|The 1910 High Street Factory Fire, Newark, NJ
Friday, October 21,2011 at 7PM
|The museum will proudly present a lecture for National Arts and Humanities Month
2011 entitled The 1910 High Street Factory Fire, Newark, NJ. Presenter Mr. Guy Sterling, a retired reporter with the Star-Ledger, will lead a question and answer session following the presentation. Light refreshments will be served.
In Newark, New Jersey on November 25, 1910 months before the tragedy of the Triangle Factory Fire, a devastating blaze occured in another unsafe garment factory, causing the death of twenty-six individuals. Many of the victims were Jewish women and girls. The 1910 High Street Factory Fire is still considered
the worst fire in Newark history.
Newspaper reporter and Newark resident, Guy Sterling researched the fire, located descendants of the victims and was instrumental in organizing the centennial com-
memoration of the 1910 High Street Factory Fire. According the Sterling, the fire provides lessons in unsafe working conditions and the exploitation of working people
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 32BJ Members Art Exhibit will be on display at the museum through December 31, 2011.
The project is funded, in part, by the Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College, through a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of the State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.