Paterson Museum

Calendar of Events 2022

Events 2022

January 7-March 26

Exhibition:

Paterson Great Falls: From Power to Park. The Paterson Great Falls has dual, sometimes conflicting, identities. The first, as a natural wonder, a scenic beauty and a tourist attraction. The second, as a source of power, providing the energy needed by the industries that developed into the City of Paterson. Paterson Great Falls: From Power to Park explores the waterfall’s long journey from a natural resource and industrial tool to becoming a protected park.

January 8 – Cancelled

Reception:

Paterson Great Falls: From Power to Park. Join us at the Museum from 1pm to 3pm as we open our newest exhibition.

January 11

Virtual Program:

Paterson Poetry Workshop- Your Voice Matters. 7pm-9pm. This free program, which is open to poets of all ages, is presented and led by Paterson’s Poet Laureate Talena Lachelle Queen. Whether you actively write poetry or are just interested in learning more about how to find your own poetic voice, this interactive workshop will help you develop your art.

January 29

Virtual Program:

Paterson Poetry Workshop- Your Voice Matters. 11am-1pm. This free program, which is open to poets of all ages, is presented and led by Paterson’s Poet Laureate Talena Lachelle Queen. Whether you actively write poetry or are just interested in learning more about how to find your own poetic voice, this interactive workshop will help you develop your art.

February 5

Program:

It’s the Law. Join us on Zoom at 1pm, when local historian Jimmy Richardson discusses how Paterson’s modern resolutions, proclamations and ordinances reflect on the nation’s early African American history, while they simultaneously change and shape the city of Paterson. Email hgarside@patersonnj.gov for the meeting link.

March 9

Program:

Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park – Decade Two. Join us on Zoom at 7pm when Darren Boch, Superintendent of the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park about the vision and future of the Park. Email hgarside@patersonnj.gov for the meeting link.

April 1-June 25

Exhibition:

Paterson’s Poetry: A Celebration of Creativity Since its founding in 1792, Paterson has been home to many poets. Still more have visited Paterson and been enthused by the beauty of the Great Falls or the ingenuity of the city’s residents. This exhibit celebrates and honors the poets who were not only inspired by Paterson, but became a part of our community, whether they lived, worked or played here.

April 1

Program:

Power of Words: Paterson Poetry, Past and Present. The opening program for both National Poetry Month and the Paterson Poetry exhibit, this program will include poetry readings by featured poets and open mic opportunities for attendees. Program starts at 7pm.

April 2

Reception:

Paterson’s Poetry: A Celebration of Creativity Join us from 1pm to 3pm as we open our newest exhibition. Speakers include Giacomo DeStefano, Museum Director and Talena Queen, Paterson Poet Laureate and Word Seed Inc., President.

April 23

Program:

Poetry Event More Information to Come

April 30

Program:

Power of Words: Paterson Poetry Past and Present. The closing event for National Poetry Month, this program will include readings by featured poets and open mic opportunities for attendees. Program begins at 2pm.

July 1-Sept 24

Exhibition:

New Jersey Diners More Information to Come

July 9

Exhibition:

New Jersey Diner Exhibit Opening Reception. More information to come.