Tea and Talk: Carillon with Dr. Cleveland Johnson (Museum Member Exclusive)

Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 2:00PM

Join us for an up-close exploration of the carillon (a musical instrument typically housed in the bell tower of a church or municipal building) at St. Peter’s Church in Morristown.

Over a fifteen-year period at the turn of the nineteenth century, the renowned New York architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White was actively designing important structures in Morris County, among them the neo-Georgian “Twin Oaks” mansion of P. H. B. Frelinghuysen (the core of today’s Morris Museum) and the neo-Norman/Gothic St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Morristown’s South Street.

Forging a connection between these latter two structures, the Museum’s Executive Director Dr. Cleveland Johnson will offer a live webinar tour of the St. Peter’s bell tower. Follow him up the 119 winding steps to get a close-up look at the belfry, where the 49 bells of the carillon hang, and a rare view of downtown Morristown from the comfort of your home! (When installed in 1924, the Morristown carillon was the largest in the nation.) Then, enjoy a demonstration on the carillon keyboard and listen to a few tunes played by Dr. Johnson himself.

This free lecture is an exclusive event for Morris Museum Members.  Become a Member.

To RSVP or for more information email [email protected].


Image Credit: St. Peter's Episcopalian Church in Morristown District; Designed by McKim, Mead, & White, built between 1887-1911.


Jun 03 2020


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm