350th New Jersey Anniversary Spring Speaker Series in conjunction with the exhibit “Made in New Jersey: A Celebration of Decorative and Fine Arts”

On Sunday, June 8th 2014 Macculloch Hall Historical Museum welcomes Bonnie-Lynn Nadzeika to present “Greetings From the Past:  A History of Morristown Through Postcard Images”.  Ms. Nadzeika’s presentation is based on research conducted for her 2012 book “Morristown,” published by Arcadia Publishing as part of its Postcard History series. For the first part of the program Ms. Nadzeika will conduct a “walking tour” of Morristown utilizing images from the 1890s to the 1960s to illustrate how the town appeared at different points in time. During the second part of the program she will highlight businesses, institutions and homes that made up the landscape of Morristown’s past.  Attendees can expect to see some familiar Morristown haunts as well as some unexpected places that “used to be.” Ms. Nadzeika will have copies of her book available to sign after the program.

The program takes place in the main gallery at 4:30pm. It is the last in a series of programs celebrating the 350th New Jersey Anniversary.  Prior to the program visitors may also visit the second floor gallery exhibit “Made in New Jersey: A Celebration of Decorative and Fine Arts” which stars the Museum’s collection of New Jersey stoneware, silver, and artists such as Thomas Nast, A.B. Frost and Edward Kranich. There are also over twenty historic postcards featured in the exhibit all of which date from around the turn of the twentieth century. The collection focuses on Morristown sites including churches, historic locations and railroad stations and includes some featured in Ms. Nadzeika’s book “Greetings From the Past”.  The exhibit is open during touring hours until October 30th.

Bonnie-Lynn Nadzeika has had a lifelong love of history. She has a bachelor’s degree in history from The College of New Jersey and a master’s degree in Museum Professions from Seton Hall University. She has worked at a number of Morristown’s historic sites including Acorn Hall (where she served for twelve years as Director of the Morris County Historical Society), Fosterfields Living Historical Farm and Historic Speedwell. She also completed a year-long internship at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum. Bonnie currently works as the Grants Coordinator for the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit, and serves on the Morris County Heritage Commission.

Tickets for the program go on sale from 1pm on the day of the program, no advance sales, and remain on sale until the presentation begins at 4:30pm.  House tours (regular admission applies) take place throughout the afternoon, the last tour ticket is sold at 3pm. The upstairs galleries will remain open until 4:30pm, with the “Controversies” main gallery exhibit closing at 3:30 pm in preparation for the program. Tickets to hear speakers are Adults $8; Seniors & Students $6; Children 6 – 12 $4. Members and children under 5 are admitted free. Speaker tickets include admission to docent-led period room tours for visitors who sign up during the afternoon. Visitors can also enjoy the upstairs gallery exhibit “Thomas Nast Brings Down Boss Tweed,” featuring the political cartoons Thomas Nast created attacking Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall, prior to the program. Also on display, “Controversies” presents challenging subject matter on New Jersey history topics and events which had national significance: medical experimentation, immigration, and the right to die. A second series of programs, related to the “Controversies” exhibit takes place on the first Sunday of the month through June. Visit maccullochhall.org for more details.

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 for house and exhibit tours on Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. The last tour ticket is sold at 3pm. Adults $8; Seniors & Students $6; Children 6 – 12 $4. Members and children under 5 are free. The gardens at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum are open Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm and Sundays 1pm – 4pm unless posted otherwise. Please check our website for any holiday closings. Call (973) 538-2404 ext. 10, visit our website www.maccullochhall.org find us on Facebook. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.  Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is a nonprofit educational affiliate of the

W. Parsons Todd Foundation.

 

 

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