Tea and Treasures

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This series features engaging lectures, great conversation, and light refreshments. Advance registration required.

Lecture and Tour Program (includes Museum admission)
Museum Members: $10
Non-Members: $15

Lecture Only Program
Museum Members: $10 (includes Museum admission)
Non-Members: $12 (Stay after the lecture and tour the Museum for an additional $3 added on to your ticket price).

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Keyed trumpet by Joseph Greenhill, London, ca. 1830, NMM 7161. Photograph by Mark Olencki. 

STEM and the Art of the Trumpet (Lecture Only)
Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 2:00PM

The trumpet is a glorious musical instrument, but the sounds it produces are rooted in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) of its construction. This talk will turn sound into numbers, and back again. Dr. Cleveland Johnson, Executive Director of the Morris Museum and Professor Emeritus of Music of DePauw University, brings his extensive college-teaching experience to offer this STEM perspective on our special exhibit Trumpets, Weird and Wonderful: Treasures from the National Music Museum.



Digging Around the Whippany Burying Yard (Lecture Only)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 2:00PM

The “hidden,” historic gem of Northwest New Jersey celebrated its Tricentennial celebration in 2018 and contains the first known grave of the region. Join author and historian Michael Czuchnicki to learn how the important elements of this great country came together, including the geography, resources, life, law, war, and especially people. The story begins at 15,000 years BC and shows how Whippany was born and became an important town in New Jersey.

Washington Crossing the Delaware, Emanuel Leutze, oil on canvas, 1851. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Painting the American Revolution: The Founding of our Country through the Eyes of the Artist (Lecture Only)
Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 2:00PM

Join historian Joel Farkus for a look at the American Revolution as seen through the eyes of the artists who chronicled the founding of our country. Learn about the huge impact these and other works of art had in arousing the passions that shaped public opinion both during and after the war. Discover more about the artists themselves, as well as select paintings, poetry, music, and more!

Simply Steampunk, A Curator’s View(Lecture & Tour)
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 2:00PM

Get an inside view from our curator of this newly opened exhibition!