December 09, 2021

"They Secretly Helped Many A Fugitive" The Underground Railroad in Paterson, NJ, a virtual presentation by Flavia Alaya and Jimmy Richardson on Saturday, February 12th at 2PM

Haledon, New Jersey -  On Saturday, February 12th, 2022 at 2PM and in recognition of Black History Month, the American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark cordially invites the general public to the virtual presentation "They Secretly Helped Many A Fugitives:" The Underground Railroad in Paterson, NJ by Flavia Alaya and Jimmy Richardson.

Historians Flavia Alaya, Ph.D. and Jimmy Richardson are currently working to secure certification for Paterson's Huntoon-Van Rensalier Underground Railroad Site from the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.  Join  them for a discussion about Paterson's UGRR history, with time for Q & A.

This virtual program will be hosted by the Museum via ZOOM.  Individuals interested in joining the free program are asked to call the Museum at (973) 595-7953 or email to request the ZOOM link.

The American Labor Museum is headquartered in the historic Botto House  National Landmark, 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.  Tours are offered Wednesday through Saturday from 1-4PM or by appointment.  Virtual tours are offered via ZOOM by appointment.  For futher information, please visit the Museum's webstie, call (973) 595-7953, or email