Posts with the label Morristown
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March 27, 2018

March For Our Lives in Morristown!

Morristown, New Jersey town hall

On Saturday, March 24th one of the #MarchForOurLives rallies took place in Morristown, New Jersey. 

Protesters came with clever signs and a real sense of accomplishment amongst the surprisingly large crowd. About 13,000 marchers showed upMorristown was one of about 800 sibling marches to the main one in Washington, DC.

It was a cold day but with blue skies and bright sunshine. Drones flew overhead, speeches were made, and determination for real change pervaded the crowd. 

First, we gathered in front of town hall. 

March For Our Lives in Morristown!

March 27, 2018

July 20, 2014

Girls Just Want to Have Fun


Back in the 1980s, there was a fresh new face on the music scene! Cyndi Lauper debuted her solo career with this instant classic!

It was so fun, fresh, and now that the day after I first saw that video I danced down to the record store in the mall and bought the album! Yes, a vinyl record!

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

July 20, 2014

July 23, 2013

Historic Speedwell in Morristown

Speedwell Village


Historic Speedwell is a beautiful 7.5 acre park which includes the former Speedwell Ironworks and Speedwell Village, in historic Morristown, NJ.  

This is the place where the first electric telegraph was demonstrated. Before the Internet, before television, before radio, and even before the telephone – the telegraph eventually allowed a way to almost instantly transmit messages across the country and even overseas. This is one of the most critical inventions – ever! Stephen Vail was the proprietor of the Speedwell Ironworks. Stephen Vail’s son, Alfred, helped Samuel Morse perfect the telegraph.The village included The Granary, Moses Estey House, Ford Cottage, and the Wheel House.  Here is a wonderful article about this place from Jersey Through History:

Jersey Through History: Historic Speedwell & Speedwell Ironworks

Also read this:

A Forgotten History: Alfred Vail and Samuel Morse

Speedwell Village
Speedwell Village
The Vails
Speedwell Ironworks
Telegraphs
Telegraphs
Speedwell Village

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Historic Speedwell in Morristown

July 23, 2013

October 23, 2011

Fosterfields, A Living Historical Farm, Part II

Corn cribs at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morristown, New Jersey is a beautiful place to visit. 
 
Yesterday I explained the history of Fosterfields. Here are a few more photos.
 
In first photo above are corn cribs, used for storing and drying field corn, which is eventually fed to the animals.

The next two photos are cornfields.

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey

The first photo below shows the ensilage pits
 
Ensilage is livestock feed made by chopping green corn stalks and storing them in an almost airtight environment.

Ensilage Pits
The farm superintendent's home, the 1920's farmhouse:

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey

Walking the cows home:

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey

To read my first post on Fosterfields, click here.


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Fosterfields, A Living Historical Farm, Part II

October 23, 2011

October 22, 2011

Fosterfields -- A Living Historical Farm, Part 1

Cat and Horse at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

Fosterfields is a living historical farm located in beautiful and historic Morristown, New Jersey. 

 

In the first photo of this post, B.J., the very friendly farm cat, is front and center, and Calvin the horse is poking his head through the door. 

 

His companion, an almost identical horse with a missing left eye, Hobbes, is inside the stall (yes, they were named Calvin and Hobbes after the comic strip -- my favorite!) 

 
General Joseph Warren Revere, who was the grandson of Revolutionary War hero Paul Revere, bought the property in the 1800s (which had been a working farm since the 1760s) and built the Gothic Revival main house, The Willows. 

Around 1881 Charles Foster bought the property and renamed it Fosterfields after himself. 

His daughter, who was around four years old at the time, lived in the house her entire life. Apparently country life agreed with her, because she lived to be 102! She was quite an interesting character.

As the website says:

Wishing to preserve her beloved home and give future generations the chance to experience the sights, smells, and sounds of rural life, Caroline Foster in 1979 bequeathed Fosterfields to the Morris County Park Commission, to be preserved as a "living historical farm," the first in New Jersey. Not a replica, Fosterfields is a working farm, using the tools, techniques, and materials of a turn-of-the-century farm.


Fosterfields closes for the season on October 30th. It is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The weather should be gorgeous this weekend!


Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

The Willows:

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

The Ice House:

The Ice House, Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

The Woodshed:

The Woodshed, Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

You can read more about Fosterfields, including some wonderful stories about Caroline Foster.

Click HERE for Part II!

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Fosterfields -- A Living Historical Farm, Part 1

October 22, 2011