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Keeping Warm in the 19th Century

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – During the last half of the 19th century, the northeastern U.S. was pounded by massive blizzards that dropped four to five feet of snow in many parts of the country and temperatures so frigid that the East River froze over more than a dozen times. To cope with these weather extremes, our Victorian ancestors had only a fireplace or their clothing to shield them from the cold. Morris County Historical Society’s new exhibit, “Warmest Winter Fashions, 1860-1900,” highlights nearly two dozen cold weather garments worn by adults and children, including coats, muffs, and capes. Designed to complement the 30 garments already on display, “Warmest Winter Fashions” will be available from Sunday, Jan. 12, through Tuesday, March 3. Before visiting Acorn Hall, check Groupon for discounted tickets with an optional MCHS Family Membership. The membership is a perfect gift or to keep for yourself. Please note, that Acorn Hall is now open for tours, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Tuesday in addition to Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. MCHS is located at Acorn Hall, 68 Morris Avenue, Morristown. Admission, which includes the exhibits, is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students, and is free for children under 12 and MCHS members. For more information, call MCHS at 973-267-3465 or visit the MCHS website: MorrisCountyHistory.org.

When:

  • Sun, Jan 12, 2020 — Tue, Mar 3, 2020
  • 1:00 pm — 4:00 pm

Where:

Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall
68 Morris Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960

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