December 09, 2021

"The 1913 Paterson Silk Strike: Paintings for the Children's Story" exhibit opens at the American Labor Museum, January 5th, 2022

Haledon, New JerseyThe American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark proudly opens the exhibit "The 1913 Paterson Silk Strike:  Paintings for the Children's Story" by Thomas Germano on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022. 

"The 1913 Paterson Silk Strike:  Paintings for the Children's Story" features contemporary watercolors and oil paintings, which Mr. Germano created as illustrations for a new children's book about this historic strike.

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.

Thomas Germano studied painting at the Yale School of Art, where he earned an MFA.  He has exhibited his art throughout the US and abroad.  His artwork is in the collection of the American Postal Workers Union in Washington, D.C.  He teaches painting, drawing and art history at the State University of New York at Farmingdale.

"The 1913 Paterson Silk Strike:  Paintings for the Children's Story" exhibit by Thomas Germano closes on April 23, 2022.

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.  On-site visitors are welcome Wednesday through Saturday from 1PM-4PM and at other times by appointment.  Virtual tours via ZOOM are available by appointment by calling the Museum at (973) 595-7953.  For further information about the Museum, visit