Children’s Programs

Children & Family Programs

MHHM_Lincoln Day_23(L)_Courtesy of Stan Freeny Family Programs

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Friday, November 10
1:00-2:30 pm

While visiting MHHM’s exhibit on presidential history, learn more about Dolley Madison and her role as First Lady. Hear how Dolley handled the arrival of unexpected guests in August 1814. After viewing examples of White House china, design your own pattern and “decorate a dish” to take home.  Recommended for ages 7 to 10 years old.

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


Storytime at 2
Sunday, November 19
2:00 pm

Stop by for a story and hear how days of thanksgiving were celebrated by early presidents. FREE with museum admission.


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 Mapping New Jersey: Maps at Macculloch Hall exhibit.

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


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