Paterson Museum
2 Market Street
Paterson, NJ 07501
(973) 321-1260

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American Labor Museum
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Great Falls Historic District (973) 279-9587
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As the focal point of the Great Falls Historic District, the Thomas Rogers Locomotive Erecting Shop is a fitting home for the Paterson Museum, whose exhibits reflect the evolution of Paterson as an important industrial center of the United States. The Silk City exhibition features the machinery implemented in the dyeing, winding, warping, weaving, and the Jacquard advancements within the industry, which were first introduced by Christopher Colt in the Gun Mill built by his brother, Samuel.

The Museum also features " . . . the finest collection of Paterson made firearms of East Coast Institutions," the Paul R. Applegate, Jr. collection of rare Colt firearms.

Paterson schoolteacher, John Philip Holland, was known as the Father of the Modern Submarine. On permanent display at the Museum are the hulls of Holland's first Submersibles.

One of the finest exhibited mineral collections in the state will also be found here, including a Fluorescent Mineral Display housed in a Simulated Mine. Most of the minerals displayed have been found in New Jersey, but other specimens from around the world can also be seen.

In addition to its permanent exhibits, the Museum hosts changing exhibitions of a historical nature, as well as contemporary art exhibitions featuring works from local and metropolitan artists.

The Museum offers a variety of family programs throughout the year, as well as educational programs for School Groups. Call for further details.

Hours: Tuesday thru Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday/Sunday 12:30 - 4:30pm.
Admission: Adults $2.00, Children FREE.
Groups: Same
Group Reservations: At least 4 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Local restaurants and fast food.
Handicapped Access: Accessible.
Directions: I-80 West to exit for Main St. in Paterson. Turn left onto Main St., then left onto Grand St. Go approx. 4 blocks and turn right onto Spruce St. 2 blocks to Market St., and Museum on corner. 20 minutes from the George Washington Bridge.

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