Museum in a Suitcase, for learners of all ages, is designed to supplement Social Studies, Language Arts, Humanities, Visual and Performing Arts, Music and Drama, New Jersey  History, Conflict Resolution and Multiculturalism curricula.

It can be used for any age group to prepare for a visit to the museum.

Suitcases contain artifacts from the museum's collection.

These portable exhibits enable students to learn about the history of the labor movement, comtemporary issues in the workplace and their roles as future workers. Student activism is
promoted when considering child labor, sweatshops, low wages, unsafe conditions and
inhumane treatment of workers.
Textile Industry in America
Child Labor   1900-Present
Workers Struggles Which Led to Strikes: 1900-Present
Sol Stetin: Immigrant, Labor Leader & Humanitarian
Solidarity Forever:  Organized
Workers  1900 -Present
A History of the Photoengravers Union
The Botto House :
An Immigrant's Home in 1908
A. Philip Randolph,
Paul Robeson and the  fight for Civil Rights
     Use of this program, Museum In A Suitcase, is a privilege of museum members. A $50.00 dues payment entitles you to a membership with the privilege of borrowing the suitcase(s) without further cost. A $20.00 dues payment allows the new member to borrow the suitcase(s) at an additional $5.00 rental fee for each of the kits.  For further information contact the museum at (973)-595-7953 or

This program was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.