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The Meadowlands Museum was established in 1961 as a repository for artifacts relating to the history of Rutherford and the New Jersey Meadowlands region. The house is listed on the Bergen County Stone House Survey, the State and National Register of Historic Sites and the Historic American Buildings Survey.
Current Rotating Exhibit – Until May 4, 2018:
Historic Preservation: Successes and Losses: The current exhibit illustrates several examples of buildings that were either preserved for future generations or lost due to inadequate upkeep and repair and were demolished to make way for new construction. Included in the exhibit are items salvaged from the lost construction or were removed from reconstruction efforts in building renovation. Special focus is on the Iviswold Castle, Schermerhorn House, and the Maples Rooming House, as well as other various landmarks in Rutherford.
WCW Memorial Room: This room is dedicated to the life and work of noted poet/doctor William Carlos Williams. He was a life-long resident of Rutherford and served the community as a Pediatrician for 50 years. He also became an internationally recognized poet and distinguished writer. His poetry is still studied today and continues to influence young writers. The collection includes some of his medical references and equipment as well as items and photographs from his personal and family life.
Pre-Electric Kitchen: The pre-electric kitchen display shows item from a typical household kitchen from about 1910 including a cabinet, coal stove, ice box, and many implements that would have been common in the day.
Geology of the Meadowlands Region: Our display of geology in the Meadowlands region includes rock samples of the various types of formations found in New Jersey. There is a relief map of New Jersey showing the areas where different types of formations occur (mountains and valleys) and an interactive display of samples from the area showing where they are found. Also a display of mining in northern N.J. with a showcase of fluorescent or “glow in the dark” rocks under UV light.
The Meadowlands Museum is currently open to the public on Saturdays from 10am until 4pm. **Email or Call for visit by appointment for another day or time. We always recommend that you contact us before you visit.
Suggested Donation: Adults $5, Children $3
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