Photo caption: Learn about Molly Pitcher and more at Family Day on Friday 11/25 at our museum (photo credit: McKay Imaging LLC)
FREEHOLD – Monmouth County Historical Association’s museum at 70 Court Street will hold a special Family Day on Friday, November 25, 2016 from 10am to 4pm.
Spend time with your family with museum activities and learn about our shared history.
In the morning, visit our Battle of Monmouth exhibition, That Memorable Sabbath-day: The Battle of Monmouth in Drawings, Paintings & Prints, and join in activities such as a scavenger hunt, drawing your pictures of the infamous battle, finding Molly Pitcher throughout the exhibition, and touching artifacts from the battlefield.
In the afternoon, there will be a showing of “The Tigger Movie” at 1pm. In this 75 minute movie, Tigger tries to find out about his family history and searches for other Tiggers. After the movie, create your own family tree and visit our latest exhibition about a Monmouth County family who has lived here for almost 300 years – Hartshorne: Eight Generations and Their Highlands Estate Called Portland. This exhibition tells the story of the Hartshorne family through many never before displayed documents, artifacts, paintings, textiles, silver, and furniture.
Activities and movie are included with admission. Free for members, $5 for adults, $2.50 for students and seniors, and children under 6 are free.
Monmouth County Historical Association, a private non-profit organization that has been working to preserve history and provide educational opportunities since its founding in 1898 comprises a Museum, Archives, Research Library in Freehold and Five Historic House Museums located around the county. The Museum and Research Library is located at 70 Court Street in Freehold. Museum hours are: Tuesdays - Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Research Library hours are: Wednesdays –Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Five Historic House Museums around the County are open seasonally.
For further information about the Association, please call (732) 462-1466 or visit the web site at www.monmouthhistory.org.
Monmouth County Historical Association received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.