Summer in Song & Verse

Celebrate the summer in song and verse in MHHM’s historic gardens!


Sundays at 2:00 pm

June 25: Spook Handy

Perhaps best known for his performances with Pete Seeger at festivals and concerts over 50 times from 2003-20013, Spook Handy is a spirited folk singer committed to building community through song. Join us for Spook’s “Remembering Pete Seeger” World Tour which brings songs, stories and Pete’s message to all 50 U.S. states, all 10 Canadian provinces, and many other countries, as well as all 21 New Jersey counties.

To see Spook in action:


July 9: Harmonium Choral Society

One of New Jersey’s best-known choral arts organizations, Harmonium Choral Society was founded in 1979. Since 1987, this acclaimed program has been under the direction of Artistic Director Dr. Anne Matlack. Harmonium’s select 20-voice Chamber Singers will lift their voices in song at Macculloch Hall.

For a preview of their work:


July 23: Dolce Trio

Violinist Lynn Siebert, cellist Liz Cabrera and flutist/recorder player Kris Lamb have performed as The Dolce Trio since 1994. Their wide-ranging classical repertoire spans from the medieval to contemporary period and they are known for their “polished, expressive, and richly varied performances.” Join us in the Schoolroom Gallery for a selection of classical music celebrating summer in our historic house.


September 24: Poets in the Garden

Now in its fifteenth year, Poets in the Garden is delighted to welcome celebrated poets Robert Carnevale and Elizabeth (Mimi) Danson.

Robert Carnevale’s poems have been published in The Paris Review, The New Yorker, The Alaska Quarterly and other magazines and anthologies. His co-translations (with Carol Ueland) of poems by Aleksandr Kushner have been published in The Kenyon Review, Agni, World Literature Today, and Poetry Daily. For six years, he was Assistant Coordinator of the Dodge Poetry Program and he now teaches writing and literature at Drew University and Kean University.

Born in India, Elizabeth (Mimi) Danson spent her early years in China and pursued her education in England. Her poetry has appeared in U.S. 1 WorksheetsThe New ReviewFourth GenreAnon One, among other publications. A Princeton-based poet, she will read selections from her most recent work, The Luxury of Obstacles, published by the Ragged Sky Press.

Programs are rain or shine. In the case of inclement weather or overbearing heat, programs will be held in the Schoolroom Gallery.

 $10 for adults, FREE for members.