MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Most Victorian women never left the house without a token illustration of their place in society. Cameos, lockets, and micromosaics were among the adornments that became important trademarks of style.
Join Nancy Cooper, long-time jewelry collector and Morris County Historical Society volunteer, on Sunday, March 1, at 1:30 p.m., for a guided tour of the late 19th-century jewelry on display as a part of the current MCHS exhibit, Warmest Winter Fashions.
The jewelry, all from Cooper’s collection, will be examined for materials used, style and reflection with the styles of clothes, and the timelessness of the styles.
Cooper has a long-standing passion for both fashion and, in particular, jewelry. She has been collecting vintage pieces since the age of 14, and while her collection spans four decades, it focuses on the Victorian period and includes some of the finest pieces available at the time.
Tickets for this event are $10 per adult, $9 for seniors, and $7 for students. RSVP by Wednesday, Feb. 26.
MCHS is located at Acorn Hall, 68 Morris Ave., Morristown, and is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Admission, which includes the exhibits and grounds, is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students, and is free for children under 12 and MCHS members. For more information, call (973) 267-3465 or visit MorrisCountyHistory.org.