We’re Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary!
The Morris County Heritage Commission is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a calendar of special programming to highlight many aspects of Morris County’s history.
Anniversary programs for 2020 will include a wide variety of topics that celebrate and acknowledge Morris County’s rich history. 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.
Currently scheduled 50th anniversary programs and events include:
|The Founding of MCHC – Am. Rev/Bicentennial||MCHC Staff
Jude Pfister, Morristown NHP
|February 25, 3 – 6 pm||Morris County Library|
|Picatinny Arsenal History and Archaeology||Jason Huggan and Jeff Ranu, Picatinny/ARDEC||April 30, 5 – 8 pm||Morris County Library|
|Civil War in New Jersey||Dr. David Martin, NJ Civil War Association||May 13, 5 – 8 pm||Morris County Library|
|Historic Preservation||Janet Foster, Architectural Historian||June 4, 5 – 8 pm||Morris County Library|
|How To Make Sure You Are Researching The Correct Family||Susan Simon, Morris Area Genealogy Society||July 16, 3 – 6 pm||Morris County Library|
|Technology Firsts in Morris County||Paul Israel, Director Edison Papers, Rutgers||Sept. 26, 12 – 4 pm||Morris County Library|
Also, a presentation on women’s suffrage is under development for later this year.
In addition to anniversary programming, the Commission will co-sponsor the 2020 Local History Symposium with the Canal Society of New Jersey at the Morris County Cultural Center in Mendham Township on April 25, present a Grant Writing Basics workshop on Aug. 19 at the Morris County Library in Hanover Township, and participate in the annual Morristown Fall Festival in September.
The Heritage Commission presents programs, workshops, and roundtables on a variety of history-and museum-related subjects throughout the year.
Recent topics have included “Historic Markers, Plaques, and Interpretive Signs,” “Grant Writing 101,” and “Collections Care for the Non-Conservator.”