July 31, 2020

American Labor Museum Light Display for Women's Suffrage

Haledon, New Jersey -- To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of t he 19th Amendment and women's constitutional right to vote, the American Labor Museum will proudly join with other landmarks and buildings across the country in lighting up in purple and gold on August 26th, 2020 as part of the nationwide Forward Into Light Campaign, named in honor of the historic suffrage slogan, "Forward through the Darkness, Forward into Light."

The Museum joins cultural organizations across the nation in celebrating this milestone of American democracy in the official suffrage colors - from state capitals to skyscrapers to bridges to city halls!

The American Labor Museum is a partner of NJ Women Vote 2020.  For educational resources and New Jersey events visit https://discovernjhistory.org/njwomenvote2020/.

The Botto House National Landmark, home of the American Labor Museum, is located at 83 Norwood Street, 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 and "virtual" tours via Zoom are offered by appointment.  For futher informaiton and for scheduling a tour, please call the Museum at (973) 595-7953, email labormuseum@gmail.com or visit www.labormuseum.net.