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The Meadowlands Museum is operating with its regular opening hours:
Saturdays 10 - 4 p.m. 

We look forward to your 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.
Rotating Exhibit 

Black History in Rutherford and 
the Meadowlands Area 

An exhibit devoted to the history of the African American Community who have lived in Rutherford and the Meadowlands area from the times of slavery until current times.  The exhibit includes details on slavery and the Underground Railroad in the area, the first Black home owners in Rutherford, Housing Segregation, the Start of the Rutherford Civil Rights Commission, notable African Americans from Rutherford, the Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, the Tuskegee Airmen from Rutherford and the Murray Hodge Black American Legion Post 453.  

The Exhibit will remain open until the end of March 

Newest - 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

with Robin Reenstra, Ph.D. 
talking about "The Meadowland Museum's recent exhibit on
Black History in Rutherford and the Meadowlands Area""
March 28, 2023 7:30 pm 


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

Now 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 is proud to be the 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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