Special Programs & Lectures

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.

The Art of Cursive Handwriting

Saturdays Oct. 26, November 2 & November 9, 2019, 10:30am-12:00pm

Benjamin Franklin said, “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” Let’s explore the art of cursive writing at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts with an introduction to the basics of penmanship using the Zaner-Bloser method. This three-class session will expose participants to letter size, slant, shape, and spacing, culminating in the creation of a personal style and signature.

Cost: $40

Grades:3 and up. Adults welcome as well!

Pre-registration required.  Click here to register!