Special Programs & Events


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Ralston Cider MillGUIDED TOURS RALSTON CIDER MILL
September and October, 2016
Ralston Cider Mill, Mendham, NJ

In conjunction with the Morris Museum exhibition, Jersey Spirits: Prohibition from Flappers to Bootleggers, visit the Ralston Cider Mill in Mendham, New Jersey. A visit includes a guided tour outlining the history of the mill from a grist mill to a cider mill and applejack distillery and the historic importance of apples to America, especially in New Jersey.

For information, visit www.ralstoncidermill.org.


Boardwalk EmpireBOARDWALK EMPIRE:
THE BIRTH, HIGH TIMES, AND CORRUPTION OF ATLANTIC CITY WITH AUTHOR NELSON JOHNSON
Saturday, October 1, 2:00PM

Author Nelson Johnson discusses his book, Boardwalk Empire. Providing the inspiration and source material for the HBO series, this riveting and wide-reaching history explores the sordid past of Atlantic City from the city’s heyday as a Prohibition-era mecca of lawlessness to its rebirth as a legitimate casino resort in the modern era.

Program: $15
Program, plus copy of Boardwalk Empire: $25
For tickets, call 973.971.3706
Light refreshments will be served.


Flapper DressesFLAPPER DRESSES, DANCES & DATING
Wednesday, October 5, 6:30PM

This program explores how Flappers epitomized the wild, carefree spirit of the 1920s that was reflected in their dress, dances, and dating.

Tickets: $10

For tickets, call 973.971.3706
Advance registration required.

Image: Evening Dress,  c. 1920, black silk with surface decorations of clear and white beads, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Decker;  (center) Beaded Flapper Evening Dress, 1926-27, velvet decorated with rhinestones, sequins, and beads, Gift of Mrs. Ralph Grossman; (on right) Evening Dress, c. 1920s, chiffon, beads, Gift of Cathy Simms.


jersey-spiritsCURATOR’S TOUR OF JERSEY SPIRITS
Saturday, October 8, 10:00AM

Tickets: $10
For tickets, call 973.971.3706
Advance registration required.

Image: George Gonzales’ restaurant & bar, River St. near Newark St. during prohibition, 1929, Hoboken Public Library.


WATCH OUT
A Juried High School Film Festival
Thursday, 
October 20, 6:00PM

The Morris Museum is proud to celebrate the creative achievements of New Jersey artists and performers in different ways each year. From showcasing artists in exhibitions, to theatrical or musical performances, the Garden State is ripe with talent! The 2nd annual WATCH OUT, organized in collaboration with the Film Production Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University, is especially for young filmmakers who are high school students. This film festival will celebrate the creative efforts of high school educators and students in the medium of film. Teachers are invited to submit short films to this juried program with the opportunity to be featured in a Film Festival at the Morris Museum. This is a wonderful opportunity for young filmmakers to have their work shown in a public forum on the big screen in our 300-seat theater.

Registration Form


Jeff Bittner by Jeffrey MoustacheA NIGHT OF BOURBON AND BEARDS
Thursday, November 3, 6:30 PM

Enjoy great food, sample a variety of micro brews, savor a selection of bourbons, and enter our Beards contest,

Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 at the door

Image: Jeff Bittner by Jeffrey Moustache.


NJ DinersTHE HISTORY OF NEW JERSEY DINERS
GALLERY TOUR AND TALK WITH MICHAEL GABRIELE
Saturday, November 5, 11:00AM

Join author and historian, Michael Gabriele, for an exclusive tour of the Morris Museum’s current exhibition, Icons of American Culture: The History of New Jersey Diners. This exhibition highlights Gabriele’s book The History of Diners
in New Jersey. Throughout the tour, Gabriele will share his expertise on what has made diners such a vibrant part of New Jersey culture, history, commerce, and mythology.

Tickets: Free for Members/ $10 Non-Members
For tickets, call 973.971.3706
Advance registration required.


storyboard-showing-tableau-of-village-life-fish-and-animalsTHE PEOPLE OF NORTHERN PAPUA NEW GUINEA:
FROM THE RESEARCH AND COLLECTION OF DR. GEORGE E.B. MORREN
Sunday, November 13, 2:00–4:00PM

2:30PM Everything is Data:  The Ethnographic Legacy of George E.B. Morren
Special guest speaker Dr. Paige West, Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology at Barnard College and Columbia University, will present this lecture.

FREE with Museum admission
To register, call 973.971.3706 

Image: Image: Storyboard showing tableau of village life, fish and animals, c.1970.  On loan from the collection of Dr. George E.B. Morren.


THE CHANGING WORLD OF THE ENGANS
Saturday, November 19, 2:00PM

Join Dr. Edwin Struve, a physician who worked at a bush hospital in the war-torn Enga Province of Papua New Guinea during the 1980s. Drawing from his background as a Native American of Mohegan and Lenape ancestry, Dr. Struve offers insight into traditional Enga culture as it came into contact with the West. View artifacts from his personal collection that illustrate how this culture was rapidly influenced by the Western world.

FREE with Museum admission.
To register, call 973.971.3706


knabe-ampico-reproducing-grand-close-up-aAN AFTERNOON WITH FREDERIC CHOPIN
PERFORMED BY THE AMPICO REPRODUCING PIANO
Sunday, December 4, 3:00-5:00PM

Performed by the Ampico Reproducing Piano, experience the works of Chopin, one of the leading composers of the Romantic Era. You will be enthralled with musical selections that include ballades, waltzes and nocturnes, preludes and etudes. Attendees will hear rare past performances by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Leopold Godowsky and Mischa Levitzki. Light refreshments will be served during Intermission.

Tickets: $15. Includes light refreshments.
For tickets, call 973.971.3706
Advance registration required.


HISTORICAL JERSEY JOURNEYS: BALLANTINE HOUSE AND NEWARK MUSEUM
Sunday, December 4, 10:00AM
Atlantic Highlands Historical Society

In conjunction with the Morris Museum exhibition, Jersey Spirits: Prohibition from Flappers to Bootleggers,  join the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society for a private guided tour of the 1885 Ballantine House, a National Historic Landmark. Includes brunch.

For information, visit www.ahhistory.org.