Children’s Programs

Children & Family Programs

MHHM_Lincoln Day_23(L)_Courtesy of Stan Freeny Family Programs


Abraham Lincoln Remembered
Monday, February 19, 2018
10-11:30 am; 1-2:30 pm; 3:30-5:00 pm

Learn about Lincoln’s whistle-stop train trip that began on February 11, 1861 when he traveled from his home in Springfield, Illinois to Washington, DC, where he took the presidential oath of office and began his first term as president.

Families will:

  • Trace Lincoln’s journey through seven states on a large floor map.
  • Use “travel cards” to discover significant events that took place including the role Detective Allan Pinkerton had in protecting the president-elect.
  • Design a booklet on Abraham Lincoln with images and famous quotes.

$6 members; $8 non-members; Free for adult chaperones


Storytime at 2
Sunday, March 18
2:00 pm

Come hear a story about a family’s life on a boat living and working on Mr. Macculloch’s canal. FREE with museum admission.


Making Maps Workshop
Friday, April 6
1:00-3:00 pm

Learn how to make a map and how to use a surveyor’s tool, the Gunter’s chain. Program includes activities in the Navigating New Jersey: Maps at Macculloch Hall exhibit.

$8 general admission, $6 members, free for adult chaperones.


National Public Gardens Day
Saturday, May 12, 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Enjoy Macculloch Hall’s historic garden buzzing with family activities and presentations. Children and their caregivers create art and explore the garden. FREE.


Pre-registration: 973-538-2404, ext. 16 or email