The Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall Offers Docent Opportunities
MORRISTOWN, NJ – The Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall (MCHS) is currently seeking (volunteer) educators to take an active role in supporting the work of the Society. Founded in 1946, the Society’s mission is dedicated to the discovery, preservation, promotion, and interpretation of Morris County history through events, programs, exhibits, and preservation advocacy. Interested individuals are invited to train as docents to assist staff in giving tours of the Society’s headquarters, Acorn Hall, during visitor hours and events.
Built in 1853, Acorn Hall was remodeled in the Italianate villa-style in 1860, and was once home to the Crane-Hone families. Docents become familiarized with describing the house, its furnishings and decorative arts collections, and special exhibits. They also acquaint visitors with the life and times of its former residents; most notably, Mary Crane Hone, who donated her exceptional Victorian home to the Society in 1971.
Docent assistance is needed during visitor hours, which are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sundays, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. When scheduled for tours, docents may also be requested to assist with research and/or clerical projects. For more information about the MCHS docent program, and to schedule an appointment, please call Amy Curry, MCHS director, at 973-267-3465. The Morris County Historical Society is a member-supported, 501 (c)3 non-profit organization.