Current Events

Morris County Heritage Commission Offices Have Partially Re-Opened.

In response to Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 virus social distancing restrictions, and in consultation with the Office of Health Management the Heritage Commission Offices located at the Morris County Library re-opened on June 8th to staff only.

In-person research appointments, vendor visits, or assistance will not be accessible until further notice. Staff will be available by telephone and email to assist constituents.

Our July Commission meeting will be held via conference call.

For information during this challenging time, please visit the county’s coronavirus webpage: https://health.morriscountynj.gov/coronavirus/.

We’re Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary!

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The Morris County Freeholders adopted a resolution in November 1970 to establish the Heritage Commission as an advisory board.

Programs planned for this milestone anniversary during 2020 have been postponed in response to the COVID-19 virus.

Programs rescheduled for 2021 will include a wide variety of topics that celebrate and acknowledge Morris County’s rich history and the activities of the Commission. The topics were selected from featured articles published in the Commission’s newsletter The Heritage Review, previously known as the County Circular, since the first issue in 1977.  Past issues of the newsletters are available online at https://mchc.morriscountynj.gov/publications/#9.

Please check our web and Facebook pages for updates!

Spring 2020 Newsletter

View the Heritage Review archives.

2020 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 2020 Re-Grant application is now available.

Heritage Commission on Facebook!

The Morris County Heritage Commission is now on Facebook at facebook.com/MorrisCountyHeritageCommission. Make sure to like us!

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 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.