September 07, 2013

Labor Day Celebration, Saturday, Sept. 7th 1-4 PM

On Saturday, Spetember 7th, 2013 at 1:00 PM the Museum will proudly host its Labor Day Celebration.  The Labor Day Parade will not step-off this year so that the Centennial of the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike and the 30th anniversary of the Museum may be commemorated.

The Labor Day Celebration on September 7th at 1PM also honors Juan Negron, President of the Passaic County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.  Instrumental and vocal performances by singer-songwriter Anne Feeney and the New Jersey Industrial Union Council (IUC) "Solidarity Singers" will highlight the event.  Light refreshments will be served.  The Museum will be open for tours.

The Centennial Commemoration of the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike exhibit will be on display at the Museum through December 28th, 2013.  

It was on June 28, 1894 that President Grover Cleveland, a native of Caldwell, New Jersey, signed the bill that made Labor Day a legal national holiday.  In that same year, on Monday, September 3, 1894, the first official holiday was celebrated and every first Monday of September thereafter.

For further information about the Labor Day Celebration, please call the Museum at (973) 595-7953 or email labormuseum@aol.com.