April 22, 2-4pm
Celebrate the written word at the Meadowlands Museum in honor of William Carlos Williams, the doctor and poet for whom much of the museum is dedicated. We will be hosting a poetry reading on Saturday, April 22. We will have poetry readers from Drew University and a member of the Red Wheelbarrow Poets, among others!
Dr and Poet William Carlos Williams -Permanent Exhibition at The Meadowlands Museum
APRIL 15, 2-4pm
Ed Fieder worked on the Manhattan Project as a scientist and a mechinist to build parts for the atomic bomb during WWII. Come to the Meadowlands Museum on Saturday, April 15 (this is the newly scheduled date due to inclement weather) to learn more about his story. Admission is free and visitors will also have the chance to view our newly completed WWII exhibit!
Check out this article posted on NorthJersey.com that explains more about Ed Fieder and features his visit to the Meadowlands Museum:
BLACK HISTORY MONTH at the Meadowlands Museum
Join us February 25 from 2-4pm
Film screening of Daniel Murray and his WWII experience at Normandy
Followed by a Q & A with Daniel Murray himself
Click Here for Daniel Murray’s Story as featured on NorthJersey.com
On February 25 the Meadowlands Museum will highlight the history of Daniel Murray and his service as a sergeant in WWII and his life post-war as a civilian breaking through the color barrier. This is also a great time to check out our newly opened exhibit on WWII civilian life.
The Museum will be closed on Saturday, December 24th, and Saturday, December31. We will be open for regular hours starting in January. Have a joyous holiday and travel safely.
Come experience the tastes of Meadowlands area beer crafted by local microbreweries.
Attention all local poets and all those who enjoy poetry. The Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Society will be launching their 9th anthology of poetry this Saturday, October 21 at 1PM here at the Meadowlands Museum. Featuring the work of many local poets, this issue highlights the work of Anton Yakovlev, a Russian-born New Jersey poet and filmmaker and author of two books of poetry, Neptune Court and The Ghost of Grand Wood.
Scarecrow Day is returning on October 15th. All are welcome: scouts, families, or individuals. Download the form below and respond by October 12th.
We were also in attendance of Rutherford St. Mary’s graduation on June 7th, 2016. Our historian in residence, Rod Leith, presented the St. Mary’s 100th Anniversary ornament, along with Kathleen Hansen and Oksana B. Heimer. Congratulations to the graduating class of 2016!
Rod Leith speaking at the ceremony
Rod Leith – Back
Kathleen Hansen – Left
Oksana B. Heimer – right
We have some pictures of the director, Gilda Healy, singing the National Anthem at the Rutherford Multicultural Festival on May 21st, 2016. Thanks again to the Rutherford Multicultural Festival Committee for allowing us to participate in the festivities and for allowing the director of the museum to open the festival!