The American Labor Museum is proud to offer Distance Learning Classes on a wide variety of topics that address the topics of workers, immigrants, labor struggles, child labor and more.  These videoconferencing classes are available on a daily basis for your school, library and/or organization.  Advanced registration is required.

Distance Learning Classes that are available are listed below.

To register, please call the Museum (973) 595-7953 or email to request a date and time.  You will receive a confirmation over the phone or via email.  A pre/post teacher's guide/suggested classroom activities packet is also aviable upon request. 

 The fee per lesson is $75.00 for members of the American Labor Museum and $100.00 for others (45 minute session).

Technical Information:

  • The museum's equipment consists of a Polycom HDX and a monitor.
  • The museum utilizes IP to connect with your school/organization's ITU standards-based systems.
  • To ensure optimal connectivity, a test call is requested.
  • For more information about distance learning classes, please call the museum at (973) 595-7953 or contact us using our contact form.

The American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.  Funding is provided, in part, by the New Jersey Cultural Trust. 


American Textile Industry, 1900 - Present

Through photos and artifacts, the history of textile manufacturing, with special attention to the silk industry of Paterson, NJ is discussed.  Students gain an undertanding of the impact of changing technology, immigrant workers and labor unions upon the industry.
(NJ Core Curriculum Standards, 3.4, 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5)