January 26, 2021

Union Made: Fashioning America in the 20th Century exhibit at the American Labor Museum

Haledon, NJ - The American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark is proudly exhibiting Union Made:  Fashioning America in the 20th Century by Denise Green, Ph.D. and Patrizia Sione, Ph.D. through August 28, 2021.

Union Made:  Fshioning America in the 20th Century features union memorabilia and photographs to highlight the role unions played to improve working conditions and safety standards, wages, benefits, and promotion of the U.S. fashion industry during the 20th century.

Union Made:  Fashioning America in the 20th Century is a collaboration between the Kheel Center and Cornell Costume and Textile Collection at Cornell University to celebrate 20th century fashion trends alongside the history of organized labor and union labeling efforts in the United States.

Dr. Denis Green is assistant professor of fiber science and apparel design and director of the Cornell Costume and Textile Collection.  Dr. Patrizia Sione is research archivist at the Kheel Center, Cornell University.

This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

The American Labor Museum is headquartered in the historic Botto House National Landmark, located at 83 Norwood Street, Haledon, New Jersey.  It was the meeting place for over 20,000 silk mill workers during the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike.  The Museum offers a free lending library, restored period rooms, changing exhibits, Museum Store, Old World Gardens, educational programs and special events.  The Museum's hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9AM-5PM.  On-site visitors are welcome Wednesday through Saturday from 1-4PM or by appointment.  Virtual (ZOOM) tours are offered by appointment by calling the Museum at (973) 595-7953.  For further information, please visit the Museum's website www.labormuseum.net or contact the Museum at (973) 595-7953 or email labormuseum@gmail.com.