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We appologize that the Meadowlands Museum will be closed on Saturday, January 20th.  We will be open again with our regular hours on January 27th and future Satudays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

We look forward to your next visit at the Museum
at 91 Crane Avenue, Rutherford, NJ .

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The Meadowlands Museum is a non-profit, non-political center for the preservation and education of regional history.  It is operated by a volunteer staff and volunteer Board of Trustees, and it welcomes the efforts of all who are committed to discovering and preserving the unbiased history of New Jersey's Meadowlands region, and helping to tell our multi-facetted story.
Show Your Support for Our History By Donating Today

  Please consider the Meadowlands Museum as one of the non-profit organizations that you choose to support.  Your support will help to make sure that the history of the Meadowlands Communities continues to be preserved and exhibited for all.  CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO DONATE TO THE MEADOWLANDS MUSEUM WITH PAYPAL.  THANK YOU.

Current Rotating Exhibit 

The History of Christmas Ornaments and Decorations

An exhibit devoted to the history of Christmas ornaments and decorations from the late1800s to the mid 1900s.  The Museum has an extensive collection of Christmas ornaments, vintage tree lights, trains, holiday books, Christmas sheet music and more for the holidays and these have been assembled for this special exhibit. 

This Exhibit will be open to the public until
January 13, 2024.   

Come visit and see how previous generations celebrated for the Holidays. 
Museum Hours are Saturdays from 10-4 pm.  

Ongoing Exhibit 

From Edison's Phonograph to Streaming:

The History of Music and Sound Playing and Recording Devices -
New Jersey's Role in its Beginnings.

From Edison's wax cylinder record, to flat disc records and record players, to radios, to stereo systems with speakers, to reel to reel tape recorders, to cassette tapes and compact discs and MP3 players, to smart phones with wireless headphones, to streaming technology - this exhibit traces the history of sound equipment.   Come see the memories of your listening history, and what things looked like before you started listening to recorded sound. 
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Upcoming Zoom History Speaker Event

Watch this space for the next upcoming Zoom History Speaker Event 

As a non-profit organization we rely on the generosity of those who can help support our mission. 
We encourage all who can to give through either or our GoFundMe site




Framed Photos of Rutherford's Homes from the 1940s
For Sale

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Please help support our Go Fund Me campaign with funds going to support the exterior repairs of our historic building.  These repairs  are not covered under other available grants. 


 Funding of the Meadowlands Museum is also supported in part through grant funds administered by the Bergen County Division of
Cultural and Historic Affairs, Department of Parks, through a General Operating Support grant from the New
Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

The Meadowlands Museum was grateful to be a recipient of a 2020 COVID-19 Response Grant from the NJ Council for the Humanities, which was made available through the CARES Act funding that was allocated through the NEH.  This Grant covers some of the Museum's General Operating Expenses during this time of the COVID -19 pandemic.   

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Thanks to Our Sponsors

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