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.”
Morris County Commemorates Centennial of the World War I Armistice — Nov. 10
On Saturday, Nov. 10, a special history program to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the World War I Armistice, entitled “The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month,” will be held at the Morris County Library in Hanover Township.
Sponsored by the Morris County Heritage Commission, the program will include unique exhibits and presentations throughout the day to remember and honor the men and women who served in the First World War.
The program will run from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Presentations on a variety of subjects relating to the Great War and the Armistice will include:
- The Versailles Treaty, by Mendham High School history teacher Steve Santucci;
- The Role of Women in the War, by living history educator Vivian Davis;
- Marching Home: Challenges Faced by Veterans of the Great War, by re-enactor John Torkos;
- The Founding of the American Legion, by American Legion Morris County Commander Amery Vasso.
At 10:45 a.m., the Air Force Association will present a lithograph by renowned aviation artist and Morris County resident Keith Ferris to the Morris County Heritage Commission. The lithograph, entitled “Old Number One,’’ depicts Captain Eddie Rickenbacker flying his bi-plane. It will be on permanent display at the Morris County Library.
On view at the county library during November will be three special exhibits:
- World War I posters will be on display in the gallery;
- Women’s service uniforms and artifacts from the personal collections of reenactors John Torkos and Ron Northrup will be on view in the lobby;
- The ambulance driver uniform worn by Morris County native Harriet Dixon during her service in France will be on view on the second floor (thank you to the Historical Society of Boonton Township).
The exhibits are co-hosted by the Morris County Library and the Morris County Heritage Commission.