Morris County and Morristown NJ offers much in the way of historic getaways, cultural heritage, parks and recreation, wedding and banquet facilities, meeting spaces, cultural venues and events.
The Morris Museum, the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Revolutionary War sites and Morristown National Historical Park are just a few of the world class attractions that we have to offer travelers to New Jersey. Ideally located 25 miles west of New York City, Morris County makes a perfect location for a diverse vacation with your family.
This summer Macculloch Hall Historical Museum presents Sunday afternoon programs in the beautiful historic gardens of the Museum. Starting on July 29, 2012 at 4pm local band Hub Hollow returns to the garden after a tremendously popular and well received program last year. Drawing on bluegrass, rock, & old time music, Hub Hollow has been described as a new kind of old time music. Refreshments will be for sale during the program.
On August 5, 2012 we welcome the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey’s Next Stage Ensemble to the garden who will present The Winter’s Tale at 4pm. The first of Shakespeare's great mystical and mythical romances, The Winter's Tale transports audiences through a fanciful and sometimes dark 16-year journey.
Join us on August 12, 2012 at 4pm for a fun, family-friendly summer’s afternoon performance by singer-songwriter & guitarist Gary Reed. Mr. Reed has reemerged as an accomplished and contemporary voice — with lyrics that resonate from that earlier time. An outstanding guitar player and performer, he is a premier fingerstyle guitar player and guitar champion winner who writes and plays unique solo guitar arrangements ranging from Joplin to the Beatles, New Age to Yazoo and “Finger Popping” original tunes. Refreshments will be for sale.
From 1pm – 4pm on August 19, 2012 the Museum is delighted to present Japanese Drums and Ikebana Art. The garden’s magnificent wisteria inspire this program bringing together the Japanese style drumming known as Taiko, performed by Kenny Chin and the beautiful Japanese art form of Ichiyo Ikebana, with Anna Nakada, for an engaging afternoon of music and living art in spectacular surroundings.
We close the month at 4pm on August 26, 2012 with The Libby Prison Minstrels who bring the songs of the Civil War to life in an entertaining and historically accurate way using guitar, mandolin, banjo, percussion, bass and three part vocal harmonies. The music is kept to the original styles with careful attention to a connection to the history and sounds of the period. After a fantastic performance to open the Civil War exhibit at the Museum last fall, we welcome the Minstrels back to entertain an even bigger audience in the garden. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
On September 16, 2012 Macculloch Hall Historical Museum hosts its 15th annual Poets in the Garden event. James Richardson, winner of the 2011 Jackson Poetry Prize and a 2010 National Book Award Finalist will present his work in the museum’s historic gardens. The event promises to be a wonderful opportunity to hear this established writer share his poems in a unique setting.
During touring hours this summer visitors visit the exhibit Other Side of War: The Civil War on the Home Front which is featured in the museum’s upstairs gallery. Learn about the fascinating connections between Macculloch grandson Lindley Miller, Robert Gould Shaw (made famous in the 1989 film “Glory”), and Shaw’s brother-in-law, Charles Russell Lowell. The exhibit features letters to loved ones back home, Lincoln memorabilia from the Museum's collection and a document signed by Lincoln as President and the Secretary of War.
On garden programs dates the Museum is open for gallery and house tours from 1pm – 4pm, last ticket sold at 3pm. In the case of inclement weather the performances will move indoors (with the exception of Hub Hollow, the Museum’s message (973) 538 2404 ext. 10 will indicate if that July 29th performance is cancelled). Please bring blankets or chairs for the garden programs. We are pleased to offer accessible restroom facilities during garden events this summer. Please no dogs during programs. On Wednesdays at 12 noon during August and September join the Morristown Library for Lunch with the Librarian. Please visit the museum website for more information.
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum preserves the history of the Macculloch-Miller families, the Morris area community, and the legacy of its founder W. Parsons Todd through its historic site, collections, exhibits, and educational and cultural programs. The Museum is open to tour the house and view exhibits on Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Adults $8; Seniors & Students $6; Children 6 – 12 $4. Members and children under 5 are free. The last tickets for admission are sold at 3 p.m. Please note the Museum is closed Sunday September 2nd for the Labor Day holiday. Call the Museum at (973) 538-2404 ext. 10, visit our website www.maccullochhall.org or find us on Facebook. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is a nonprofit educational affiliate of the W. Parsons Todd Foundation.