People Visit Canfield-Morgan House and Museum During Holiday Season

By: Lindsey Kelleher

More than 150 people toured the Canfield-Morgan House and Museum during Essex County’s Historic Holiday House Tour, an annual tradition designed to showcase notable homes throughout the county that were built in the 1700 and 1800s.

People who toured the Canfield-Morgan House and Museum got to learn about the home’s history as a farmhouse and the Canfield and Morgan families who lived there.

During the holidays, the museum and house are decorated with bright green wreaths made of real branches and topped with red bows to give the building a festive look. Poinsettias and a Christmas tree decorated the inside of the home during the historic house tour, which took place on Dec. 4 and 5, 2021.

When the home is not being toured, the Cedar Grove Historical Society upkeeps the property to maintain its historic look. The home is filled with fine China, furniture, and artwork from the 1800s. Throughout the year, people may book private tours of the house by appointment only. 

To book a tour, email Cedar Grove Historical Society President Jean Jaeger at jeanjaeger@optononline.net.

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