Monday, February 4, 2013

Organization of the Week: The Passaic County Historical Society

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 Passaic County Historical Society. Founded in 1926, the Passaic County Historical Society's mission is to "cultivate interest among individuals in the community at large in the history of Passaic County." Since 1934. the Society has maintained a library and museum housed in Lambert Castle on Garret Mountain Reservation in Paterson, NJ. The castle was built in 1892 as the home of Catholina Lambert, the owner of a prominent silk mill in the City of Paterson. The library, which contains approximately 2,800 books, encompasses a rich collection of materials related to the history of cities and towns within Passaic County as well as an extensive body of genealogical information on thousands of families who lived within the county.

The Passaic County Historical Society relies on memberships, fundraising, and countless volunteers to continue its mission. For more information on programs, special events, and exhibits hosted by the Passaic County Historical Society or to become a member or volunteer, please visit or call 973-247-0085.

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