Past Exhibits

  • Did you know that in 1942 Abbott and Costello toured seventy-eight cities and twenty-two states, raising money by selling War Bonds? In total, they raised $85,000,000.00 for the war effort....

  • Making the World a Better Place: The History of Girl Scouts in Paterson, celebrated and commemorated the 100th anniversary of girl scouting in Paterson. Founded in 1919 by Miss Dora Goodbody, the Paterson chapter of The Girl Scouts USA was a fairly early club, forming only seven years after the national organization was founded....

  • Originally planned for 2020, this exhibit is a collaboration between the Paterson Museum and the Passaic County Historical Society to commemorate the centennial of Wright Aeronautical, later Curtiss-Wright, opening its first plant in Paterson, in 1920....

  • 110th Birthday Celebration Honoring Lou Costello was an exhibit commemorating the legacy of one of Paterson’s most famous sons. Lou Costello (born Louis Francis Cristillo), never forgot his hometown....

  • The Museum’s first fashion exhibition, Paterson Eco-Chic, was an eco-friendly art installation focusing on Environmental Responsibility. Weaving Paterson’s textile industry past with its future, the exhibit curated by Cristina Deutsch, showcased fifteen wearable art pieces produced by Bergen County Academies students, guest artists and designers....

  • Continuing the success of the Museum’s 2017 Paterson Eco-Chic, this exhibition proposed a closer look at the deleterious impact that plastic bags have on our environment. Paterson Eco-Chic II, under Art Curator Cristina Deutsch, was an eco-friendly fashion project designed for the Paterson Museum that highlighted the importance of sustainable and environmental responsibility....

  • On Exhibition June 2- July 8, 2018 Salute to the Women of Paterson was an exhibit that celebrated fourteen women who have had a significant impact on Paterson and its residents. The women included in this exhibit are diverse in both their interests and their......

  • Debuted at Girls Scouts of Northern New Jersey’s Voter Girl event, (held at Berkeley College’s Woodland Park Campus on March 7th, 2020), Votes for Women commemorates the 100 year anniversary of American women receiving the right to vote. Ratified in August of 1920, the struggle for women’s suffrage had begun almost a century before, at the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention....