Special Programs & Lectures

Smithsonian Museum Day & Grand Re-opening of the Children’s Room

METC is participating in Smithsonian Magazine’s national Museum Day on September 21, offering admission by donation to all visitors. Join us for a special grand re-opening of the Children’s Room with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2pm. Family friendly crafts and activities will be happening all day long as part of our celebration!

Bottle Hill Day at METC

Celebrate Madison’s Annual Bottle Hill Day at METC! As part of the town wide celebration, culinary historian Susan McClellan Plaisted will be demonstrating hearth cooking and Tyler Merson of Cod Fish Park Design will demonstrate wood working techniques.  This event is free and will be going on from 11am-3pm so make sure you stop by!

METC Architecture Tour

You asked for it! METC’s Architecture Tour is back by popular demand! On Saturday, October 19 at 11am, docent and architectural historian Alison Grenier-Poupel will lead an interior and exterior tour of Morris County’s most magnificent building. Built as a library in 1899, it was given to the residents of Madison by Gilded Age millionaire D. Willis James, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Alison is a former member of the French Ministry of Culture, and has worked with restorers, architects and other professionals in Paris and at the Cathedral in Lyon, France. Tickets are $15 per person. Pre-registration is required. Click here to register.

Cookbook Memoir Writing Workshop

As part of our exhibit, Sweet Treats, join us at METC for a workshop on creating recipe memoirs on October 24, 2019 at 7:00pm. Gather your favorite family recipes and memories to transform them into a treasured keepsake with Rita Papazian, cookbook memoir author. Rita will guide you in taking the first steps of writing your own cookbook memoir that you can share with family and friends over the holidays or use in your own personal blog, sharing the memories of time spent creating in the kitchen. Bring a recipe, photograph, and something to write with with you! Tickets are $15 per participant. Pre-registration is required. Click here to register.