Now through Jan. 28, fans of history can view a selection of correspondence, art and artifacts related to our past presidents at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum (MHHM). The exhbition, “A Presidential Collection: W. Parsons Todd Collects Washington, Lincoln, and More!” is on display through January 28, 2018 in the Schoolroom Gallery.
Items on view include a silhouette locket of George Washington rumored to contain his hair, china from Presidents Lincoln, Grant, Pierce, Hayes and more, as well as one of five known existing copies of George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation from 1789.
The exhibition also anticipates the interest of children in history, and includes a special children’s component titled Eating & Working in the President’s House. Through interactive displays, children learn about the day-to-day lives of famous presidents and their families. A special program, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, will be held November 10 from 1:00-2:30 pm where attendees view White House china and decorate their own dish to take home. Storytime at 2 will be held on November 19 at 2:00 pm with a story about how Thanksgiving was celebrated by early presidents. Pre-registration is required. To register for these programs please contact Museum Educator Cynthia Winslow at [email protected] or (973) 538-2404 ext. 16.
For more information about the exhibition and related programming, see the museum website: www.maccullochhall.org.