Education & Family Programs


MHHM Museum Educator Cynthia Winslow with the Assumption School_Image Courtesy of Stan Freeny

Education & Family Programs:

Programs are available both at the Museum and in your classroom.  At the Museum, programs  may be scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and vary from 1 to 2 hours in length. We offer Home School Workshops several times per semester, see below. All programs must be scheduled in advance. Please contact the Museum Educator for availability. April, May, and June dates are popular and should be scheduled a minimum of two months in advance. On-site programs have a 50-student-per-day limit.

 PreSchool Programs:

Growing in the Garden is a twice monthly, year-round Preschool Program for 3-5 year olds and their caregivers.

Growing in the Garden thru December, 2014

Girl and Boy Scout Programs:

We offer Girl Scout programs for Juniors, Brownies and Daisies through the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey and the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey.  Please contact the Museum Educator for details.

New programs for Boy Scouts, Architecture, Past and Present 


Cub Scouts Where and When: Maps Now and Then are now available.  Please contact the Museum Educator for details.

Homeschool Programs:

Home School Workshop Series for Fall 2014: Roads, Trails, Canals and Rails explores how New Jersey’s transportation infrastructure developed and keeps us on the move today.  Preregistration required. Contact our Museum Educator .

Family Programs (ages 7-12):

School Programs:

Grades 1-5: Program Brochure & Content Standards

Grade 1: A Home Away From Home

Grades 2, 3: Lessons From The Garden

Grades 2, 3: Through the Keyhole

Grades 1 – 5: Meeting Mr. Macculloch

Grades 4 – 5: Building the Morris Canal

Grades 5-11 Programs Overview, Content Standards

Thomas Nast School Programs – This new program series follows iconic American cartoonist Thomas Nast’s career from an up-and-coming artist with passion and courage, to an experienced political cartoonist who used his talent to influence public opinion over national issues in post-Civil War America:

Meet the Press: Civil War Weekly Newspapers

Curbing the Copperheads: Nast and the 1864 Election

Portraying Post-War Presidents: Johnson and Grant

Civil War School Programs – the Museum offers several interactive programs that focus on the lives of George Macculloch’s three grandsons who served in the Union Army and Navy during dramatic and critical moments during the war and Reconstruction:

A Call to Arms (life of Lindley Hoffman Miller)

The Blockade Begins (life of Henry Miller)

The Home Front (life of Jacob Miller)

For classes or groups wishing to schedule use of the historic gardens as an outdoor classroom, please contact the museum office for availability.

To schedule school programs, contact Museum Educator Cynthia Winslow  (973) 538-2404 ext. 16.