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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 

The History of Cameras
and Photographic Equipment 

An exhibit devoted to the history of cameras and photographic equipment from the mid 1800s to 1970.  The Museum has an extensive collection of cameras in its collection, and these have been brought out of the archives for the first time for this exhibit. 

This Exhibit will be opening to the public on Saturday, May 6th and will be here until November.  

Come visit and learn how early photographs were taken in the non-digital age of photography. 

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

Now for Sale

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Annual Fall Chrysanthemum Plant Sale order by September 14th and pick up September 16th
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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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