Thursday, May 3, 2012
Ten sites will offer free admission on May 20, in honor of "National Tourism Week."
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Looking for a little culture on the cheap? Then, mark your calendar for May 20, when 10 historic sites and museums in Morris County will offer free admission from noon to 4 p.m., in honor of "National Tourism Week." Note: The Mansion in May, Glynallyn, is not participating in this program. The press release is below. Ten historic sites and museums throughout Morris County are inviting the public to “Be Our Guest” on Sunday, May 20, from noon to 4 p.m. in celebration of National Tourism Week. Participating institutions will open their doors and waive their admission fees during those hours. The event is sponsored by the Morris County Alliance for Tourism. For more information, call 973-631-5151. Sites participating in the event: Acorn Hall…
Monday, February 1, 2010
The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts offers opportunities to locals for family outings.
The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts (METC) fills the upcoming months with events and activities for children and adults. The two events launching the February activities are the official opening of the new Lenape exhibit on on Tuesday, and the Pre-Groundhog Day celebration today that continues into Tuesday. The Lenape exhibit predates all other exhibits at the METC, which typically revolve around the Colonial period to pre-Industrial Revolution. It is a very hands-on exhibit and is about Lenape life before the European settlement, said April Lyzak, Coordinator at the METC. "I'm excited about it because it directly touches on an important part of the elementary school curriculum, and will offer teachers an opportunity to provide a unique…
Friday, January 1, 2010
The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts is a historical experience.
The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts sits meshed between history and technology, amidst modern roads and shops in the center of town. With its cathedral-like vaulted ceilings shaped by glossy bricks in a relaxed shade of green and colorful stained-glass windows, the entire building is almost Dickens-like, complete with a Christmas wreath hanging on the overhead railing. The structure, built by D. Willis James over 100 years ago, was originally intended as Madison's first free public library. However, when the library outgrew the limited space in 1969, Edgar and Agnes Land lobbied to turn the building into a museum where they could showcase their extensive private collection. "They were avid collectors of objects of early trade: they …