Sunday, September 25, 2016

Laced Up in Love: A Tale of Two Weddings at the Morris County Library - September 28, 2016

Laced Up in Love: A Tale of Two Weddings at the Morris County Library
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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, 30 East Hanover Avenue in Whippany. On Wednesday, September 28 at 2:30 pm, Ms. 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 October 23, 2016. 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.

Seating is limited to attend this special presentation and reservations and prepayment are required. For reservations, please 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 and MCHS members. The admission price may be applied toward a membership with the MCHS.

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

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