please join the New Jersey Association of Museums at Morristown National Historical Park on Monday, June 20 for

Acorn House
Biography of a House and the Families That Lived There

Keynote Speaker: Jude Pfister
Chief of Cultural Resources at Morristown National Historical Park and author of Morris County's Acorn Hall

Dr. Pfister will follow, in a roughly chronological fashion, the fate of Acorn Hall and the families who called it home. The personal, as well as the larger-than-life issues which impacted the owners of the Hall over the years, will be a major focus. The rise of the American estate concept in the 1840s coincided with the building of the first home on the site before it was remodeled into the Hall we know today. This concept will be examined in relation to the owners of the Hall before the concept of historic preservation was introduced with the last private owner, Mary Crane Hone, in the 1950s.

Luncheon & Business Meeting

Tours & Activities

Highlights include private tours of the Ford Mansion, where George and Martha Washington resided for six months during the winter encampment of 1779-1780, tours of the Washington National Historical Park Archives, and self-guided tours of the galleries. Book signing of Morris County's Acorn Hall will be available after the keynote.

Door Prize: Museum Swag Bag!

Who doesn't love museum swag? All attendees will be entered for a chance to win a basket full of New Jersey museum gifts, keepsakes, and surprises. New members get an extra chance to win — click the link below to join and you'll automatically be entered.

Online registration has closed. Limited walk-in registrations will be available.

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