March 18, 2020

"Women Who Dare To Inspire" interactive exhibit on view at the American Labor Museum

Women Who Dare to Inspire, an interactive exhibit, is currently on view at the American Labor Museum.  The exhibit wa unveiled to the general public in conjunction with the Museum's International Women's Day and the Centennial of Women's Suffrage Celebration held on Sunday, March 8th, 2020.

Women Who Dare to Inspire, an interactive exhibit, invites visitors to learn about New Jersey's Alice Paul, other state's leading suffragettes, and daring women in other fields of endeavor.  In addition, visitors may cast a vote in the Museum's mock Presidential Election, put on a suffragette sash, hat and shawl and take a "selfie," and add a personal slogan to the exhibit's #EachforEqual wall.

The American Labor Museum is a partner of New Jersey's Nineteenth Amendment Centennial Initiative, which commemorates the passage of the Constitutional amendment that granted women across the country with the legal right to vote.  While the Museum's interactive exhibit honors women's solidarity, activism and achievements, it also acknowledges the inequities and challenges women of all backgrounds have faced and continue to confront from 1920 to the present day.

For information about other New Jersey events commemorating this Centennial visit www.discovernjhistory.org.

Women Who Dare to Inspire, an interactive exhibit, is on view through December 31st, 2020.  Schools and colleges, home schoolers, senior centers, union apprenticeship programs are welcome to schedule group tours of the Museum by contacting the Museum office by calling (973) 595-7953 or emailing labormuseum@gmail.com.

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

The Botto House National Landmark, headquarters of the American Labor Museum, is located at 83 Norwood Street in Haledon, NJ.  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.  Visitors are welcom Wednesday through Saturday from 1PM-4PM and at other times by appointment.  For further information about the Museum, visit www.labormuseum.net.