Monday, November 12, 2012

Historical Organization of the Week: Paterson Friends of the Great Falls

Every Monday, I highlight a non-profit related to history or the arts, a historical society, preservation group or friends group whose main objective is to promote the historical and artistic history of New Jersey.

This week, I am featuring the Paterson Friends of the Great Falls. Paterson Friends of the Great Falls is dedicated to protecting and promoting the cultural and economic growth in the Great Falls / S.U.M. National Historic Landmark District in the City of Paterson, New Jersey. The goals of the group are to increase public awareness, focus critical attention on resources and issues, acquire expertise and provide leadership on issues related to historic preservation, environmental protection, planning, and economic development. The Friends also advocate preserving other historic districts and environmentally sensitive areas as a means to revitalize communities and improve quality of life.

The Paterson Friends of the Great Falls have been instrumental in advocating press coverage for the Great Falls, has worked with the National Park Service as they develop a plan for the new National Park, and has worked with federal, state, county and municipal officials to preserve archaeological features of the 118 acre Great Falls Historic District.

For more information about the Paterson Friends of the Great Falls and their mission, please visit or call 917-508-6492 .

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