The museum s costumed docents will greet visitors at the door of the colonial farmhouse.
There are numerous activities planned for the afternoon, including Halloween story-telling, tattoos and face painting. Children can decorate Halloween cupcakes and make two additional crafts to take home. Festive refreshments will be served. Be sure to come in Halloween costume.
The fee for Halloween Hocus Pocus is $4 for children; accompanying adults are free. No reservations are necessary for any activity.
Upcoming programs on the museum's autumn schedule of events include Theorem Painting - A Forgotten Art" on Nov. 4, Colloquialisms - Expressions from the Past" on Nov. 11, Thanksgiving Dinner Demonstration and Table Customs and Manners on Nov. 18, Gingerbread Sunday on Dec. 2 (reservations required), and "Italian Christmas Customs on Dec. 9.
The Miller-Cory Museum, built in 1740, is listed on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places and as a site on the New Jersey Women's Heritage Trail. The museum is available for school, scout, or other group tours on weekdays during the morning or after school.
Other programs include a showcase of 18th century skills during which volunteers demonstrate colonial-era crafts and discuss 18th century life in New Jersey for interested groups, including on-site at local schools.