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 Our ongoing program of public events, some for families with children and some targeted for adults.

See our Bulletin Board section for the latest information on upcoming public events.


Join us at the Museum for a glimpse into the past. METC has become a popular venue for programs specially designed for senior citizens.

Local residential or day care facilities have found that booking a program with us provides varied and unique experiences that are enjoyable as well as sophisticated for the participants. Designed to be held either at the Museum or at your facility, each program includes a demonstration and discussion. Optional crafts are also available.

Programs are available Monday – Friday. Saturday is available on a limited basis. All programs are 1 – 1 hours in length. Non-craft or craft-only programs are $100 (plus travel expenses for outreach) for groups up to 25. A deposit of 50% of the total program cost is required to secure your reservation. Balance is due two weeks before the program. There is no charge for chaperones. No refunds will be made for programs canceled less than two weeks prior to the confirmed date. The Museum will make every effort to reschedule programs canceled because of inclement weather.

Please contact Meg Wastie, Curator of Education, at 973-377-2982, ext. 12, to arrange a program for your residents.
We look forward to “looking backwards” with you!

Recently Added Programs

What's Cookin'

Learn about old-fashioned cooking techniques through hands-on examination of cooking utensils and food-related artifacts from the Museum’s collection. The program concludes with participants reminiscing about favorite recipes and food & cooking memories.

Tooling Through Art - parts I & II

Fine art meets rustic tools in these two PowerPoint presentations. The programs present masterpieces of world art that depict tools and people using tools. Accompanying each image are close-up details and pictures of matching tools from the Museum’s collection. Participants will enjoy seeing and learning about famous works of art in new and different ways.

See above for how to sign up!

The Museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.
Call 973-377-2982 Ext.10 if reasonable accommodations are required.

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