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BAR Workshop: Handmade Valentines

Education Annex 23 Main Street, Madison, NJ

Join Fairy Art Mother Shari Seltzer to create Valentine’s Day handmade valentines from vintage and everyday materials that capture the spirit of friendship. This is a mixed-media art workshop celebrating friendship. This activity is appropriate for students currently attending kindergarten through 5th grade. Class is limited to 10. Pre-registration is required, register here.

$5

Stained Glass Hearts Craft Day

Education Annex 23 Main Street, Madison, NJ

President's Day Craft: Stained glass hearts. Kids of all ages are invited to participate in making stained glass hearts. These beautiful and bright designs will be made using a variety of materials. $5 per family, please pre-register here. Two projects will be offered suitable for age 5-9 and 10-13. 

$5

BAR Workshop – Make-a-Book

Education Annex 23 Main Street, Madison, NJ

Please join BAR artists Bojana and Chris in this workshop to learn to make a simple mixed-media pamphlet book out of fabric or paper. Participants should be old enough to use scissors and glue and a large (dull) needle with thread for a very simple pre-punched stitch. Space is limited. Pre-registration required - register here.

$5

Bedbugs, Boarders, and Beefs: The Business of Boardinghouse Keeping in 19th-Century America

Virtual Via Zoom

In honor of Women’s History Month, METC presents this lecture on the history of women’s work as boardinghouse keepers and why popular culture often portrayed them less than positively. From ravenous bedbugs to penny-pinching landladies, from disreputable housemates to "boarder's beef," this lecture illuminates the annoyances—and the satisfactions—of nineteenth-century boarding life. Presented by Dr. Wendy …

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$10

St. Patrick’s Day Dance exhibition

Education Annex 23 Main Street, Madison, NJ

Everyone's favorite Irish holiday has come for 2023! Come to METC Annex on March 11th at 2:00pm to celebrate Irish culture with Niall O’Leary and friends! There will be Irish Step dancing, singing, and live music. Bring your children to participate and learn a little dance! Our very own METC Curator of Education may even …

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FREE

Architecture Tour

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts 9 Main Street, Madison, NJ

On April 15, 2023 at 11am, explore some of the many architectural gems in downtown Madison including the James Library Building with METC Staff on a walking tour. Pre-registration is required. This tour is free to METC members and $15 for non-members.

$15
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