Mill Worker & Mill Owner

Mill Worker & Mill Owner is an interdisciplinary program for grades 4-12.  Guided tours of the American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark and the Lambert Castle Museum focus on immigration, industrialization and the comparison between the lifestyles of mill workers and mill owners.  

A lunchtime stop at the Great Falls National Historical Park provides opportunities for a view and understanding of Paterson's historic industrial district and the Great Falls.

This field trip program includes a teacher's packet with lesson plans, activity sheets, documentary materials and a strike role-playing exercise.  Two videos, "Smokestacks and Steeples" and "The House on the Green" may be rented to accompany the lessons.  Or the videos may be accessed online; please ask us for the link.

For further details, information about admission fees, and to make reservations contact the American Labor Museum at (973) 595-7953,  the Lambert Castle Museum (headquarters of the Passaic County Historical Society) at (973) 247-0085, and the Great Falls National Historical Park at (973) 523-5295.

Click here for suggested field trip curriculum.

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Labor Education Program

Labor Education Program is an interdiciplinary program for grades 4-12.  Guided tours of the American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark and the Paterson Museum focus on industrialization, immigration and working conditions.  The objective of the program is to enable students to develop an understanding of the history of working people in New Jersey as a means of realizing their own potential to implement improved conditions in tomorrow's workplace. 

A lunchtime stop at the Great Falls National Historical Park (two blocks from the Paterson Museum) provides opportunities for a view and understanding of Paterson's historic industrial district and the Great Falls.

This field trip program includes a teacher's packet with lesson plans, activity sheets, documentary materials and a strike role-playing exercise.  

For further details, admission information, and to make reservations, contacti the American Labor Museum at (973) 595-7953, the Paterson Museum at (972) 321-1260., and the Great Falls National Historical Park at (973) 523-5295.

Click here for suggested field trip curriculum.