We have launched our new website to enable our friends to keep current with the museum and Morristown activities. We are excited about the opportunities this site will provide to communicate things that are on our agenda and to document with pictures and words these same events. It is our hope that people who are connected to this community will join us to tell their stories about living in Morristown. We have lots of history and memories of this unpolished gem in the north country.
The summer concert series kicked off earlier this month with the Shoes followed a week later by a campfire sing-along with Don Woodcock and Barb Heller. Coming soon will such big names as The Northern Lights Orchestra, Waydown Wailers, Steeling Country, Rustic Raiders, Back Country and the Chipman Jazz All Stars. Rain or Shine we are prepared to handle the crowds for each event in a dry setting. Please watch our schedule to learn more these concert events.
Alan and Loraine Bogardus have bequeathed their 160 acre farm to the museum. As most people know Alan and Lorraine lived their lives in Morristown and were the backbone of museum work in this area. In 1971 they started the Red Barn Museum which eventually became the Gateway Museum in 2005. Their hard work to establish a place to house the history and memories of Morristown will not be forgotten. The Gateway Museum Board of Directors is presently working with the museums Strategic Plan to thoughtfully develop a plan to maximize the use of these important assets.
Two fund raising dinners have been planned this year. On Friday August 18th the Pat Ceresoli’s Spaghetti Dinner will be held at the Morristown Fire Department. Saturday August 19th will be the Shore line dinner at Gary Alford’s cottage on River Road East. Please see a museum Board Member to purchase a ticket in advance of the dinner. Buy your ticket in advance so we know how many fish to catch !!!
There has never been a better time to join us at the museum. We need volunteers that want to give back to the community. If you have had thoughts about helping out- please stop by the museum and give us you name and contact information. The museum is open Saturdays from 9am to 1pm during the summer months. Stop by.