Special Programs & Events


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Disc Musical BoxGuinness Composer Series: Amusing Musicals
Thursday, May 21, 6:30-8:00pm
Thursday, May 28, 3:00-4:30pm

Spanning multiple decades, join us on a “mechanical” musical journey to experience enjoyable tunes by well-known composers.

Tickets: $7 Members / $9 Non-members
For tickets, call 973.971.3706

Image: Stella, Disc Musical Box, Mermod Frères, c. 1900, Ste. Croix Switzerland, ID: 2003.18.103a-g

Obscura Day2015 International Obscura Day:
Crazy Mechanical Clowns! Automata from the Murtogh D. Guinness Collection

Saturday, May 30, 12:30-2:00pm

In celebration of Obscura Day 2015, join the Guinness Collection curator and conservator for an interesting and unique demonstration program of clown automata! Come and delight in the fantastical doings of the incredible clowns, jesters and harlequins from the Guinness Collection. Then join us for a private tour behind the locked doors of the Guinness Viewable storage area, where over 500 more mechanical musical instruments and automata live!

Obscura Day is the real-world manifestation of Atlas Obscura – a day of expeditions, back-room tours, unusual access and discovery in your hometown. More than just cataloging the curious, wondrous and overlooked places of the world, we’d like to encourage you to actually go out and explore them. Special events will be taking place at unusual locations across the globe as we highlight obscure collections, eclectic museums, hidden wonders and curiosities near and afar to show that the same sense of wonder invoked by exotic travels can be found close to home if you know where to look. For more information, visit atlasobscura.com

Tickets: $25

To reserve/buy tickets: eventbrite.com

Shirley Temple Film Series
Saturday, May 23, 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm

11:00am         Bright Eyes, 1934
1:00pm           Curly Top, 1935
3:00pm           Wee Willie Winkie, 1937

Tickets: $5 Members per film; $7 Non-members per film

To purchase tickets, call 973.971.3706.

Joshi KhyatiThe Hidden History and Legacies of Indian America with Professor Khyati  Joshi
Saturday, June 6, 2015, 1:30pm

Indian Americans have been part of the fabric of America since the late 1700’s and have played a major role in the development of our culturally and religiously pluralistic society. Through a discussion of key historical moments, the audience will leave with a better understanding of how Indian Americans have and continue to shape the nation today.

FREE with Museum admission. To register, call 973.971.3706.

NJHumanitiesCouncilThis program was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.