August 12, 2021

Honor Labor Day 2021 at the American Labor Museum, Monday, September 6th, 1-4PM

Haledon, New Jersey - The American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark proudly welcomes visitors to tour the Museum on Monday, September 6th, 2021 from 1PM to 4PM in honor of the Labor Day holiday.

Guided tours feature a stroll through the Museum's restored period rooms, Old World Gardens and exhibits about working people.  The Museum Store will be available for browsing and shopping.  There is a $5. suggested admission.  Children under 12 and Museum members are free.

Matthew Maguire (1854 - 1917), a machinist and alderman of Paterson, NJ and an organizer with the Centrl Labor Union of New York City is credited as a driving force behing the first Labor Day celebration in 1882.

It was on June 28th, 1894 that President Grover Cleveland, a native of Caldwell, NJ, signed the bill that made Labor Day a national holiday.  In the same year, on Monday, September 3rd, 1894, the first official holiday was celebrated and every first Monday of September thereafter.

The Botto House National Landmark, home 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 and "virtual" tours via ZOOM are offered by appointment.  For further informaiton, please call the Museum at (973) 595-7953 or email labormuseum@gmail.com.