Morris County Historical Society Continues Speakers Series

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 in Whippany. 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.

Seating is limited to attend this special presentation at the library, and reservations and prepayment are required. For reservations, call the MCHS at 973-267-3465 or email, The cost to attend the event is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $3 for students. It is Free for MCHS members.
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 also part of the Jeanne Watson Memorial Speakers Program, a continuing lecture series created by the Morris County Historical Society honoring Jeanne Hamilton Watson, who was the first Executive Director of the MCHS from 1980-1996.

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