On Sunday, July 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., as part of Revolutionary Times 2017, Morris County Historical Society will host a wide range of activities including tours of the current exhibits, 1917: World War, Women’s Rights, and Weaponry Sciences and the new, limited-engagement exhibit, Sabers, Swords, Guns, and Glory: Militaria in Morris County; “Hearts of Hope,” hand-painted hearts to be donated to local veterans’ associations, and “Operation Gratitude,” hand-written postcards to be sent to soldiers and veterans throughout the U.S. and overseas.
At 2:30 p.m., there will be a hike to a Revolutionary era Powder Mill archaeological site along the Whippany River. The guided hike tour will follow Patriots’ Path to where the mill once stood, giving an opportunity to learn more about the history of this resource, once used by Washington’s Continental Army. The hike will also offer insight into the progress made towards recovering Acorn Hall’s woodlot, lost during Superstorm Sandy.
Admission for the day’s events is $6 for adults; $5 for seniors; $3 for students, and free, for children under age 12 and MCHS members. To honor Ryan Doltz, a local fallen hero, MCHS will be donating proceeds to the Sgt. Ryan Doltz Memorial Foundation, Inc., which distributes scholarships to local graduating seniors and members of the NJ National Guard and their dependents. For more information, please contact Morris County Historical Society at 973-267-3465.
Morris County Historical Society, founded in 1945, is a member supported 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to preserve and promote the history of Morris County