Winter/Spring Home School Series
The Power Behind Cartoons
Tuesday, October 24
In 1866 Thomas Nast (1840-1902) sharpened his pencil (pen) and went on the attack of 17th president, Andrew Johnson, whom Nast called King Andy. Learn how Nast’s drawings in Harper’s Weekly influenced politics and the Reconstruction. Program includes a tour of the exhibit and a printing project. Recommended for ages 10 and older. $6 members; $8 non-members. Free for adult chaperones. Pre-registration required for all programs.
Roads, Rails, Canals, and Trails
Fourth Tuesday, February-May 2018, 1:00-3:00 pm
Explore transportation technology and New Jersey maps to discover what and how goods were being transported and who was behind the construction that made it all possible. Using primary sources, students learn about the growing ease and speed of transportation that changed American attitudes about what we buy, where we live, and how we live. Families can attend one or all four sessions.
Tuesday, February 27 Trails and Early Turnpikes
Tuesday, March 27 Canals
Tuesday, April 24 Railroads
Tuesday, May 22 Roads, Tunnels and Highways
Recommended for ages 5 to 10 years old. $10 per child, free for adult chaperone.
Contact the Museum Educator for details and to register: (973) 538-2404, ext.16 or firstname.lastname@example.org