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“SPLENDOR IN SEPTEMBER” Designer Showhouse and Gardens Opening For Visitors SEPTEMBER 8 – OCTOBER 4

MORRISTOWN, NJ, August 4, 2020 – The Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC) is delighted to announce that it will present its 19th Mansion in May signature fundraiser, previously scheduled to be held during May, as “Splendor in September.” The Designer Showhouse and Gardens will open its doors to the public at Tyvan Hill in New Vernon, New Jersey from September 8 to October 4, 2020.

The delayed opening of Tyvan Hill will enable visitors to have an opportunity to experience a visit to this lovely country estate to see the transformation of nearly 50 spaces by leading interior and landscape designers. This dedicated team of designers will deliver on their commitment to create a beautiful mansion and gorgeous grounds for all to see, all to benefit the expansion of the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center.

“In an effort to provide visitors with a pleasant and safe visit to Tyvan Hill, new admissions and safety protocols are in place,” said Katie Nolle, President, Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center. “We are following all CDC, State and Local Covid-19 guidelines to safeguard the safety and well-being of our visitors, designers and volunteers.”

Tyvan Hill, a 10,000 square foot U-shaped brick and stone house mansion was designed by the prominent New York architectural firm of Peabody, Wilson & Brown for John Wesley Castles Jr. and his wife, Dorothea Bradford Smith, and built between 1928 and 1929. It features beautiful details, such as a curved staircase, paneling and elegant moldings, as well as an outdoor pool and pool house. In 1931, the Architectural League of New York awarded its silver medal to Peabody, Wilson & Brown for the firm's designs of a group of country residences, prominently including Tyvan Hill.

Mansion in May is the preeminent designer showhouse in the New Jersey-New York area. “Splendor in September” at Tyvan Hill will be open to the public from September 8 to October 4, 2020. Tickets are $40 online and are sold in time slots from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For tickets and more information about our safety protocols and Mansion in May,


Founded in March 1893 to provide financial support to Morristown Medical Center, part of the Atlantic Health System, the Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC) helps enable the hospital to respond to the changing healthcare needs of the community. With a volunteer base of more than 400 members, WAMMC hosts a number of fundraising events, anchored by the flagship event, Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens. WAMMC also operates the hospital’s gift shops and The Bargain Box Thrift Boutique, as well as WAMMC Network TV, which created Calling All Kids and is the first in-house family television station for young patients and their families to enjoy during their stay at the hospital. WAMMC is an integral part of the hospital’s ability to continue bringing cutting-edge technology and superior health services to the community, and has raised more than $25 million to date to support this mission. For more information about WAMMC, visit

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