Don’t Miss Halloween Hocus Pocus, Theorem Painting, and More October Events

Theorem painting workshop at Miller Cory House Museum Westfield NJSaturday October 14 – 10am to noon

Theorem Painting Workshop

Delicate, brightly colored, and charming – all of these words describe “theorem painting,” an art form popular in early America which uses stencils to create images on fabric. On Saturday, October 14, from 10:00 am to noon, the Miller-Cory House Museum will host a theorem painting workshop all about this lovely craft. The program includes a brief history of theorem painting. Participants will learn about the techniques of painting with stencils and create a theorem picture to take home, suitable for framing. Participants should wear old clothing or a smock as the paints are oil based.

The workshop is open to anyone 14 years and older. Registration is required; the fee is $15. Please call or email the museum to register or for further information.

Saturday October 21 and Sunday October 22 — Noon to 4pm both days

Four Centuries in a Weekend

The Miller Cory House Museum will be participating in Union County’s annual Four Centuries in a Weekend. Both days feature David Bala, The Village Blacksmith, and Dana Bala, Textile Display.

In the museum’s Frazee Building, members of the Cooking Committee will demonstrate open hearth cooking, using colonial era recipes, ingredients, and cooking utensils. Admission is free.

Halloween Hocus Pocus Miller

Sunday, October 29 — 1:30 to 4:00pm

Halloween Hocus Pocus

It’s time to plan some Halloween fun!  Visit the Miller-Cory House Museum to celebrate Halloween Hocus Pocus. The program is appropriate for young children, ages 3 through elementary school.

The museum’s costumed docents will greet visitors at the door of the colonial farmhouse. There are numerous activities planned for the afternoon, including decorating your own Halloween cupcake, a scavenger hunt, crafts, storytelling, face painting, and tattoos. Festive refreshments will be served. Be sure to come in Halloween costumes!

The fee for Halloween Hocus Pocus is $5.00 for children; accompanying adults are free. Reservations are required and are being accepted by phone or email through October 23 and by phone only, through noon, October 28.