September 27 Proclamation to mark October as Arts and Humanities Month

 Morris Arts  once again spearheaded a Proclamation from the Board of Chosen Freeholders on behalf of the County’s arts and cultural organizations to designate the entire month of October as Arts & Humanities Month in Morris County. The Freeholder’s Proclamation coordinates with National “Arts and Humanities Month,” a coast-to-coast collective celebration of culture in America. Organized every October by Americans for the Arts, National Arts and Humanities Month represents the largest annual celebration of the arts and humanities in the nation.  Communities across the United States join together in October to recognize the importance of arts and culture in our daily lives. Given the specter of massive budget cuts to the arts and the proposal to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts, this year’s affirmation of the arts and humanities is especially critical. On September 27, 2017 representatives from Morris County’s arts and cultural communities will gather at the Freeholder meeting in support of the proclamation and highlight the importance of the arts at their own events and performances during the month. Be sure to visit the online cultural calendar at for a listing of the many cultural and arts events in Morris County.

Click HERE to see the Proclamation.

Click HERE for a nice writeup on the event in TAP.

Here are some PHOTOS from the Freeholder meeting issuing the proclamation:

Martin Prentice (Morris Arts Trustee), Rio Clemente (jazz pianist), Leslie Bensley (Morris County Tourism Bureau), Eric Hafen (Bickford Theatre/Morris Museum), Dawn Dupak (Morris Arts Trustee), Ed Kirchdoerffer (Mayo Performing Arts Center), Dr. Anne Matlack (Harmonium Choral Society), Guy Palmiotto (HUB Camera Club), Tom Werder ((Morris Arts Executive Director, holding Proclamation).  

Morris Arts Executive Director Tom Werder and Arts Participation/Communications Director Dr. Lynn Siebert receiving the Proclamation from Freeholders.






Advocating for the arts and humanities, Tom Werder with Freeholder Director, Douglas Cabana.