Museum Membership

 

Museum memberships are one of our main areas of financial support and are the backbone of the work that we do.  Print out our Membership Form by clicking "Membership Sign Up Form" below. Mail the form with your check to: 

Meadowlands Museum

91 Crane Avenue 

Rutherford, NJ 07070

Or email the form to us at MeadowlandsMuseum@verizon.net and click on the paypal button below to make your payment electronically.  

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Welcome!

Greetings from the Meadowlands Museum! It gives me great pleasure to write to you about the Museum's history and our recent developments and plans.

 

This year, 2018, marks the Museum's 57th year of operation. We started in 1961 in one classroom of Sylvan School in Rutherford. We moved to a second floor space on Ames Avenue near Park Avenue in Rutherford in 1966, and to our current location, The Yereance-Berry House at 91 Crane Avenue, in 1974. The Yereance-Berry House is one of the oldest farm houses of the region, dating back to 1804, and so we maintain the House’s history, as well as the artifacts of our regional history, in our displays.

 

Now that we are past the renovations of our building roof and office repairs that resulted from Hurricane Sandy, we have resumed classroom visits of the Museum, and look forward to the next generation of area school children being amazed at the historical items they find in our building. We have dedicated one of our exhibit rooms to a permanent collection of artifacts from the life of William Carlos Williams, the poet/doctor, and several area groups including the Red Wheel Barrow Society and the Polytopics Club have hosted their meetings at the museum, showcasing our displays to their members.

 

During this year we have hosted our annual Chocolate Tasting Event and our Spring Plant Sale (featuring the flowers of William Carlos Williams' poetry). We have participated with the Rutherford Historic Preservation Commission with a shared booth at the Civil Rights Commission's annual Multicultural Festival, and the Rutherford Arbor Day Festival, and also participated at the Rutherford Labor Day Street Fair. In August the Museum once again hosted its August Days craft programs for children and in October we will be hosting our Make a Scarecrow Day. This year the Museum will be specially decorated for the holiday season, in the tradition of the occupants of our building in the early 1800's.  A special evening wine tasting event will be held on Friday November 30th from 7-9:30 pm and on Saturday, December 1st (10 am-4 pm) we will be open for families to come see the holiday magic of our Dutch Christmas.  

 

While each of these events and group tours provides part of our annual income a significant part of our operating revenue comes from the generosity of our members and other donors. The work of the Museum involves a lot of hard work and dedication, and it also takes a lot of money to maintain the house and its collections. Much of the work of the Museum is done by a volunteer staff and our volunteer Board of Trustees, and your support as a new or continuing member will help keep this special place for our history to call home. And, if you haven't visited the Museum in a while, please stop by on Wednesdays or Saturdays from 10 am-4 pm to see the permanent and rotating exhibits on display.

 

We are your community's connection with history... but we need your help. Please contribute to help keep our history alive. Our volunteers are your neighbors.

 

Our Memberships are set to continue for 12 months from the date of donation, so we recommend not putting this off, and becoming a member now.    

 

With thanks for your anticipated support of our collective history,

 

Thomas Bivin,

President, Meadowlands Museum Board of Trustees

Membership Levels

For all membership levels shown below, click on the PDF button at right, print, select your level, fill out your information, and follow the send instructions on the form to mail in your membership payment. 

 

Alternatively, if you prefer to handle this electronically, we ask that you download the pdf membership registration form to us at MeadowlandsMuseum@verizon.net and then click on the paypal membership button to process your payment electronically.  

Senior Student Level

$15  Includes:  

  • Notice of Events by Email

Individual Level

$25  Includes:  

  • Notice of Events by Email

Family/Contributor Level

$40  Includes:  

  • Notice of Events by Email

  • One (1) guaranteed enrollment for August Days 2017

  • Member Rates for all other events

Donor Level

$100  Includes:

  • Notice of events by email

  • One (1) ticket to the Annual Chocolate Tasting OR the Museum Wine Tasting (member's choice)

  • Member Rates for all other events

Sponsor Level

$125 Includes:

  • Notice of events by email

  • Two (2) tickets to the Annual Chocolate Tasting OR the Museum Wine Tasting (member's choice)

  • One admission to a Poetry Reading event

  • Member Rates for all other events

Patron Level

$250 or $30/Month Includes: 

  • Notice of events by email

  • Two (2) tickets to the Annual Chocolate Tasting OR the Museum Wine Tasting (member's choice)

  • Two (2) admissions to a Poetry Reading event.

  • Member Rates for all other events

  • Name listed on the MMus website as a Museum Patron

Benefactor Level

$500 or $50/Month Includes:

  • Notice of events by email

  • Two (2) tickets to the Annual Chocolate Tasting

  • Two (2) tickets to the Museum Wine Tasting

  • Two (2) admissions to a Poetry Reading event.

  • Member Rates for all other events

  • Name listed on the MMus website as a Museum
    Benefactor

Gold Circle

$1200 or $125/Month Includes:

  • Notice of events by email

  • Four (4) tickets to the Annual Chocolate Tasting

  • Four (4) tickets to the Octoberfest Beer Tasting

  • Member Rates for all other events

  • Name listed on the MMus website as a Gold Circle
    Member

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