Heritage Commission

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Heritage Commission logo The Heritage Commission ensures the preservation of historical information and provides resources to increase awareness of the people, places, and events that have given our area a special place in the history of New Jersey and America. Enjoy exploring Morris County's many historic communities, parks, archives, museums, and libraries! 

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Current Events

Order Publications Online!

Now available: online payment for Heritage Commission publications!

Are you interested in buying our books? You can now order our publications online! Pay by credit card or ACH. Learn more on our Order Publications page!

Heritage Review: Spring 2021

Enjoy the latest edition of the Heritage Review, featuring information about a new Morris County historic marker, staff changes at the Commission, and how historians are responding to COVID-19.

2021 Re-Grant Application Available

The Heritage Commission applies each year for grants from the New Jersey Historical Commission to fund historical activities in Morris County. The 2021 Re-Grant application is now available.

Morris County Heritage Commission Offices Have Partially Re-Opened

In response to Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 virus social distancing restrictions, and in consultation with the Office of Health Management the Heritage Commission Offices located at the Morris County Library re-opened on June 8, 2020 to staff only.

In-person research appointments, vendor visits, or assistance will not be accessible until further notice. Staff will be available by telephone and email to assist constituents.

For information during this challenging time, please visit the county’s coronavirus webpage.

We’re Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary

Logo-Heritage-Commission-50th-with-courthouse-300x225.jpg The Morris County Freeholders (now County Commissioners) adopted a resolution in November 1970 to establish the Heritage Commission as an advisory board.

Programs planned for this milestone anniversary during 2020 have been postponed in response to the COVID-19 virus.

Programs rescheduled for 2021 will include a wide variety of topics that celebrate and acknowledge Morris County’s rich history and the activities of the Commission. The topics were selected from featured articles published in the Commission’s newsletter The Heritage Review, previously known as the County Circular, since the first issue in 1977.  Past issues of the newsletters are available online at our publications page.

Please check our web and Facebook pages for updates!

Online Exhibits

Heritage Commission on Facebook

The Morris County Heritage Commission is now on Facebook at facebook.com/MorrisCountyHeritageCommission. Make sure to like us!

The Heritage Commission Has Moved

Phase four of the move is nearly complete! Communications with our administrative staff may be briefly interrupted while we continue to settle into our new offices. The archival collection is now on site and is being reshelved and inventoried.   We will begin cleaning and evaluating the condition of the collection over the spring and summer months.

Appointments can be made by contacting the Commission offices at 973.829.8114 Tuesdays – Thursdays. We apologize for any inconvenience during this transition.

This notice will be withdrawn upon our return to normal operations.

Thank you for your patience.