First stop was the Little Red Schoolhouse in Florham Park. It was constructed in 1866 and expanded in 1905. It's on the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
A portion of the interior was set up to depict a school room.
Quilts were displayed on racks in between the large windows.
This one, in particular, caught my eye. The label states the quilt was made c. 1850 by Mrs. Jesse Keys, Sr., mother of the first mayor, Jesse Keys.
Check out these fabrics including my all-time favorite, Prussian Blue.
Across the way were a few more quilts and the one in the middle was really interesting.
Love the squiggly fabric and the turkey red.
The Silas Riggs Saltbox House in Ledgewood was moved to its present location at Drakesville Historic Park in 1962.
Going from room to room we saw a Carpenter's Wheel on a rope bed . . .
. . . and a Log Cabin on a rack against the wall.
Another Log Cabin was in the upstairs bedroom.
A Bicentennial Quilt was prominently displayed on the way out.
And here's a block of that little Saltbox House.
Next door is the c. 1827 King Store which provided food staples to boat crews along the Morris Canal. It was also the post office, polling place and general store. No quilts in here just an interesting building that is being restored.
Another gem is the King House Museum which features period furnishings and two exhibit rooms on the first floor.
In 1935 English artist, James Marland, painted a mural on four walls in the dining room. The upstairs rooms were not open due to ongoing restoration.
All in all it was a fun afternoon!
Have a great week!
Copyright 2018, Barbara Schaffer