Wednesday, April 27, 2022

April 30-May 1—Pathways of History and Weekend in Old Monmouth


Saturday-Sunday, April 30-May 1 -- Morris County

Pathways of History

More than four centuries of Morris County history and culture will be on display during the family-friendly Pathways of History tour Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1, noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Volunteers will be on hand to provide the history and significance of the nearly two dozen participating sites. Check back frequently for more information at


The Pathways of History Tour

Travel back in time to an 18th-century Quaker Meeting House, an early 19th-century farming community or a mid-19th-century Methodist Camp Meeting, all within Morris County, during this year’s “Pathways of History Tour.” This free, two-day event on Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1, will feature 27 museums and sites representing the themes of New Jersey and the histories of immigration/migration; Native Americans of New Jersey, past and present; and historic preservation.

Visit for the hours and day each site is available plus a tour guide, including site listings and their planned activities in printable and mobile formats. Morris County Historical Society’s Acorn Hall will be closed on Sunday, May 1, in support of local all-volunteer-run museums.

From Long Valley to Ledgewood, Chester to Chatham, the weekend-long family friendly event offers something for everyone.       

Saturday-Sunday, April 30 and May 1 -- Pathways in Morris County

The Jefferson Township Museum, also known as the George Chamberlain House, will participate in the Pathways of History Tour in Morris County. This two-day family-friendly, admission-free event features self-guided tours of 27 landmark sites. The Jefferson Township Museum will be open on both days of the Pathways tour on Saturday, April 30, from Noon to 4:00 PM and on Sunday, May 1, from Noon to 4:00 PM. Jefferson’s exhibit will feature “The Grand Tour Victorian Travel Writers and Faraway Places.” Tours will be conducted by docents and guides dressed Victorian-era attire and will discuss Victorian authors and their tales of distant places, travel writers, foreign correspondents and travelers, their tools and the trade and letters home. On-site parking is available at the Jefferson Fire Department #1 on Milton Road on Saturday. Parking on Sunday will be available across the street at the Milton United Methodist Church from 1 to 4.  

The Jefferson Museum is located at 315 Dover-Milton Road, Jefferson, NJ. Miss Elizabeth’s Shoppe, located in the original kitchen of the museum, will be open to visitors.

For further information, refer to the Pathways website

Also, refer to the Jefferson Township’s Historical Society website at or email Christine Williams, Jefferson Township Historical Society President at, or our Museum Curator

Follow us on Facebook: Jefferson Twsp Historical Society for latest updates.


Saturday-Sunday, April 30-May 1 -- Morris County

Boonton Historical Society is joining the twelfth year of the Pathways of History Tour. Over twenty historic venues in Morris County will welcome you on April 30th and May 1st. We hope you will join us on Sunday, May 1, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, in Boonton when the Historical Society will open two venues for the tour:

The Boonton Museum, 210 Main Street, Boonton

Sunday, May 1 -- Morris County


May 1, 10:00 to 4:00 PM

The Red Brick Schoolhouse Museum will again be part of Morris County’s premier free self-guided tour of museums and historic sites. Visit the museum to see our special displays about the Lenape People and our historic preservation work on the Red Brick Schoolhouse and the Averett Corn Crib. Learn how immigrants helped create Chatham Township and have continued to contribute to the township’s character throughout its history.


Sunday, May 1 -- Morris County



The Tunis-Ellicks House, 16 Village Road, New Vernon, New Jersey

Open Sunday, May 1, 10AM-4PM

The Pathways of History Tour 2022 showcases 27 historic homes and museums highlighting almost 300 years of Morris County history. Knowledgeable docents will greet you at each stop on the tour. With free admission at all locations, the Pathways of History Tour is an excellent idea for a family outing on this Spring weekend. The venues are open on different days. Please visit for maps and details on times and dates.

The Tunis-Ellicks House was built was built in 1795. It is an example of an early East Jersey Cottage which includes a 19th century parlor garden containing varieties of herbs and perennials. An exhibit of Native American Artifacts found locally will be on exhibit in the house. Also open for the tour will be the Tramp House built in 1876 which provided temporary refuge for homeless wanderers post-Civil War.

In addition to the events listed above, from Noon to 4PM there will be family friendly activitiesGeneral George Washington (portrayed by Sam Davis) will pay a visit to the house and greeting visitors. Join him for a reading of George Washington and the General’s Dog at 1PM, 2PM & 3PM. Enjoy a Colonial wool spinning demonstration. Join a butter churning demonstration and churn your own butter.

The Tunis-Ellicks House is on the State and National Register of Historic Places as part of the New Vernon Historic District.


Sunday, May 1 -- Morris County

May is Historic Preservation Month. The Ayres/Knuth Farm Foundation is participating in Pathways of History Morris County Annual Historic Tours Weekend.

Sunday, May 1, from 10 am to 4pm. 

Admission is free to all 23 nonprofit, historic sites on the tour. The Foundation is sponsoring the New Jersey Region Antique Club of America Spring Meet and Show at Lakeview School on Cooper Road across from the Farm 9 am to 3 pm. A small admission is normally charged for visitors and a NJAACA registration charge for show cars.

Self-guided tours of the Ayres/Knuth Farm historic farm complex and the tenant house, which has not been open for several years, are being offered. The exterior of the tenant house has recently been restored. In addition, the Ford Model A Club will have about a dozen cars on display by the farmhouse. The Denville Fire Department’s antique fire engine, Ole Betsey, will be at the barns along with tractors and farm equipment

Parking will be available at the New Hope Church next to Lakeview School, lower/wider Cooper Road, Birch Run Avenue and nearby streets, and at the historic farmstead. Union Hill Farms will be open for business. The soccer field parking lot may have Show Cars. No parking at Lakeview School during the Car Meet.

More information is on Facebook pages Pathways of History of Morris County and Ayres/Knuth Farm Foundation as well as and