August 10, 2018

Celebrate the Contributions of Working People at the American Labor Museum 2018 Labor Day Parade

Haledon, New Jersey - The Annual Labor Day Parade, co-sponsored by the American Labor Museum/Botto Huse National Landmark, the Borough of Haledon, and the City of Paterson, is scheduled for Sunday, September 2nd, 2018.  Step-off will take place at 1:30 PM at the Botto House in Haledon. The parade will finish at the Great Falls Historic District in the City of Paterson.

This year's Labor Day Parade honors the memory of Bob Ehrentraut, dedicated member of Plumbers Union Local 24, and a Museum volunteer.  It also honors Plumbers Union Local 24 officers, members, and apprentices.

All community organizations, unions, businesses, cultural groups, and individuals interested in joining this historic march can contact the Museum at (973) 595-7953, by e-mail at labormuseum@gmail.com or visit the Museum's website www.labormuseum.net. A Commemorative Journal will record the names of par ticipants and all those who make donations to defray the cost of the parade. Parade sponsors who donate $100 can have their names recorded on a Commemorative Mug. Contributions of $200 will enable a donor to have a listing on the Labor Day Parade T-shirt.  The deadline for being a sponsor is August 20th, 2018. 

The exhibit Waterfront Longshoremen:  Original Photography by Frank Silva will be on view, Sept. 2 - Dec. 31, 2018.

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

The Botto House National Landmark, home of the American Labor Museum, is located at 83 Norwood Streeet in Haledon, NJ. It was the meeting place for over 20,000 silk mill workers during the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike. The Museum offfers a free lending library, restored period rooms, changing exhibits, Mustuem Store, Old World Gardens, educational programs and special events. The Museum’s hour of operation are Monday through Friday, 9AM-5PM. Tours are offered Wednesday through Saturday from 1PM-4PM or by appointment.