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.
Growing in the Garden is a twice monthly, year-round Pre-school program for 3-5 year olds and their caregivers. The afternoon includes a story, a walk in the garden, and an art project. Pre-registration is required. Program meets 1:15 – 2:00 pm and 3:45 – 4:30 pm.
August 18 – Water, Water Everywhere
September 1 – What’s the Buzz on Honeybees?
September 15 – Digging in the Dirt
October 6 – Seed Search
October 20 – Look Up, Look Down; Autumn Colors All Around
November 3 – Apples Abound
November 17 – Curious About Clouds
December 1 – Hoot of a Time
December 15 – Who is in the Pear Tree?
Lunch with the Librarian returns Wednesdays in August and September at 12 noon. Free. Pre-school children and their caregivers are encouraged to bring lunch and enjoy stories under the Museum’s magnificent beech tree. Please enter the garden through the side gate. In the event of inclement weather, program will move indoors. Courtesy of the Morristown & Morris Township Library.
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.
Fall Girl Scout programs are available. For more information: Girl Scout Fall Flyer
Architecture: Past and Present – Tuesday, September 29th, 4:30-6:30 pm; Saturday, October 10th. 2:30-4:30 pm; Tuesday, October 13th, 4:30-6:30 pm
Boy Scouts working on the Architecture Merit Badge can explore the built environment at 19th century Macculloch Hall and the surrounding neighborhood, Morristown’s original historic district. Activities include a walking tour and building challenges which meet the requirements for the Architecture Merit Badge. Maximum group size is 20 participants. $10 per Scout; $5 per adult. For flyer: Boy Scout Fall Architecture
Where and When: Maps Now and Then – Tuesday, November 10th, 4:30 – 6:30 pm; Saturday, November 14th, 2:30 – 4:30 pm; Tuesday, December 8th, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Webelos can learn how New Jersey’s geography has influenced its history while earning their Geography Belt Loop and Academics Pin. For more information, please see flyer: Cub Scout and Webelos Fall Geography
Bricks & Beams: Building in NJ – Students will explore the built environment using 19th century Macculloch Hall and Morristown’s original Historic District as the focus. Programs meet 10:00 am – noon or 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
Tuesday, September 22th – First Impressions: Architectural Styles; Tuesday, October 27th – Stepping Through History: A Walking Tour; Tuesday, November 24th – Time to Build: The Sky is the Limit. For more information: Homeschool Series
Passage to Freedom: The End of Slavery Realized – Join MHHM in remembering the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Friday, November 6 from 10:00 am – noon or 1:00 – 3:00 pm. For more information: Passage to Freedom
- PreK.: NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards
- Kindergarten: NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards
- Preschool & Kindergarten: Early Childhood Programs
- Grades 1-5: Program Overview, Content Standards
- Grade 1: Home Away From Home
- Grades 2, 3: Lessons from Garden
- Grades 2, 3: Through the Key Hole
- Grades 1-5: Meeting Mr. Macculloch
- Grades 4-5: Building the Morris Canal
- Grade 5-11: Program 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 & 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.