Special Events

Join us for special celebrations that raise vital funds for the Museum’s exhibitions, performances, and programs. From the Gala to the Golf Outing, these festive events are not to be missed. 

Upcoming Events

image: Benedict Cumberbatch (left), Jonny Lee Miller (right). Photograph by Claire Nicholson. Courtesy of: National Theatre Live.

Benedict Cumberbatch (left), Jonny Lee Miller (right).
Photograph by Claire Nicholson. Courtesy of: National Theatre Live.

Halloween at the Museum 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Enjoy this trick-AND-treat of an evening, featuring our new partnership with London’s National Theatre Live, and our very own ghost tour of the Morris Museum’s attic. Formerly the servants’ quarters of the Frelinghuysen Mansion, this space has seen some ghoulish activity in its 105 years, so start your evening with a visit to this supernatural space, then spend some time visiting our galleries, followed by a performance of Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.

6:00PM Reception featuring Halloween-themed fare, and a tour of the Museum’s haunted attic
8:00PM National Theatre Live production of Frankenstein (Run time of 140 minutes)

Reception*, tour, and film: $40 (Members: $35)
Film only: $25 (Members: $20)

*Includes one drink (wine or beer) and one “survival shot” to be consumed upon the completion of the tour. Cash bar also available.

Advance registration is required by October 20.

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Reception, Tour and Film
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Recent Events

Morris Museum Gala

The Morris Museum Gala, Boisterous, Beautiful, Brass was held on Saturday, October 6, 2018.

I wasn’t able to attend this year’s Gala but would like to make a fully tax-deductible donation:


30th Annual Golf Outing

We were thrilled to celebrate our 30th Annual Golf Outing on Monday, May 21, at Morris County Golf Club. Thank you for making it so special!

For more information about our special events, please email [email protected]morrismuseum.org

See this short video about this great day.  Video by Generic Brand Human.

Mallory Mortillaro and the bust of Napoleon Bonaparte. Photo by Karen Mancinelli.

A Rodin in Madison – The Discovery of a Masterpiece

This special presentation about the discovery of a large marble bust of Napoleon Bonaparte by Auguste Rodin in the council chambers of Madison, NJ was held on December 10 at the Morris Museum.

Mallory Mortillaro serves as the Curator of Collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation in Madison, NJ.  While she was cataloging the artwork housed inside of the Harley Dodge Memorial she uncovered this masterpiece that has been lost to the art world since the 1930’s.  After a year of research the piece was authenticated as an official work by Auguste Rodin.

Nicolas W. Platt, President of the Hartley Dodge Foundation, offered introductory remarks about this remarkable story.

See a video of the presentation at the Morris Museum.