Holiday fun and history in Paterson
Our next Historic jersey Journey will be a triple play of attractions in Paterson, including waterfalls, a castle decked out in holiday splendor and a museum on Sunday, Dec. 17.
Paterson's waterfalls, 77 feet high on Passaic River, are among the nation's largest. The site played a significant role in New Jersey's industrial development and today is the showpiece of Great Falls National Historic Park.
Lambert Castle is one of our state's best hidden historic gems. Built by silk manufacturer Catholina Lambert in 1892, it mimics a British castle. The property includes Italianate gardens, art galleries and an observation tower with a spectacular view in Garret Mountain Reservation.
The American Labor Museum Botto House National Landmark preserves the lifestyle of an immigrant family of the early 1900s. The home, once owned by a silk mill worker, became a haven for free speech and assembly of laborers. Today, it focuses on the history of organized labor and contemporary workers' issues.
We'll meet at the Strauss Mansion, 27 Prospect Circle, for breakfast at 10a.m., then head by bus to Passaic County. Cost is $50. Space is limited so advanced registration is required. Deadline for signup is December 5 . Tickets available in the shop tab. For more info, visit the Society's Web site at ahhistory.org or call (732) 291-1861.