Friday, November 2, 2012

Weekend Historical Happenings: 11/3/12 - 11/4/12

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Because of Hurricane Sandy and the related clean-up efforts, virtually all events this weekend have been cancelled or postponed. 

Saturday - Sunday, November 3 - 4 - Newark, Essex County
Newark Museum Open

The Newark Museum is offering free admission on Saturday and Sunday. They will have art and science activities for children and group tours. For those who need it, you can charge your cell phone and and enjoy free WiFi.

The galleries will be open 12:00 noon to 5 pm. The Planetarium, Gift Shop and Café will also be open for your enjoyment and convenience. The Newark Museum is located at 49 Washington Street,Newark, New Jersey 07102.

Sunday, November 4 - New York City
Consortium on Conserving Damaged Works of Arts

A free public presentation on recovering wet art and cultural materials will be held Sunday from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm at The Museum of Modern Art . Speakers from the American Institute for Conservation Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT), along with conservators from MoMA, will provide suggestions and answer questions on how to safely handle and dry wet materials such as paintings, drawings, books, sculpture, and other artistic and cultural works. The consortium will take place in MoMA's Celeste Bartos Theater, in the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, 4 West 54 Street, New York.

The presentation is designed to be of special help to the many artists and galleries whose works were affected by Hurricane Sandy.

MoMA has also issued a document, Immediate Response for Collections, that offers guidelines for dealing with art damaged by flooding. It offers step by step measures that can be taken to conserve artworks in a variety of mediums that have been damaged by water, including library and archive collections. It also includes a list of suppliers and emergency services that can provide some of the services listed in the document. The document is available on the Museum’s web site,

Resources and information on disaster recovery and salvage can be found on the AIC website at The public can also call AIC-CERT at 202.661.8068. Donations can be made at

Sunday, November 4 - Maywood, Bergen County
Historic Train Station Open House

The Maywood Station Museum located at 269 Maywood Avenue, Maywood, NJ will be open on Sunday from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm.

The Maywood Station Historical Committee preserved the 1872 New York, Susquehanna & Western (NYS&W) railroad station in Maywood and operates it as a museum with a mission to preserve the railroad and cultural heritage of Maywood through restoration and preservation, historical awareness, archiving and interpretation, museum open houses, meetings and special events. For more information visit

If you and your family need to get out, here are other sites and museums that remain open to the public at this time:

Battleship New Jersey, Camden, NJ
Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May, NJ
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Morven Museum & Gardens, Princeton, NJ
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ


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