Family Program: “Abraham Lincoln Remembered”

In honor of President’s Day, Macculloch Hall Historical Museum will hold the family program “Abraham Lincoln Remembered” on Monday, February 17, 2014. Families will trace the route of Lincoln’s famous whistle-stop train trip that brought him to Washington, D.C. in 1861 to take the presidential oath of office and begin his presidency.  Families will use “travel cards” to find out about significant events that took place during the trip, including the roles that famous 19th century American detective Allan Pinkerton and the first American female private eye Kate Warne, had in protecting the president-elect. The program concludes with an art activity where children can make and decorate a small book about Lincoln with images of and quotes from the beloved former president.

Three session times are available: a morning session from 10 am to 11:30 am, an early afternoon session from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, and a late afternoon session from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Activities are recommended for children 7 to 12 years old. Pre-registration is required.  Cost for the program includes craft materials and is $6 per child for Museum members and $8 per child for non-members. There is no charge for the accompanying adult.  To pre-register call (973) 538-2404 ext. 16 or email with name(s) and age(s) of children and a contact phone number and email address.

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Macculloch Hall Historical Museum preserves the history of the Macculloch-Miller families, the Morris area community, and the legacy of its founder W. Parsons Todd through its historic site, collections, exhibits, and educational and cultural programs. The Museum is open to tour the house and view exhibits on Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Adults $8; Seniors & Students $6; Children 6 – 12 $4. Members and children under 5 are free. The last tickets for admission are sold at 3 p.m. School tours, adult/senior tours and rentals may be scheduled by appointment. Call (973) 538-2404 ext. 10, visit our website or find us on Facebook.  Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960.  Macculloch Hall Historical Museum received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.  Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is a nonprofit educational affiliate of the W. Parsons Todd Foundation.

Image attached: MHHM_ Family Program_Courtesy of Stan Freeny

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