PROGRAM CALENDAR

2014 Programs and Events

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NEW!! Through October, 2014

  • Exhibit: Made in New Jersey: A Celebration of Decorative and Fine Arts showcases the Museum’s collection of New Jersey stoneware, silver, and artists such as Thomas Nast, A.B. Frost and Edward Kranich.  During touring hours in the Upstairs Gallery.  Regular admission applies; members free. A speaker series complements the exhibit.

Through June 30, 2014

  • Exhibit: Controversies explores topics that helped shape our world through local history events which had national significance: medical experimentation, capital punishment, immigration, and the right to die. During touring hours in the Main Gallery. Regular admission applies; members free. A speaker series complements the exhibit; additional info here.

Through August 3, 2014

  • Exhibit: Thomas Nast Brings Down Boss Tweed - The campaign that contributed most to Thomas Nast’s fame was the one he carried on so relentlessly against the “Boss” William M. Tweed and the Tammany Ring of New York in the 1870s.  During touring hours in the second floor Thomas Nast Gallery. Regular admission applies; members free.

Sunday, April 20, 2014 – Museum Closed (Easter)

Friday, April 24, 2014, 1 – 4:00 pm

  • Arbor Day Activities for Homeschool Families  – join with other homeschool families to celebrate Arbor Day with TREE-mendously fun hands-on projects about the trees, including a special Arbor Day scavenger hunt. Make leaf rubbings and learn how a tree grows.  $15/ family, pre-registration required, contact our Museum Educator .

Sunday May 4, 2014,  4:30pm

MHHM Controversies Series_Virginia Vogt_May 4 smSpeaker: Virginia Dyer VogtNineteenth-Century Morristown’s Most Heinous Crime. Additional info…

 

 

Friday, May 9, 2014,  1 – 4pm

  • National Public Gardens Day – the  gardens will be open for visitors with special family activities as we participate in the American Public Gardens Association’s annual event in partnership with Rain bird. Help us promote awareness of the 500 botanic gardens, arboreta, zoos and historic gardens in the neighborhoods throughout North America.  Free; preregistration required. More information here or Contact our Museum Educator .

 

Sunday, May 11, 2014, 4:30pm

MHHM Spring NJ 350 Speaker Series_Joe Bilby_May 11 Courtesy of Stan Freeny sm_calSpeaker: Joseph G. Bilby350 Years of New Jersey History, From Stuyvesant to Sandy.  More details…

 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 4 – 6pm

  • Boy Scout Program – Architecture, Past and Present. Using “architectural tool kits”, Scouts will learn how to identify basic building elements, and how historic design influences contemporary design. Pre-registration required, contact our Museum Educator .

 

Sunday, May 18, 2014,  1 – 4pm

  • Author Book Signing: Henry M. Holden will bring and discuss three books from the Images of America series about Newark, Teterboro and Morristown airports. Newark Airport was the first major airport in the New York metropolitan area opening in 1928. The art deco administration building is on the National Register of Historic Places and served as the main terminal until the opening of the North Terminal in 1953.  See the full list of author book signings this spring.  Regular admission applies, members free.

 

Sunday, June 1, 2014, 4:30pm

MHHM Controversies Series_Don Jay Smith_June 1Speaker: Don Jay SmithThomas Nast: Is the Controversy Justified? Additional info…

 

 

Sunday, June 8, 2014, 4:30pm

Postcards from Morristown cover imageSpeaker: Bonnie Nadzeika Greetings From the Past: A History of Morristown Through Postcard Images.  More details…

 

Sunday, June 15, 2014  1 – 4pm

  • Author Book Signing: Betsy Guzenski will bring and discuss Washington Township Images. The book takes the reader through a pictorial tour of the township which was once the home of Lenni Lenape people, and later became the home of Dutch, English and German settlers. See the full list of author book signings this spring.  Regular admission applies, members free.

 

Sunday, June 22, 2014  1 – 4pm

  • Author Book Signing: Beth Shaw and Mt Tabor Historical Society Staff will bring and discuss Images of America: Mount Tabor.  The book includes photographs, maps and brief histories of this enclave of charming Victorian homes and unique public buildings, from the early days of the establishment of the Camp Meeting Association, through the transformation of the tent communities into cottage dwellings. See the full list of author book signings this spring.  Regular admission applies, members free.

 

Sunday, June 29, 2014  1 – 4pm

  • Author Book Signing: Maxine N. Lurie will bring and discuss New Jersey: A History of the Garden State.  Dr. Lurie is the editor of of this volume, which presents a fresh, comprehensive overview of New Jersey’s history from the prehistoric era to the present. All chapters are set in the context of the history of the United States as a whole, illustrating how New Jersey is often a bellwether for the nation. See the full list of author book signings this spring.  Regular admission applies, members free.

October 19, 2014

  • Historic District House Tour - Save the Date! If you enjoyed our Historic District House Tour in October 2012, during which several neighbors opened their homes to visitors, we hope you will save the date for this year’s event! More information…

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