The Meadowlands Museum is located at 91 Crane Avenue, Rutherford and is housed in a 200-year-old farmhouse that is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, the State of NJ Register of Historic Sites, the Bergen County Stone House Survey and the Historic American Buildings Survey. We are in desperate need of a new roof.
Although we have received grant money, we still need to raise more money to help with the extensive building repairs that are a result of extensive water damage. The damage at the Museum is a result of both the age of the building, a long term leaky roof, and the rains from Hurricane Irene.
Boiling Springs Savings Bank has begun a new program called “Coins for a Cause”. We are asking area residents to save the coins left over in their pockets each day, and to put them in a container.
On Saturday, November 19,2011 you can bring your container of coins to Boiling Springs Savings Bank branch office at 280 Union Avenue in Rutherford between 9 AM and 1PM. The bank will use their new coin counter to count your coins and that money will then be deposited in the Museum’s Preservation Account.
This is an easy way to make a donation to help to preserve one of South Bergen’s valuable historic buildings so that we can continue to preserve area history and to provide programs for area community members.
For further information or for questions, please contact the Museum at 201-935-1175 or by e-mail at meadowlandsmuseum at verizon.net.