2015 Spring Speaker Series
On the last Sunday of the month, Macculloch Hall Historical Museum presents a series of speakers relating to the current exhibits on display. Programs begin at 4:30 pm.
Sunday, February 22: “The Work of Thomas Nast” Ryan Hyman
Sunday, March 29: “Writing & Fighting the Civil Way” Bill Styple
Sunday, April 26: “The Morris Canal & the Morris Canal Greenway” Joe Macasek
Sunday, May 31: “Nast the Homebody” Nancy and Ken Miller
Sunday, June 28: “Currier & Ives: More than a Christmas Card” Steve Miller
Speaker tickets for sale on program days beginning at 1:00 pm, no advance sales, and include admission to museum exhibits and guided tour of period rooms. Adults $8, Seniors & Students $6, Children 6-12 $4. Members and children under 5 are admitted free. Last tour ticket is sold at 3:00 pm, speaker tickets will remain on sale until 4:30 pm.
In our upstairs gallery:
Another Stocking To Fill: Antique Christmas Toys and Decorations
This exhibit features charming toys and ornaments from a century ago. This is the seventh year this special exhibit has been created through generous object loans from Joe and Sharon Happle of “Sign of the Tymes Antiques” of Lafayette, NJ and local collector Barbara Silverstein.
December 7th, 2014 through January 29th, 2015; closes for the week of December 24th, reopens January 4th, 2015.
In the Schoolroom Gallery:
Thomas Nast: Unknown Works and American Icons
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum displays an important collection of rarely exhibited, virtually unknown works by the man whose art defined many of America’s most popular icons: Santa Claus, Uncle Sam, the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant. Previously unpublished oil paintings and watercolors, rarely seen pencil sketches, pen and ink drawings, and original architectural elements from the artist’s home will be among the objects presented in this exhibition.
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum holds the largest collection of original works by Thomas Nast, which has expanded through donations and acquisitions since its last major exhibit of Nast material.
Exhibit: The Civil War through the Eyes of Thomas Nast
Before radio, TV or the internet, there was political cartoonist Thomas Nast – illustrating battles, troop movements and both armies’ activities throughout the Civil War. Mounted to commemorate the final year of the Civil War Sesquicentennial (2011-2015), on view during touring hours in the second floor Thomas Nast Gallery through August 23, 2015. More about the exhibit here. Regular admission applies, members free.
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