Museum Calendar 2015
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2015-2016 Calendar of Events
Advance registration recommended on all programs.
Please call the Museum at 973-377-2982
BOOKMAKING WORKSHOP WITH ARTIST JOE REILLY
August 29th - Saturday
Workshop is limited 10 adults (age 16 and over)
$5 for members
This 2-hour workshop begins with an introduction to the tools and supplies used in making books, as well as a short discussion on the qualities of paper. Participants will make two books: a pamphlet stitch and an accordion. All the materials, including a variety of decorative papers for the books' covers, will be provided. To register - email email@example.com or call Meg Wastie, Curator of Education - 973-377-2982 ext. 12
DOWNTOWN CONCERT SERIES FEATURING LOCAL FAVORITE, KINGS ROAD - LAST CONCERT OF THE SUMMER!
September 4th - Friday
A local favorite, Kings Road plays an appealing blend of alternative / light / acoustic rock with harmony vocals and melodic instrumentation. Join us for this FREE family-friendly concert held on the lawn of the Museum. Bring a picnic, bring the family and enjoy the music and the beauty of Downtown Madison, New Jersey!
BOTTLE HILL DAY
October 3rd, Saturday
Join the Museum in celebrating Madison at this popular downtown festival! Go back in time with the New Jersey Frontier Guard that will be stationed on the front lawn of the Museum. The Guard will recreate and demonstrate the crafts, skills, military activities and daily life of the mid-eighteenth century New Jersey resident.
LORD STIRLING 1770s FESTIVAL
October 4th - Sunday
190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Return to the past and experience daily colonial life and craft industry at the annual Lord Stirling 1770s Festival. Stop by and visit the Museum's table celebrating Early American Toys!
FUNDRAISING EVENT - TAVERNS, PUBS & REVELRY - AN EVENING OF CELEBRATION October 17 - Saturday
Madison Community House, 25 Cook Avenue
All those with a "reputation of acceptable merrymaking" please join us for a celebration in support of the Museum. Craft beer - Wine - Food - The Ballycastle Irish Band - Raffles - Silent Auction.
MURDER BALLARDS AND MUSICAL MISERY BY ODARKA STOCKERT
Don't miss this evening of spooky yet enchanting music with harpist Odarka Stockert, who will perform 16th century murder ballads and other creepy tunes to celebrate Halloween. Stockert is an accomplished harpist with a repertoire spanning the centuries — from Classical to Broadway to Folk. She performs on both the concert pedal harp and the folk harp. Space is limited. $10 Admission for non-members & $5 Admission for Members. Pre-registration is highly recommended.
Saturdays in November & December 2015
Drop-in crafts for all ages of children!
TRICKS 'N' TREATS
October 31st - Saturday
Stop in to the Museum for some Halloween crafts & treats. Before or after the Halloween Parade.
National Teddy Bear Day Picnic
November 14th - Saturday
Bring your bear (or other soft friend) to our Teddy Bear Picnic.
Groundhog Prediction Party 2016
February 1st - Monday
Learn about the custom of Groundhog Day, meet Phil, the Groundhog Puppet, & make groundhog crafts.
Sunday, February 28th, 2016, 3:00-4:00 - Widget's Birthday Party. Meet "Widget," the Museum's beaver puppet mascot & celebrate his birthday with crafts & treats.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
March 31st - Thursday,
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!
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