Paterson Museum

Calendar of Events 2020

Through February 1

Exhibition:

Bud Abbott & Lou Costello and the U.S. War Bond Tour at the Paterson Museum. This exhibit celebrates Abbott and Costello’s 1942 War Bond Drive Tour. Beginning in Salt Lake City on July 22nd, they would make their way across America making stops in 80 cities through 22 states. The famous comedy team raised $85,000,000.00 for the war effort.

February 5- March 28

Exhibition:

“Thus Shall They Upward, Onward Press.” An Exploration of the History of African Americans in Paterson from 1600-Present. In honor of Black History Month, this exhibit explores the history of African Americans in Paterson and celebrates their many achievements.

February 8

Reception:

Join us from 1pm to 3pm as we open our newest exhibition “Thus Shall They Upward, Onward Press.” An Exploration of the History of African Americans in Paterson from 1600-Present with remarks from the Library Director Corey Fleming and a reading by Paterson Poet Laureate Talena Lachelle Queen.

February 14

Craig Redmond 23rd Annual Free Drum Clinic and Music Workshop. Join in on the fun! Friday from 7pm-10pm. Work with a team of instructors to hone your musical skills. There is a $5 fee for personal hands-on lessons. Call (973)223-2609 to register.

February 15

Craig Redmond 23rd Annual Free Drum Clinic and Music Workshop. Join us on Saturday from 11am-3pm for this free public event. You can jump on a drum and join in or just enjoy the music. Great for all ages. There will be a raffle for a new drum set and a Drum-off with trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

February 29

Program:

Why Wench Betty’s Story Matters: The Murder of a NJ Slave in 1784. Join us at 1pm in the Hannah Gallery where presenter Sue Kozel will introduce participants to Wench Betty and the details surrounding her murder and the subsequent court proceedings, as well as examining the state of slavery in New Jersey around the 1780s. This program is free and open to the public. This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, an independent non-profit and state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

March 14

Happy Birthday Lou Costello! Join us between 1pm and 4pm as we celebrate the 114th birthday of legendary comedian and Paterson son Lou Costello. Have a piece of cake, and watch some of the Abbott & Costello Show. This event is free and open to the public.

April 3

Opening:

Paterson Student Art Exhibition. Join us between 3:30pm and 5pm and be among the first to see this year’s exhibition of student art from students in the Paterson School District.

April 4- May 2

Exhibition:

Paterson Student Art Exhibition. This annual art show has been taking place in the Museum since the late 90s! Comprised of the best artwork from each school in the district, the student artists represent every grade, K-12, in the Paterson School District. Help support our city’s young artists and check out their budding talent.

May 26-June 30

Exhibition:

Seeking Refuge: Images of the Displaced by War, Poverty and Persecution. Thomas E. Franklin is an award-winning photographer, multimedia journalist, documentary filmmaker, and educator, with over 30-years of experience in the news industry.  Over the past five years, he has explored a wide variety of subjects related to immigration and human migration. This exhibit consists of fourteen photo essays that depict the experiences of many who are currently displaced and shed light on the highly complex circumstances surrounding global migration.

May 30

Opening:

Join us from 1 pm to 3 pm as we open our newest exhibition Seeking Refuge: Images of the Displaced by War, Poverty and Persecution. The opening will include remarks from Thomas E. Franklin. Be one of the first to explore this exhibit and meet the photographer.

June 5-June 17

Exhibition:

Marketing the Movement: How Women Won the Vote. Mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which granted women the right to vote by learning how New Jersey women used branding, publicity, technology and political protest to win the vote. This traveling exhibit is on loan courtesy of the Alice Paul Institute, with support from the Camden Historical Society.

June 6

Family Activities:

Women’s Suffrage Craft Day. Help us to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment! All day the museum will have several stations with Suffrage related craft activities. Free and open to the public. Recommended for children between 3-10 years.

November 7

Meeting:

League of Historical Societies of New Jersey Fall Meeting.  Join the Staff of the Paterson Museum as we host the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey. The morning begins with registration at 9:30am, a brief meeting and program on the history of Paterson. The afternoon will include tours of several of the local historical sites. Members of the public are welcome to participate. A great networking opportunity. Registration is required. Cost of $25, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. To register visit https://www.lhsnj.org/Meetings.html and download the registration form.