Morristown & Morris Township Library NEWS Morristown & Morris Township Library NEWS RSS Feed Sun, 27 May 2018 01:40:27 GMT Holiday Hours The library will be closed May 26th, 27th, and 28th for Memorial Day. Wed, 23 May 2018 04:00:00 GMT Summer Newsletter Our wonderful Friends of the Library have put together a <a href="">Summer Newsletter</a> with all kinds of exciting upcoming Spring programs, and library news! Our Friends do lots of wonderful work, and you can learn more about them on our <a href="">Friends of the Library Page</a>, including how to get involved! Tue, 22 May 2018 04:00:00 GMT Catalog Maintenance May 22nd The MAIN Catalog and eBook services will be unavailable starting at 9:00pm on May 22nd for up to 18 hours. Tue, 15 May 2018 04:00:00 GMT The Henry W. Pilch Collection, ca.1724-1986 The North Jersey History and Genealogy Center is pleased to announce that it has opened the Henry W. Pilch Collection to researchers. The papers contain extensive documentation of land usage within the state from the early 18th through the 20th centuries that Pilch collected in the course of his law practice. In addition to tracing property ownership throughout Morris County and Northern New Jersey, the records follow the family histories of numerous prominent and longtime residents.<p>Henry&rsquo;s lifelong interest in history and genealogy resulted in countless hours conducting research in the Morristown and Morris Township Library&rsquo;s local history department, to which he donated his notes and legal papers in 1987; they consist of over 310,000 pages of family and town histories, along with a vast collection of maps, deeds, mortgages, and surveys.</p> <p>The papers illustrate centuries of residential development,&nbsp; agricultural use, as well as the acquisition of land for public infrastructure needs. The records are particularly valuable to genealogists, homeowners and businesses owners, and scholars of state and local history.</p> <p>Archivist Jeffrey Moy began processing the collection in 2014 and completed its arrangement and description in May 2018. Related collections include hundreds of historic and hand-reproduced maps that Pilch had previously donated, along with a group of records from the Minton and Day law firm. The finding aid to the Henry W. Pilch Collection may be found&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">online</a>&nbsp;and the papers are available in the North Jersey History and Genealogy Center during normal Library hours.</p> Mon, 07 May 2018 04:00:00 GMT Friends of Foote's Pond Wood Gallery Exhibition The Friends of Foote's Pond Wood Gallery Exhibit is a joint effort of The Friends of Foote's Pond Wood and the North Jersey History and Genealogy Center of the Morristown & Morris Township Library. This show will cover the history, ecology, recreational activities and wildlife of Foote's Pond Wood, located in Morristown on James Street. There will be beautiful photographs, maps, artwork and more illustrating these topics as well as informative captions and articles. A reception for the event will be held on the evening of <a href="">June 27 in the F.M. Kirby Gallery</a>. We hope you can attend and meet the creative folks who put this exhibit together! Tue, 01 May 2018 04:00:00 GMT