Morristown in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Women’s Heritage Trail
Mary Crane Hone was active in local, state, and national politics throughout her life, particularly the World Government Movement after World War II. She was also a preservationist. When work started in 1965 on the Morristown portion of Interstate 287, Mary and her friend Elizabeth Cooke went to the construction site and sat on a steamroller to demonstrate their opposition to this highway in an area steeped in Revolutionary War history.
“It’s high time for all of us interested in historic preservation to face up to the fact that the power and the purse are now in the hands of government – at whatever level – and
Acorn Hall is on the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail because of the lasting contributions of women in the Crane family and Hone family to historic preservation in New Jersey.
The New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail highlights a collection of historic sites located around the state that represent the significant contributions women made to the history of our state. The Heritage Trail brings to life the vital role of women in New Jersey’s past and present.
Erected by Department of Community Affairs - New Jersey Historic Trust.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Buildings • Women. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail series list.
Location. 40° 47.807′ N, 74° 27.604′ W. Marker is in Morristown, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Kary Way, on the right when traveling west on Lafayette Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morristown NJ 07960, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Constitution Tree (here, next to this marker); a different Acorn Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Powder Mill (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Continental Army Encampments at Morristown (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Path to History (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ford Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morristown.
More about this marker. A portrait of Mary Crane Hone appears at the upper right of the marker.
Also see . . . Acorn Hall. Morris County Historical Society website. (Submitted on October 2, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 999 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 2, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.