Sunday, December 18, 2011

American Labor Museum

Where: Haledon, NJ
More Info:
Group tours $5 per person. The museum is open Wednesdays - Saturdays from 1-4pm and is closed on major holidays except for Labor Day.
Trip Assessment:
Ease ✮✮✮
Expense $$
Family Fun


Located in Haledon, the Pietro Botto House, home of the American Labor Museum, is a must see for those interested in the history of work and the labor movement throughout the early 20th century. The house played an important role in 1913, where the leaders of the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) addressed the striking workers of the Paterson silk factory. The official website offers "many opportunities to preserve family histories, attend exhibit openings [and] glimpse at the lifestyle of an early 20th century family." Click here to see a list of exhibits. The 2012 Entertainment book for Bergen County contains a 2 for 1 coupon. The museum is located at 83 Norwood Street, Haledon, NJ 07508. Call 973-595-7953 for more information.

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