February 18, 2021

American Labor Museum receives New Jersey Arts & Culture Recovery Fund Grant

Haledon, New Jersey -  The American Labor Museum received a grant from the New Jersey Arts & Culture Recovery Fund of the Princeton Community Foundation.  The grant funds are earmarked to support the Museum's general operations, educational programming and outreach.

The New Jersey Arts & Culture Recovery Fund of the Princeton Community Foundation was established to ensure the survival and strength of the state's arts, cultural and historical sector during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The American Labor Museum is headquartered in the historic Botto House National Landmark, loccated at 83 Norwood Street, Haledon, New Jersey.  The home of immigrants Pietro and Maria Botto served as a haven for free speech and assembly for over 20,000 striking mill workers during the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike.  The Museum's mission is to educate the general public about the history and contemporary issues of workers, workplaces and organized labor with special attention to the ethnicity of American workers.  The Museum offers the general public restored, furnished period rooms that reflect the lifestyle of immigrants, circa 1913, changing exhibits, a museum store, free lending library, Old World Gardens, educational programs and special events.  The Museum is open to on-site visitors Wed.-Sat. 1-4PM and by appointment.  Virtual (ZOOM) tours are available by appointment by calling the Museum at (973) 595-7953 or labormuseum@gmail.com.