One of the special features of the museum is its extensive programming. On most Sundays from September to June, the museum is open to the public and offers presentations on a wide variety of topics, many geared towards children. A unique feature is the open hearth cooking performed in the museum’s Frazee Building during the spring and fall. Members of the Cooking Committee demonstrate the skills used in 18th century open-hearth cooking, using authentic recipes, utensils, and foods appropriate to the era and season. Samples may be offered for visitors to try. The cooks of the Miller-Cory House Museum have been featured in the New York Times and other national magazines.
Fall 2017 Schedule of Events
September 17 – Horrors of the One-Room School House
October 14 – Theorem Painting Workshop 10a.m. Reservations required.
October 21 and 22 – Union County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend – Noon- 4p.m both days. Free admission.
October 29 – Halloween Hocus Pocus – 1:30-4:00p.m. Reservations required. $5/child; accompanying adults are free. Reservations are being accepted by phone or email through 10/23, and by phone only through noon 10/28.
November 5 – Benefit Concert – Florian Schantz Jazz Combo – 2p.m. (Made possible in part by a HEART – History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands – Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders)
November 12 – Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Demonstration & 18th Century Table Customs and Manners
December 3 – Gingerbread Sunday 1:30-4:00p.m. Reservations required. $5/child; accompanying adults are free. Reservations required.
The museum’s Sunday programs are between 2:00 and 4:00 unless otherwise noted. Open-hearth cooking demonstrations in the Frazee Building will be a part of most Sunday programs. Admission (unless otherwise noted): $4.00 age 13 & old; $3.00 ages 3-12; free under age 3. Please call or email with any questions.