Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Victorian Cameos Lecture at Acorn Hall - October 26, 2014

The Morris County Historical Society Presents:
Victorian Cameos Lecture

Victorian cameos have a timeless quality that distinguishes them from other jewelry. The Morris County Historical Society offers insight into Victorian cameos and their allure during a special lecture on Sunday, October 26 starting at 1:30 pm at Acorn Hall. During the lecture, guest speaker Nancy Cooper, a MCHS volunteer and former Board member, shares her extensive knowledge of Victorian cameos, and will display examples of cameos from her personal collection. Tours of Acorn Hall will be available after the lecture.

Wearing cameos as an accessory was popularized by Queen Victoria. Then as now, cameos are appreciated for their beauty, and admired for their art and craftsmanship. Cameo art originally came from an ancient tradition of carving a relief image of contrasting color into semi-precious stones. A selection of hand-crafted cameo pieces are available for purchase after the lecture, in the Society’s Oak Leaf Gallery Gift Shop.

The cost to attend the lecture and for a tour of Acorn Hall, is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $3 for students. Children under age 12, and MCHS members are Free. The admission price may be applied toward membership with the MCHS. For more information about this special event, please call the Morris County Historical Society at 973-267-3465.

The Morris County Historical Society, founded in 1946, is a member-supported, 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Its headquarters, Acorn Hall, is an Italianate Villa mansion open to the public on Wednesdays and Thursdays (11:00 am - 4:00 pm) and Sundays (1:00 - 4:00 pm). Acorn Hall is located at 68 Morris Avenue, Morristown, NJ. For more information, call 973-267-3465 or visit www.acornhall.org.

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