The Museums at Drakesville

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Both Museums are open the second Sunday of each month (April through December) from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. They are also open Historic Preservation Day in May, the first Friday evening in December, and by appointment for group tours.

05/17/2020
NowThis

NowThis

This colorized, 4K footage of New York City in 1911 will transport you to a different era

Ray Kaar, Miss King, & Mrs. King in St. Petersburg, FL.
05/08/2020

Ray Kaar, Miss King, & Mrs. King in St. Petersburg, FL.

Miss Emma Louise King with chipmunk.
05/08/2020

Miss Emma Louise King with chipmunk.

Miss Emma Louise King & friend.
05/08/2020

Miss Emma Louise King & friend.

The King family. Mr. Theodore King in hat, Mrs. Emma Louise King with newspaper, Miss Emma Louise King in white.
05/08/2020

The King family. Mr. Theodore King in hat, Mrs. Emma Louise King with newspaper, Miss Emma Louise King in white.

Fred Mooney, Mrs. Emma Louise King, & Fred Kara in St. Petersburg, FL.
05/08/2020

Fred Mooney, Mrs. Emma Louise King, & Fred Kara in St. Petersburg, FL.

05/08/2020

We’re sorry but our Afternoon with Theodore Roosevelt has been postponed due to the Corona Virus. We’re trying to reschedule. The Museums will also remain closed.

What are you looking forward to seeing when the Museums reopen? How about this beautiful collection of Depression Glass ...
03/30/2020

What are you looking forward to seeing when the Museums reopen? How about this beautiful collection of Depression Glass donated by Janet Lordi?

03/19/2020

We’re very sorry to announce that, due to Corona Virus concerns, we’ve decided to cancel our April 5th opening. We have every intention of being open in May. Please join us then.

02/25/2020

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02/25/2020

We’ve just announced the dates
for our 2020 season.
Please check out the Events tab.

Did you know that the Morris Canal frequently intersected with train stations so passengers could move from one form of ...
02/21/2020

Did you know that the Morris Canal frequently intersected with train stations so passengers could move from one form of transportation to another? The picture on the top is from 1908 with the train tracks on the left, the canal on the right, & new trolley tracks above. The bridge is currently slated for replacement in 2020.

02/10/2020
We made the Roxbury calendar!
01/08/2020

We made the Roxbury calendar!

The King Store & King House were located at the red arrow.
12/24/2019

The King Store & King House were located at the red arrow.

Morris County Government
09/30/2019
Morris County Government

Morris County Government

Starting October 10: the Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall opens its new exhibit, "Up in Smoke: Northern New Jersey’s Worst Man-Made Disasters: 1910-1989."

This is our new friend Micah, a very clever 3rd grader. He’s checking out the school room & discussing the differences b...
09/21/2019

This is our new friend Micah, a very clever 3rd grader. He’s checking out the school room & discussing the differences between school in the 19th & the 21st century. It was decided that buses are better than walking to class.

Were looking for a few good men & women & children to come volunteer at The Museums at Drakesville. Great opportunity fo...
09/21/2019

Were looking for a few good men & women & children to come volunteer at The Museums at Drakesville. Great opportunity for students. Extremely flexible schedule - just do what you can! Please message with your contact information.

Our ongoing project to repair & replace the stone wall which is at the rear of the store.
09/21/2019

Our ongoing project to repair & replace the stone wall which is at the rear of the store.

Slate tiles from the original roof on the store.
09/21/2019

Slate tiles from the original roof on the store.

Make sure you join us today & tomorrow as a stop on the Pathways of History Tour!
09/21/2019

Make sure you join us today & tomorrow as a stop on the Pathways of History Tour!

TAPinto Roxbury
09/21/2019

TAPinto Roxbury

09/19/2019
Dear Friend of the Museums at Drakesville Historic Park,At this Sunday's opening of the Museums at Drakesville Historic ...
08/10/2019

Dear Friend of the Museums at Drakesville Historic Park,

At this Sunday's opening of the Museums at Drakesville Historic Park, there will be a free concert featuring the Skylands Dulcimer Band. This talented group of local musicians play traditional, folk, Celtic, popular and seasonal music on a variety of folk instruments including mountain dulcimers, hammered dulcimers and Celtic harps. The Band has played at various NJ venues including the NJ State Fair, and Waterloo Village. On Sunday, they will be playing on the porch of the King House Museum from 1-3pm. The concert is free, as is admission to the King House and King Store Museums which will be open for tours from 1-4 pm.

Stop by the King House to see its newest exhibit, a Victorian Girl's Room with historic furnishings, toys, and games. The museum also showcases a one-room schoolhouse, circa 1900. Next door at the King Canal Store, visitors can see one of Roxbury's historic gems - a general store with much original merchandise, a local post office, and polling place. Exhibits and artifacts from the museums' extensive collections will engage visitors of all ages.

The Museums at Drakesville Historic Park are located at 209-211 Main Street in Ledgewood, New Jersey.

07/20/2019

Do you have an idea of what you’d like to see at the museums? Let us know!

07/20/2019
Skylands Dulcimer String Band

Come join us on Sunday, August 11 1:00-3:00 & see the Skylands Dulcimer String Band (weather permitting). They will be playing on the porch of the King House. The museums will be open that day 1:00-4:00pm rain or shine.

https://youtu.be/VsmDA3kira4

playing Saint Anne's Reel and Morpeth's Rant

07/14/2019
Playback

Playback

The film contained the first on-camera depiction of Santa Claus and is the first known film to employ double action. The film is almost 120 years old!

More vintage Christmas movies and the #1 Christmas movie the year you were born at https://playback.fm/christmas-movie

07/13/2019

Don’t forget about the ice cream social tomorrow,
July 14! 1-4

A Morris Canal boat & work scow sitting in the drained canal bed in Bloomfield, NJ.
06/22/2019

A Morris Canal boat & work scow sitting in the drained canal bed in Bloomfield, NJ.

The Museums at Drakesville is a proud participant of the Pathways of History Tour.
06/19/2019

The Museums at Drakesville is a proud participant of the Pathways of History Tour.

It's PATHWAYS' 10TH ANNIVERSARY!

The theme this year is a 10th anniversary celebration of the Pathways tour, participating museums/historic properties and their local histories, volunteerism, and community.

You'll have 20 venues to see! Visit as many as you'd like.

Please refer to the Pathways website for updated information (see the comments for the URL).

Thank you to TapIntoRoxbury for this wonderful article. As a correction - the room that holds the display is not the ori...
06/16/2019
The Simple Surroundings of a Victorian Era Roxbury Teen

Thank you to TapIntoRoxbury for this wonderful article. As a correction - the room that holds the display is not the original room of Emma Louise King but of her parents. The room shows a typical Victorian girl’s bedroom.

ROXBURY, NJ – Visitors to Drakesville Historic Park in Roxbury can get a glimpse at the quaint and simple bedroom of a typical teen.

06/09/2019

Thank you to Marty Kane from The Lake Hopatcong Foundation.

06/09/2019

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