I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Where-To-Go Wednesday - American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark

What: American Labor Musem 

Where: 83 Norwood St.
             Haledon, NJ

Who: All ages

In 1913 when the mill workers out of Paterson, New Jersey were joining together to fight for better working conditions, The Botto family in nearby Haledon, New Jersey offered their home because there was a lot of land nearby where people could gather. Upton Sinclair was among the many famous labor leaders who actually spoke at the home. Today to commemorate the Botto family and their home's significance to the labor movement, the house has been made into the American Labor Museum and Botto House National Landmark.

The objects, pictures, and other items on display in the Museum reflect this duel legacy. There are exhibitions related to the labor movement including a permanent exhibit on the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike. There are also pictures, furnishings, and other items relating to the Botto family. In fact, several of the rooms of the house including the kitchen, dining room, bedroom, and parlor are set up as they would have been when the Botto family lived there. 

The Museum is both a National Landmark and a stop on the Women's Heritage trail. It is currently open on Wednesdays and Sundays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM as well as on Labor Day. There is no entry fee. An appointment is not required but social distancing and mask-wearing are required while visiting. It should also be noted that the museum is on two levels and there are steps to get into the building as well, but it is not handicapped accessible.

For more information, visit https://labormuseum.net.

Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.