MCHS Hosts Special Presentation At Library

The Morris County Historical Society presents
“Laced Up in Love: A Tale of Two Weddings,”
at the Morris County Library in Whippany.

Step back in time with Drew University Ph.D. candidate Nicole Rizzuto as she describes the late 19th century marriages of Acorn Hall’s Mary Crane to John Hone IV with Florence Vanderbilt to Hamilton Twombly in a special presentation at the Morris County Library.

On Wed., Sept. 28 at 2:30 p.m., Rizzuto will compare the lifestyles, marriages, and motherhood of these notable Morris County women: the “upper middle class” Crane marriage to the “old money” Hones of New York, and the financial opulence displayed by the “new money” Vanderbilts.

This presentation is inspired by the society’s current exhibit “Fine, Fancy, and Fashionable: 125 Years Dressing the Bride,” which features a fashion timeline represented by 30 historic wedding gowns, bridal attire, and memorabilia. The exhibit is available through Oct. 23.

It is part of the Jeanne Watson Memorial Speakers Program, a continuing lecture series created by the MCHS honoring Jeanne Hamilton Watson, who was its first executive director from 1980-1996.

Seating is limited; reservations and prepayment are required. For reservations, call the MCHS at 973-267-3465 or email, HYPERLINK “” Cost to attend is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students and free for MCHS members. The admission price may be applied toward a membership with the MCHS.

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