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Winter Family Day. Photography by Joshua Winata.

Family Program

Winter Family Day
This year's annual Winter Family Day celebrates ghosts and mysteries, taking a page out of the stories of Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. Scrooge, Cratchit, and the Ghost of Christmas Present will sweep families into a whirlwind of exuberant fun. Come join this merry bunch and enjoy puppets, an art workshop, strolling characters, a costume photo shoot, and more. Appropriate for ages 3–12.

Schedule of Events

2–3 p.m.
The Composer's Paintbrush: Storytelling with Music
To start off the afternoon, we've invited Juilliard faculty member Adam Glaser for another episode of The Composer's Paintbrush. This time Adam will show children how a composer tells stories with music.
Limited seating on first-come, first-served basis.

2–5 p.m.
Christmas Present!
The Grand Falloons company leads visitors in a lively celebration of Victorian London with impersonations of A Christmas Carol characters Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present, and Charles Dickens, as well as a few magical and musical guests...

2–5 p.m.
Creepy Craft: Create a Haunted House
In the mood for a little ghost hunting? Drawing inspiration from the Morgan's Poe exhibition, you can craft your own haunted house with Morgan Educator Lisa Libicki, who will provide ghostly art material to fuel the imagination.

3–5 p.m.
The Elegant Masquerade: Photo Shoot in the Parlors
Children travel through time, trying on colorful hand-made costumes created by artist and educator Pamela Koehler and inspired by the Morgan's collections of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, drawings, and children's books. Photographer Josh Winata will take digital photos that will be sent to families by email at no charge.

3:30–3:50 p.m.
A Christmas Carol Off the Shelves: Reading in the Library
Be dazzled by Mr. Morgan's Library as the Grand Falloons company brings Dickens and his masterpiece to life right off the book shelves with a spirited dramatic reading of short excerpts from A Christmas Carol.

4–5 p.m.
Quiet Time: Reading in The Library
Are you ready for a really good mystery story? Join our Morgan staff for some quiet reading in Mr. Morgan's Library, and discover the secret "behind" the books...


Sunday, December 8, 2013, 2–5 p.m.

Free with museum admission.

Family programs are generously underwritten by Great Circle Foundation Inc.

The Morgan's education programs are generously supported in part by The Alice Tully Fund for Art and Music, the William Randolph Hearst Fund for Educational Programs, and by the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation Fund for Education and Technology, with further generous assistance from Great Circle Foundation, Inc., the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., MetLife Foundation, and The Armand G. Erpf Fund.

Family programs are generously underwritten by Great Circle Foundation Inc.

The Morgan's education programs are generously supported in part by The Alice Tully Fund for Art and Music, the William Randolph Hearst Fund for Educational Programs, and by the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation Fund for Education and Technology, with further generous assistance from Great Circle Foundation, Inc., the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., MetLife Foundation, and The Armand G. Erpf Fund.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.



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Background images: Photography by Todd Eberle unless otherwise noted. © 2006 Todd Eberle.