Parsippany-Troy Hills Residents Can View New Exhibition for Only $1 

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Craftsman Farms

PARSIPPANY — For over 25 years, the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms has enjoyed a unique partnership with the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills. To celebrate this partnership, we are happy to announce the fourth consecutive year of our “Summer Thursdays” promotion. Residents of Parsippany-Troy Hills Township are invited to enjoy $1.00 museum admission (adult admission is regularly $10.00) on Thursdays in July and August.

Craftsman Farms is the former home of Gustav Stickley, a visionary who built a home furnishings empire in the early 20th century and became the voice of the American Arts and Crafts movement. The site, a National Historic Landmark owned by the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, was rescued from development in 1989 through the joint efforts of dedicated individuals, local community groups, and the Township. The only home designed and built by Stickley for his own use, the Log House and 30-acre site is operated today as the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, which oversees its preservation and interpretation.

As a special bonus, all visitors this summer will see the new exhibition Original: Gustav Stickley Furnishes His Log House. The exhibition, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of Stickley’s 1917 sale of the property, celebrates his achievement at Craftsman Farms. Incorporated throughout the Log House, the exhibition focuses on important original items on loan to the museum during this commemorative year, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s generous loan of a green-stained elm cabinet. Visitors will see furniture, home furnishings, and cherished family belongings known to be original to Stickley’s home. These offer insights into the Log House’s interior aesthetic—a blend of special commissions, English and French decorative arts, and furnishings with sentimental value—and into Stickley’s personal taste and style.

This special admission offer is valid for Parsippany-Troy Hills residents on any tour of the Log House on Thursdays in July and August. Tours depart from the Museum Shop at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15 and 3:15 p.m. To get this great deal, residents should tell the Shopkeeper they live in Parsippany-Troy Hills.

The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms is open year round Thursday through Sunday, with tours of the Log House leaving at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15 and 3:15 p.m. from the Museum Shop, which is located in the original kitchen of the Log House and opens at 12:00 p.m. The entrance to the campus is located at the intersection of Manor Lane and Route 10 West in Morris Plains, New Jersey. The Log House is just a short walk from the parking lot, with handicapped-accessible parking directly adjacent to the Log House. Standard admission is Free for Members; $10.00 for Adults; $7.00 for Seniors and Students; $4.00 for Children.

For more information, call (973) 540-0311, email info@stickleymuseum.org or click here to view museum’s website.

 

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