Upcoming Events at the Old Franklin Schoolhouse

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"Looking Back" Exhibit Reception

This fall, Transformations Gallery at the Old Franklin Schoolhouse will host an installation of some of the Metuchen-Edison Historical Society’s most interesting and beautifully composed images from its archives: Looking Back: unexpected images from the archives. 


Most of the photographs come from the Frey-Sen Collection donated to the Society in 2007, and date primarily from the 1950s and early 1960s.  The exhibit can be seen during any of the public events at the schoolhouse as well as by appointment.  All of the high quality prints, custom-mounted in archivally stable frames, are available for sale. 


In addition, there are two special opportunities to view the exhibit.  The first is during the Gallery Walk Metuchen on Sunday, October 5th from 12pm to 5pm when all six galleries in Metuchen will be open, and guides will be available in advance online and around town.  Then, on Sunday, November 16th from 1pm to 4pm, Transformations will host a special reception for Society members and friends, which will include a showing of the ca.1929 “Metuchen Movie.”  Light refreshments will be served.


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That's right, folks! On Sunday, November 16 the Old Franklin Schoolhouse is the fabled police phone box (it's bigger on the inside) and London during the Blitz.

FEATURING Jeff Maschi as Jack Harkness, Danielle Illario as Rose Tyler, Michael Jarmus as Dr. Constantine (and the Voice of Raconteur Radio), and starring Thom Boyer as everybody's favorite time-traveling, humanoid alien. And introducing Sam Reuter as the Empty Child!

WITH: Theatrical lighting, period costumes, vintage commercials, Golden Age radio equipment, and extensive sound effects!

PLUS: a variety of snacks and drinks including (Sonic) Screwdrivers (alcoholic), blue velvet cupcakes, and Pied Piper Punch (non-alcoholic).

AND: a display of Doctor Who memorabilia INCLUDING a range of Sonics from different seasons and, wait for it, a life-size Tardis box! Perfect for profile pics!

Come in cosplay and get a discount on your ticket! The more exceptional the cosplay, the steeper the discount! (For discount on advance tix, send a pic to raconteurbooks@gmail.com).

Two shows ONLY! At 6 & 8 PM.

$25 in advance. $35 at the door. $15 for ages 18 and under. Advance ticket info soon!

Raconteur Radio stages theatrical presentations (almost a hundred a year!) of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop cultural parodies in a variety of venues throughout the Tri-State area. For more info, visit www.RaconteurRadio.com.

This event co-hosted by the Borough Improvement League, the non-profit 501(c)3 organization devoted to preserving the Old Franklin Schoolhouse.


Holiday House Tour – Sunday, December 7


$20 in advance, $25 at the door

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