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Invitation To Students!

Create A Project And See It In A “New Jersey Workers Then & Now” Book At The American Labor Museum / Botto House National Landmark

Haledon, New Jersey – The American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark invites students grades 3 – 12 to share their creative talent and unique ideas: To commemorate the 350th Anniversary of New Jersey, students are invited to choose a contemporary New Jersey worker and compare his/her workplace experiences to the same type of worker of the past. Projects in the form of original essays or poems, with pictures where appropriate, must be no more than two 8.5×11 inch, letter-size pages in length. Selected students’ projects will appear in a book entitled “New Jersey Workers Then & Now,” printed in commemoration of the 350th Anniversary of New Jersey.

Original essays or poems and registration forms must be received by the Museum by September 30th, 2014.

Teachers of area students are invited to schedule presentations for their classes by members of the Museum’s Speakers’ Bureau on labor studies as a means of inspiration for the students. Outside of school, students are invited to visit and tour the Museum for help with ideas.

Angelica M. Santomauro, Ed.D., Director of the American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark, announced the project, saying, “This program enables young people to express themselves creatively and think about the important contributions of working people throughout New Jersey’s history. It also is a lifetime opportunity to have one’s own work printed in a book. Participating students will always remember the experience.”

The “New Jersey Worker Then & Now” book will be unveiled at a reception at the Museum preceding the annual National Arts and Humanities Month program on Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 6PM. All participating students, their families, friends and teachers are invited to the unveiling reception on October 17th at 6 PM. The National Arts and Humanities Month program begins at 7 PM.

The student project and book are made possible by the generous support of the Passaic County Education Associations (PCEA). This is the twelfth year in which the Museum and the Passaic County Education Associations have worked together on an annual educational project.

For a registration form and/or further information, please call (973) 595-7953, email or visit the Museum’s web site, Registration is required.


The Botto House National Landmark, home of the American Labor Museum, is located at 83 Norwood Street in Haledon, New Jersey. It was the meeting place for over 20,000 silk mill workers during the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike. The Museum offers a free lending library, restored period rooms, changing exhibits, Museum Store, Old World Gardens, educational programs and special events. The Museum’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9AM – 5 PM. Tours are offered Wednesday through Saturday from 1 -4 PM or by appointment.