Guided Holiday Tours at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

Nast ChristmasMacculloch Hall Historical Museum, invites you to step back in time and join us this holiday season.

The Museum is  open for guided holiday tours and visits to exhibits on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday afternoons, 1pm – 4pm, until December 22nd.  The Museum will reopen for holiday tours of the tree, exhibit and other decorations on January 2nd through January 30th.

The Museum’s period rooms will be decorated for the holidays in
traditional style by the Garden Club of Morristown with fresh holly and
boxwood, greenery and other live decorations including a historically-inspired Christmas tree throughout December.  Enjoy docent-led tours through the period rooms to learn the history of the Macculloch family and W. Parsons Todd, the philanthropist who transformed this family home into a museum with a superb collection of fine English and American decorative arts.  In the drawing room visitors will find a
special Christmas tree decorated with historically inspired ornaments.  2013 marks the 23rd year Morristown’s Assumption School fourth grade students have handcrafted period-style ornaments
for the Drawing Room Christmas tree.

During tours of the gorgeous historic home visitors will view seasonal decorations as well as the Museum’s collection of holiday-themed original artwork by caricaturist Thomas Nast.  Nast, a well-known
political cartoonist who popularized the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant, also contributed to America’s contemporary image of Santa Claus.  Visitors will find more than thirty of Thomas
Nast’s original Santa and Christmas images throughout the Museum’s galleries and period rooms.  Macculloch Hall
Historical Museum has the largest collection of Nast originals in the nation.

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