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A season of wonder and holiday favorites at the Morris Museum
Mega Model Trains. Image courtesy of the Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey.

MORRISTOWN, NJ.- This winter, join the Morris Museum as they celebrate the holiday season with four new and expanded exhibitions that are sure to dazzle and delight the entire family.

Each opened December 13, the Museum presents Museum Mind Benders, Home for the Holidays, The Story Book Forest and the return of their popular Mega Model Trains. All exhibitions at the Morris Museum are FREE with Museum admission.

Mega Model Trains
December 13, 2013 – January 26, 2014

Train enthusiasts will marvel at the return of their spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display. New features this season include model trains from Thomas and Friends and The Polar Express. The Model Trains were a generous gift of Mondelēz International. Also on view is a collection of photographs of historic trains by Homer R. Hill, on loan from Jean Hill and the Tri-State Railway Historical Society.

Museum Mind Benders
December 13, 2013 – January 26, 2014

Featuring over twenty puzzle stations, this interactive display provides visitors of all ages with hours of entertainment. Sponsored by the Walter F. & Alice Gorham Foundation.

Home for the Holidays
December 13, 2013 – January 19, 2014

Enjoy an exhibition of dollhouses, miniature rooms, and children’s tea sets from the Morris Museum collection. Explore their new eighteen-room “doll house” room display.

Story Book Forest
December 13, 2013 – January 16, 2014

The museum's annual display of children’s literature-themed holiday trees decorated by local school children will inspire the entire family. This year’s featured books include The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff, Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White and many others.

The following schools are participating in the 2013 Story Book Forest: Aaron Decker School of Butler, N.J. Birchwood Elementary School of Rockaway, N.J., Bragg Intermediate School of Chester, N.J., Branchbrook Elementary School of Newark, NJ, Briarwood Elementary School of Florham Park, N.J., ECLC of NJ of Chatham, N.J., Frank J. Smith School of East Hanover, N.J., Central School of East Hanover, N.J., Hilldale School of Pine Brook, N.J., Jefferson Elementary School of Succasunna, N.J., Nixon Elementary School of Landing, N.J., Normandy Park School of Morristown, N.J., North Boulevard Elementary School of Pequannock, N.J., North Dover Elementary School of Dover, N.J., and Rockaway Valley School of Boonton Township, N.J.

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