Morris County's Acorn Hall

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Acorn Hall has always been a home. In 1852, Dr. John Schermerhorn conceived the sprawling estate and mansion, and he spent four years decorating it in a lavish Rococo style. Banker Augustus Crane later bought the estate and mansion, had it redesigned and rechristened it Acorn Hall, and it remained in his family through two world wars and numerous financial crises. Mary Crane Hone donated the landmark to the Morris County Historical Society in 1971. After its devoted members lovingly restored the hall, it became a focal point for the community and a beautiful setting for the society's collections. Today, it is imbued with a sense of purpose, tradition and reverence for the past. Local historian Jude Pfister tells the remarkable story of Morris County, New Jersey's Acorn Hall.
ISBN: 9781626196315
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New Jersey
Series: Landmarks
Images: 56
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Dr. Jude Pfister currently works at Morristown National Historical Park and has been with the National Park Service in the field of historic preservation and cultural resource conservation since 1993. He oversees the museum as well as the archival and library programs. He is the author of The First Decade of the United States Supreme Court; The Jacob Ford Jr. Mansion; The Fords of New Jersey; and America Writes Its History: The Formation of a National Narrative.
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