July 15, 2020

American Labor Museum Receives a COVID-19 Response Grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities

Haledon, NJ - The American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark received a COVID-19 Response Grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the federal CARES Act.  The grant funds are earmarked to support the Museum's general operations, humanities programming and outreach.

The New Jersey Council for the Humanities COVID-19 Response Grants make funds available as support for museums and other nonprofits who are facing financial hardship due to the pandemic so that they may continue to offer humanities programming to public audiences.

The American Labor Museum currently offers in-person tours of the Museum's restored period rooms, Old World Gardens and "Union Made:  Fashioning America in the 20th Century" and "Women Who Dare to Inspire" temporary exhibits,  In-person tours are by appointment.  Visitors are required to wear face coverings.  "Virtual" tours, classes, and research assistance via Zoom for individuals, summer camps, and other groups are also offered by appointment.  The Museum's website www.labormuseum.net offers home schooling educational activities and links to video lessons and virtual tours.

The Botto House National Landmark, headquarters of the American Labor Museum, is 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.  In-person tours are offered by appointment.  Visitors are required to wear face coverings.  "Virtual" tours via Zoom are offered by appointment.  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.