Friday, April 28, 2023

Pathways of History Comes to Morris County



The League of Historical Societies of New Jersey —


Pathways of History Comes to Morris County



Celebrate more than 300 years of Morris County history during the “Pathways of History Tour,” Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7, noon to 5 p.m., rain or shine. This free, family-friendly event features more than two dozen Morris County museums and historic sites who have dug deep into their archives to present the best of their collections in various artistic mediums, including fine art, photography, fabric arts, and more. Volunteers will be on hand to provide background information in addition to live historic craft and music demonstrations.

Plan your treasure-filled weekend by checking frequently at for the 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 7, in support of local all-volunteer-run museums.



Sunday, May 7 — Morris County

The Jefferson Museum will be participating in the Morris County Pathways of History Tour during its regular open house on Sunday, May 7, 2023, from 1 to 5 pm. The popular exhibit “Something borrowed, Something blue — Wartime Weddings” will continue in May. On display will be vintage wedding gowns and accessories from the Historical Society collection. There will also be Victorian wedding attire on loan from surrounding museums. On loan from members will be wartime wedding gowns and accessories, military memorabilia, apparel, and weapons. Costumed docents are on hand to point out displays on wedding customs and other informative displays.  

Miss Elizabeth’s Shoppe, in the original kitchen of the Museum, will be open featuring many new items. Miss Elizabeth’s Gardens are all tagged and open for self-tours.

Membership information will be available.



Mount Tabor Pathways of History

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Mount Tabor Historical Society is participating in Morris county’s FREE premier self-guided weekend tours of historic sites and museums on Sunday, May 7, 2023. 

Join us in Mount Tabor’s Trinity Park for “Art in the Park”:

• Sketch, paint, or draw the picturesque gingerbread cottages and scenic center of the historic district.

• Artwork exhibit “Images of Tabor”

Tour the 1873 Richardson History House, a camp meeting cottage museum located in the Mount Tabor Historic District.

Use 26 Simpson Avenue for GPS directions. for more info and other sites on tour on Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7



Morris County's Pathways of History: Lock 2 East - Lock & Tender's House

Sunday, May 7th, 12:00 - 5:00 PM

Visit the Canal Society's at Wharton's Hugh Force Canal Park, site of the only lock and tender's house on the Morris Canal that is being completely renovated! Walk along one of the longest watered sections of canal on the Greenway, where you will arrive at the lock and tender's house. Docents will be on hand to describe the locking process, the history of "Bird's Lock" and the renovation process that has been ongoing for many years. View our display of items that a lock tender may have owned, with an historical interpreter on hand to describe them. Peek into the house which will eventually become a museum.


Hugh Force Canal Park,

270 West Central Ave., Wharton, NJ

Click here for information on Pathways of History