|Join us at the Museum for a glimpse
into the past.
METC has become a popular venue for programs for adults
of all ages.
Please contact Meg Wastie, Curator of Education, at
973-377-2982, ext. 12, or firstname.lastname@example.org
to arrange a program.We look forward to “looking backwards” with you!
| WHAT’S IN A NAME?
People’s last names
traditionally came from where they lived (geographic), from their
(patronymic), or from the work they did (occupational). This
focuses on occupational surnames, accompanied by pictures of objects
Museum’s collection that match the names. If it is possible to supply
presenter with a list of the last names of audience members (both
staff) ahead of time, we can include that in the presentation.
TOOLING THROUGH ART, PART
I & II (PowerPoint)
Many masterpieces of world
art contain depictions of hand tools. This presentation shows these
focusing in on the tools. Pictures of objects from the Museum’s
juxtaposed with the art slides to show the similarities. Background on
artists, the art, and the artifacts is included.
Participants will learn the
importance of books for all ages, and how books were originally made.
make a variety of personal books, from original folios to creative and
different shape books.
A GLASS BRIGHTLY
The Museum boasts 56 stained glass
adorned with quotes from the arts, sciences, and humanities.
the beautiful details of the window designs and learn about the quotes
writers depicted in the windows. (PowerPoint
on site visit or guided tour at METC)
old-fashioned cooking techniques through hands-on examination of
utensils and food-related artifacts from the Museum’s collection. The
concludes with an excerpt from a memoir and participants reminiscing
favorite recipes and food and cooking memories.
history and culture behind academic regalia and other trappings
involved in the
HAIL TO THE CHIEF
well-known facts, learn some interesting trivia, and debunk some common
about our nation's Presidents.
HERE COMES THE BRIDE (PowerPoint)
Participants learn the
historical background behind many of the traditions surrounding
learn about history-making shipwrecks from Colonial times to the
the coast of New Jersey.
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER (PowerPoint)
Why do we say some of the crazy
words & phrases we
say? Learn the strange--& often amusing--origins of some of our
ABCs OF CANDY (PowerPoint)
program--particularly popular around Halloween
& Valentine's Day--highlights familiar--and
for each letter of the alphabet! Program concludes with some sugary