2014 Programs and Events
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Education Programs – a wide variety of programs are available onsite and offsite for preschool, home school, public and private school students, Girl Scouts (Daisies, Brownies, Juniors), Cub and Boy Scouts. More information…
Opening Sunday, November 2nd, 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 Previously unpublished oil paintings and watercolors, rarely seen pencil sketches, pen and ink drawings, and original architectural elements from the artist’s home will be among the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.
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.
Sunday, December 7th
Christmas Exhibit— Another Stocking To Fill: Antique Christmas Toys and Decorations – December 7th, 2014 through January 29th, 2015; closes for the week of December 24th, reopens January 4th, 2015.
1-4:30 pm: Enjoy traditional decorations and view holiday-themed Thomas Nast works while touring the period rooms. The Drawing Room Christmas Tree will be decked with handcrafted period-styled ornaments. Children will be able to decorate a stocking and write and mail a letter to Santa. The exhibit “Another Stocking to Fill: Antique Christmas Toys and Decorations” will premiere with curator tours. Christmas Gift Shop will be open. Regular tour admission
4:30 pm: Harmonium Outreach Chorus performs Christmas and global music for all ages including some audience sing-alongs. From familiar carols to wassails and rounds, African and Yiddish – something for everyone! $8 adults, $4 kids (6-12 yrs) Concert-only tickets. $5 ticket ($4 kids) Visitors who purchased an afternoon museum ticket, members or students.
Hands-on activities for families to enjoy together.
“Civil War at Sea: Boats in Battle” – Friday, November 7 10 am – 12 noon or 1-3 pm
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