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3rd Annual Local History Symposium on April 28

Newly acquired letters, documents, and drawings reveal an untold story of the daily operations of the Morris Canal, a thoroughfare that was considered a technological marvel in the 1800s for its innovative use of water-driven inclined planes.

Learn about the historic Morris Canal at the 3rd Annual Local History Symposium on April 28, hosted by the Morris County Heritage Commission and the Canal Society of New Jersey. Join us at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum between 9am-3pm.

Admission is $20 per person and attendance is limited to 100 participants.

To register, mail a check payable to Canal Society of New Jersey to P.O. Box 737, Morristown, NJ 07963. For more information, call Joe Macasek at 973-292-2755 or email [email protected].

2018 Re-Grant Application Available

The Heritage Commission applies each year for grants from the New Jersey Historical Commission to fund historical activities in Morris County. The 2018 Re-Grant application is now available.

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The Heritage Commission Has Moved

Phase four of the move is nearly complete! Communications with our administrative staff may be briefly interrupted while we continue to settle into our new offices. The archival collection is now on site and is being reshelved and inventoried.   We will be begin cleaning and evaluating the condition of the collection over the spring and summer months.

Appointments can be made by contacting the Commission offices at 973.829.8114 Tuesdays – Thursdays. We apologize for any inconvenience during this transition.

This notice will be withdrawn upon our return to normal operations.

Thank you for your patience.