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Sarah Churgin. Photo courtesy of the expert.

An Introduction to Victorian Jewelry and How to Identify its Reproductions
Wednesday, April 25 at 2:00PM

Jewelry expert Sarah Churgin touches on the development of the jewelry industry up to and through the industrial revolutions, the development of “findings” (the parts that clasp or hang a piece of jewelry), and offers an overview of historicism, Japanism and major stylistic trends through the period.

You are welcome to bring an intriguing or perplexing piece of your own jewelry for Sarah to evaluate. 

Advance Registration is required as space is limited!  Please call 973.971.3706.

Museum Members: FREE
Non-Members: FREE with Museum admission which must be paid in advance when you register.


Photo Courtesy of the Holocaust Council, Greater MetroWest, NJ.

Survivors Speak
Tuesday, May 8 at 10:00AM
Wednesday, May 16 at 10:00AM

Become a witness as speakers recount their individual experiences during World War II and the Holocaust. Meet these survivors and participate in a Question & Answer period.

This program was originally developed by the Holocaust Council of MetroWest specifically for the Morris Museum’s outreach to schools.  Now, we are opening this special program to our community.

Don’t miss this very moving experience!

Museum Members: $8 (includes Museum Admission)
Non-Members: $8 (add $3 for Museum Admission on-site)

Survivors Speak, May 8, 10:00AM, $8.00
Survivors Speak, May 16, 10:00AM, $8.00

AutomataCon
A Convention for Automata Enthusiasts

AutomataCon logo by founder Brett King.

Morris Museum
May 18 – 20, 2018

Using the renowned Murtogh D. Guinness Collection as backdrop, this will be the second ever convention of this type, attracting automaton makers, collectors and enthusiasts from around the world, with the goal of sharing ideas, building relationships and growing interest in Automata new and old.

This is a convention not to be missed! Visit the event website for program updates and to purchase your tickets.


Styling with Stella!
Thursday, June 14, 2018, 6:30PM – 8:00PM

Stella Grand Disc Music Box at the Morris Museum.

Featuring the Stella Grand Disc Music Box located in our elegant Dodge Room, participants are invited to get their hands dirty (gloves provided!) while learning how objects are catalogued, labeled, and cleaned for use. Following this interactive workshop, enjoy the musical stylings of freshly conserved punched metal discs as performed by the Stella.

Members: $7
Non-Members: $10

Space is limited
Advance registration required:
973.971.3706


Save the Date!
Releasing the Beauty of a Musical Box
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6:30PM – 8:00PM

The Guinness staff will share the secrets of maintaining a Mermod Freres interchangeable Cylinder Musical Box,
followed by its entertaining musical performance.


guinness-demonstration

Guinness collection – demonstration area, Morris Museum.

Daily Live Demonstration:
Guinness Collection of Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata
Every Tuesday – Sunday, 2:00PM

Join us in the galleries for an historical overview and live demonstration of some of the mechanical musical instruments and automata from the Museum’s Murtogh D. Guinness Collection. This custom designed, 4300 sq.ft. permanent exhibit features 150 superb examples of early mechanical musical entertainment from precious small instruments that can fit in the palm of your hand, to the huge 9 foot tall European Dance Hall Orchestrion.

Free with Museum admission.