Strike Reenactment & Silk Walk Reception, June 2, 2013
A successful fundraiser that began in 1994, the Silk Walk is a project designed to sell engraved bricks for placement at the Landmark's front walkway and under its grape arbor. Funds from the project are used for the Museum's upkeep, operating expenses and educational programs. This ongoing project is available for all to participate. Silk Walk bricks are priced from $50 to $200.
Each year, trained apprentices schooled at the International Masonry Institute of Bordentown, New Jersey install the bricks. Members of the masons' union Local 4 & 5 will participate in this year's installation.
On Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 1PM, the Museum will welcome purchasers of Silk Walk bricks and their guests to the Annual Silk Walk Reception, held on the grounds of the Museum's headquarters, the Botto House National Landmark. Light refreshments will be served.
Buy a Brick - A Gift that Lasts ForeverBuy a brick, engraved with your name or personal message, on the American Labor Museum's Silk Walk. Buy it for yourself, someone you know, or as a memorial for a deceased loved one.
When you buy a brick on the Silk Walk you become part of the American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark. Your personal message becomes a lasting gift and a piece of history along the Silk Walk.
Fill out the order form and return it with your payment to the "American Labor Museum." A certificate and location map will follow when your brick is installed.
For more information please call the Museum at (973) 595-7953.
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Also Silk Strike Reenactment. Speeches made from the balcony of the Botto House during the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike will be reenacted. Reenactors, dressed in period costume, will portray the Industrial Workers of the World organizers Carlo Tresco, "Big" Big Haywood and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, silk worker and striker, Hannah Silverman, and other historical figures.