Special Programs & Lectures

Architecture Tour

You asked for it! METC’s Architecture Tour is back by popular demand! On Sunday, December 15 at 1:30pm, 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. Click here to register.

#lookfortheriver: How “finding” lost waterways can help us adapt

February 6, 2020 at  7pm

Cost: Included with Museum Admission

In this Public Scholars Program session, Heather Fenyk, founder & president of the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership, will discuss the changes made to our urban streams over time; how to read a topographic map, identify watersheds, and #lookfortheriver – to empower community members to explore their own local landscapes.

As we travel through our communities, few of us think about the hidden world of streams and rivers that once flowed across the landscape. In the face of climate change and increased precipitation, real life has shown us that stormwater runoff and flooding have intensified. Centuries of piping, culverting and development have hidden the vast majority of waterways in urban areas. The impact of these factors can be devastating: communities are alienated from their streams and historic ecologies, habitats are degraded, and water quality is compromised.

This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Conquering Everest

Dan Stringham is a Randolph resident and experienced high-altitude mountaineer. As part of our Main Gallery exhibit, Surveying the New Jersey Landscape, join METC on March 26, 2020 at 7pm to hear Dan’s story of how he conquered one of Earth’s most extreme landscapes and climbed to the summit of Mt. Everest.
Tickets are $8, $5 for METC Members. Pre-registration is recommended, as space is limited. Click here to register.