Museum Calendar

Revised 2/4/2016

 

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2016 Calendar of Events

Advance registration recommended on all programs.

Please call the Museum at 973-377-2982

 

 

New Exhibition at METC!

The Milliner's Tale: The Craft of Hat Making
January 17-June 29, 2016

Collaborating with guest curator Monika Stebbins, a classically trained milliner, METC will present an exhibit exploring the history of hat making and the millinery trade in New Jersey and the surrounding area. Hats have a long history as markers of status, occupation, and even political affiliation, and our exhibit will focus on changing fashions through the ages and the role of women in this field.

 

Presentation

Looking at New Jersey: The Arts and Crafts Movement and How it Changed Our World by Dr. Helen Schwartz

Sunday, February 7

2:00 PM

Free with Admission to METC

This program is free and open to the public with paid admission to METC. The program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

The Arts and Crafts Movement was the aesthetic bridge that carried us from an era of Victorian excess to the simpler forms and easier lifestyle of modernism. Much of the energy for the movement originated in New Jersey as did the revival of interest and activity that continues today. Dr. Schwartz will look at the movement past and present, with an eye to what survives and how to find it.

 

Dr. Schwartz, artist, arts journalist, and author, is part of the Horizons Speakers Bureau from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, which provides humanities lecturers to New Jersey non-profits.

 

 

Children's Event

WIDGET'S BIRTHDAY PARTY

Sunday, February 28

3-4 p.m.

Ages 3-6

$5 per participant (includes Admission to METC)

You are invited to celebrate our mascot, Widget the Beaverís birthday. Join us at the Museum for an afternoon of fun beaver activities and birthday goodies. Appropriate for children 3-6 years old. Advance registration recommended; call 973-377-2982 x12 for more information.

 

 

Special Event

SPRING HAT SHOW

Sunday, March 6

2-5 p.m.

Mark your calendars for METC's Spring Hat Show! Stunning handmade hats for Spring 2016 from the Milliner's Guild - local models - an exclusive guided tour of our latest exhibit, The Milliner's Tale: the Craft of Hat Making - Light Refreshments - Hat Sale - All to support METC! More information coming soon!

 

 

Children's Event

STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER

Thursday, March 31

4-5 p.m.

Ages 3-6

$5 per participant (includes Admission to METC)

Bring your stuffed animals for crafts, treats & stories. Tuck them in for the night and return on Friday, April 1st to see what hi-jinks the animals got into during their night at the Museum! Appropriate for children 3-6 years old. Advance registration recommended; call 973-377-2982 x12 for more information.

 

 


On Going Activities at the Museum!

 

FIELD TRIPS & OUTREACH

Our popular education programs focus on how people lived and worked in the 18th and 19th centuries. Children get hands-on lessons -- meeting New Jersey's Core Curriculum Content Standards -- about history, math, science, and early American times. Programs can be held at the Museum or brought to your facility. Call 973-377-2982 x12 to book a program.

 

SENIOR CITIZEN PROGRAMS, ADULT GROUPS & OUTREACH

The Museum offers a variety of tours and programs for senior citizens or adult groups. Each program provides demonstrations and discussions. Optional crafts are also available. All programs can be brought to your facility, or can be presented at the Museum. Call 973-377-2982 x12 for more information or visit www.metc.org.

 

SCOUT PROGRAMS

Boy and Girl Scouts can fulfill requirements for badges, arrows and achievements with our interactive programs, where Scouts take part in lessons and make crafts to take home. Call 973-377-2982 x12 to book a program.

 

PRESCHOOL & YOUNG CHILDRENíS GROUPS

The Museum has a number of programs perfect of young children. Mothers, babysitters and motherís helpers are encouraged to book a program that will entertain their little ones in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. Programs can be booked for groups of 5-10, so bring friends, neighbors or fellow club members with their children for a nice afternoon at the Museum. Call 973-377-2982 x12 for a brochure or visit www.metc.org.

 

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