Street Address
2352 Route 10 West
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
Mailing Address
2352 Route 10 West
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
phone: 973-540-0311
fax: 973-540-1167
e-mail: info@stickleymuseum.org
web: www.stickleymuseum.org
Hours
Open Year Round
Sunday, Thursday - Saturday12 PM - 4 PM
Tours leave hourly 12:15 to 3:15
Admissions
Adults: $10
Seniors: $5
Students: $5
Children under 12: $4
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Kristen Sensenig, Communications Coordinator
Emily Marlowe, Visitor Services Associate

Description

Craftsman Farms, located in and owned by the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, is the former home of noted turn-of-the-century designer Gustav Stickley, a major proponent of the "Arts and Crafts" home building and furnishing. The log house, built in 1911, is one of the most significant landmarks of the American Arts and Crafts movement, and the site, which consists of 26 acres of the original 650-acre tract, has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Craftsman Farms is also an Official Project of Save America's Treasures, a public-private partnership between the White House Millennium Council and the National Trust for Historic Preservation dedicated to the preservation of our nation's irreplaceable historic and cultural treasures for future generations.

History

Gustav Stickley, a well-known spokesman for the Arts and Crafts movement, combined the roles of furniture designer and manufacturer, architect, publisher, philosopher and social critic. Proponent of "a fine plainness" in art and the art of living, Stickley is best known today for his straightforward furniture, sometimes called "mission" or "Craftsman furniture." Around 1905 Stickley moved his headquarters from Syracuse to New York City. In 1908 he began acquiring the property on what is now the western edge of Parsippany-Troy Hills, an area formerly part of Morris Plains where he envisioned establishing a farm school for boys. The focal point of his "Garden of Eden" was a large log house constructed of round, hewn chestnut logs that were cut from the property's woods and local stone also found on the property.

Artifacts Collections

Objects from the early 20th century, especially related to Gustav Stickley and the Arts & Crafts Movement

Educational Programs

House tours, teacher workshops, Girls Socut badge workshops, docent program, family days, lectures, book-signings, and holiday open house.

    Governance

    Board of Trustees

    Publications

    • "Notes From The Farms" quarterly publication including scholarly essays on things relating to Stickley, Arts & Crafts, and history
    • annual report
    • small exhibtion catalogues

    ADA

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Parking

    Restrooms

    Services

    Museum Shop

    Purchases made in the Stickley Museum Shop directly support the operations of the Stickley Museum and the care of this National Historic Landmark. Our Museum Shop features numerous Arts and Crafts objects and reference books, as well as many items that are unique to the Stickley Museum. Consignment handcrafts are offered from time to time, especially during our annual Holiday Trunk Show. For those of you who are unable to visit the Museum Shop in person, we offer a limited number of items through our web-shop.

    Gift Shop

    Online Gift Shop

    Group Tours