The Morris Museum Brings Space Camp to Newark Students

As the holidays draw near, we cannot help but think about those that are less fortunate than us.  Here at the Morris Museum, giving back to our communities is one of our most important goals.  We are, after all, powered in part by the generosity of donors, big and small.  One of our favorite initiatives…

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Museum Loan Friday: The Birds of Winter

Happy #MorrisMuseumLoanFriday! With all the snow we have been receiving, have you noticed any different birds in your backyard lately? The Museum Loan Department has a wonderful collection of Winter Birds that we would love to share with you and your class. Winter birds are a unique kind of bird.  While many birds in North…

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A Beard for the Ages

We have a champion in our midst! Jeff Langum of Voorhees, NJ was crowned winner of the “full natural” category at the World Beard and Moustache Championship in Germany last month. His mighty beard measured in at 17 inches from chin to tip. His advice for budding beard-champions: “let it grow! You never know what you…

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Morris Museum Loan Friday: Hawaii

Aloha museum goers! It’s #MorrisMuseumLoanFriday here again at the Morris Museum and the Museum Loan Department has decided to show off one of its boxes that contains both beauty and history, Hawaii. Since this Saturday is the Anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor, what better way of remembering that date then by learning about the…

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Morris Museum Loan Friday: History of the Mayflower

It’s #MorrisMuseumLoanFriday here at the Morris Museum and the Museum Loan Program! We wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!  Have you ever wanted to explore the decks of the Mayflower? Well here is your chance!  The Museum Loan Program presents the model of the Mayflower and her history! The Ship: the Mayflower was…

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The Indians of the Great Plains

Happy Friday, everyone! It’s #MorrisMuseumLoanFriday here and to kick off the weekend, we are exploring one of the many boxes on Native Americans provided by the Morris Museum Loan. Teepee, or tipi, is the Sioux name for the tent that was used as a home by the Indians of the Great Plains. It was used by…

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Honoring our Veterans

It’s #MorrisMusuemLoanFriday here at the Morris Museum and to introduce the services of the Museum Loan Department to you, we kick off our blog with a memorial to Veteran’s Day that recently passed this Monday.   The Museum Loan is a great tool for teachers , librarians, and  home school parents to give students a hands-on learning experience.   We…

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An Operatic Discovery in the Guinness Collection

While visiting the Morris Museum’s Guinness Collection of Mechanical Musical Instruments with his children in 2011, Anthony Sheppard, musicologist at Williams College, made an unexpected discovery. What he found was a Swiss cylinder music box with a reed organ from 1877 that, despite its age, played a familiar tune. Sheppard recognized the music box’s songs…

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The Sherlock Diaries

The famous Sherlock Holmes is at it again and this time the Morris Museum brings the action to you! The Bickford Theatre is proud to present, the World Premiere of “Sherlock Holmes- Knight’s Gambit” by Paul Falzone. On this adventure, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson discover that the evil Moriarty has dispatched what appear to…

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“The Last Romance” Teaches Us About the Power of Love

The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum’s Featured Production of The Last Romance opened for the first time on Thursday, September 26th.  Written by Joe Dipietro, this heart-warming comedy teaches us that a crush can make anyone feel young again. With a talented cast, The Last Romance comes together to show the transformative power of love. Northern…

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