Macculloch Hall Historical Museum Welcomes Trick or Treaters
Monday, October 31 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
Children and their families are invited to “Trick or Treat” at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum on Wednesday October 31st from 1pm until 5pm. Visitors can park in front of the Museum, stop in for some candy and then enjoy the beautiful gardens. The historic gardens at the Museum are a perfect setting for picture opportunities or to take a break before or after visiting other “Trick or Treat” venues on South Street.
The Museum is open for regular tours of the period rooms and galleries between 1pm and 4pm and tickets are on sale from 1pm. Admission for tours is Adults $8; Seniors & Students $6; Children 6 – 12 $4. Members and children under 5 are free and “Trick or Treaters” (who are stopping in for candy!) are free.
During touring hours this fall visitors can visit the exhibit The Other Side of War: The Civil War on the Home Front which is featured in the Museum’s upstairs gallery. Learn about the fascinating connections between Macculloch grandson Lindley Miller, Robert Gould Shaw (made famous in the 1989 film “Glory”), and Shaw’s brother-in-law, Charles Russell Lowell. The exhibit features letters to loved ones back home, Lincoln memorabilia from the Museum’s collection and a document signed by Lincoln as President and the Secretary of War. Also on display in the Nast Gallery, inspired by the current Presidential campaign, November election and January inauguration, Macculloch Hall Historical Museum presents more than twenty examples of presidential campaign images from the second half of the nineteenth century with the exhibit Thomas Nast: President Maker and Campaign Breaker. The exhibit illustrates the six presidential campaigns for the twenty year period from 1864 through 1884. Both galleries are open to ticketed visitors during touring hours.
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. The last tickets for admission are sold at 3 p.m. Call the Museum at (973) 538-2404 ext. 10, visit our website www.maccullochhall.org or find us on Facebook. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is a nonprofit educational affiliate of the W. Parsons Todd Foundation.
Image attached: MHHM_Halloween 2011_Volunteer Sue Hulme_Courtesy of Stan Freeny
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