Monday, March 18, 2013

Organization of the Week: American Labor Museum

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 American Labor Museum. The American Labor Museum is a non-profit 501(c) educational institution. The museum features changing exhibits, restored period rooms and Old World Gardens that reflect the lifestyle of an immigrant family of the early 1900s, a free lending library, and a museum store. The museum offers changing exhibits, lectures, poetry readings, teachers' workshops and other special events throughout the year.

The museum's education program provides on-site field trip programs, including Millworker/Millowner (in conjunction with Lambert Castle and the Great Falls Visitors Center) and Labor Education Tour (in conjunction with the Paterson Museum and the Great Falls Visitors Center) and virtual field trips via videoconferencing (distance learning). Other programs offered by the museum include lesson plans, specialized tours for boy and girl scouts, home schooled children, and after-school groups, and Saturday labor art classes.

The American Labor Museum relies on memberships, fundraising, and countless volunteers to continue its mission. For more information on programs, special events, and exhibits hosted by the American Labor Museum or to become a member or volunteer, please visit

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