Past Events

Historic Cemetery Tour

led by Craig Nunn

Oct. 27, 2019

Hillside Cemetery, Lyndhurst


Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets for our beautiful doll house.  The winner, David Moss, was selected from a random draw on November 16th, 2019.  The response to this raffle was very good, and for those who didn't win please know that we are looking for another quality doll house to raffle off sometime next year.  

Lisa Rogers Book Signing - October 2019

Rutherford Annual Multicultural Festival -

May 2019  

Annual Plant Sale - May 2019

Zinnia - Height 12-18" with long bloom season, shades of orange flowers - $22/ 32 plant flat 

Iris - brilliant purple flowers - $7.00 /6" pot 

Hanging Baskets - $22/basket (Please specify preference for reds, blue, white or mixed color flowers)

Annual Chocolate Tasting - February 2019

Chocolates Donated by:

This Event Sponsored by:

Dutch Christmas - December 2018 

The Meadowlands Museum decorates the historic Yereance-Berry House (91 Crane Avenue, Rutherford) in keeping with the Christmas spirit of it's original Dutch owners.  While the house stays decorated for the whole month of December, two very special events kick off the season - a Friday night sneak preview and wine tasting party, by advance ticket only, and a Saturday 10-4 event for families and friends to come see the decorations, enjoy special holiday treats, and explore the Museum exhibits.  Look on this website for the details of the 2019 Dutch Christmas in the fall of 2019.

Dutch Christmas Event Sponsors 

Scarecrow Day - October 2018

Area families once again designed and made the Museum's scarecrows at its annual Scarecrow Day.  The day was sponsored by 



This year we have a People's Choice award for the public's favorite scarecrow. A prize has been awarded on Saturday, November 17 at 3 pm based on the ballots that were cast in person and on the Museum's website. Voting deadline is noon on Sat., November 17. All proceeds from the ballots help support the Museum, a volunteer-run 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  The prize for the scarecrow with the most votes was a $40 gift certificate to Ferrazoli's Restaurant that went to the creators of Scarecrow #2.   

Willard and Marjorie Reenstra Dedication

Formal dedication of the Willard and Marjorie Reenstra Riverside Park adjacent to the Nereid Boat House.

Saturday, September 15

10am at the park next to the Nereid Boat House on Riverside Avenue.

The Reenstras were central to the efforts to preserve the boat house, and actively volunteered on many other Rutherford community initiatives, including the development of the Meadowlands Museum. 

Craig Nunn "The Other River" Lecture Saturday, September 8, 2018

Local Hiking Enthusiast to Connect the Dots between the Lower Passaic River and its Industrial Past“The Other River,” to be presented by urban hiking enthusiast and guide Craig Nunn, will explore the relationship of today’s post-industrial lower Passaic River Valley to its remarkable industrial past. The Meadowlands Museum will sponsor the program at the museum on Saturday, September 8, at 1PM. The museum is located at 91 Crane Avenue in Rutherford, NJ, close to the intersection of routes 3 and 17

Nereid Boat Club Tribute Saturday, August 25, 2018

Left to right: Rod Leith, museum resident historian; Thomas Bivin, museum president; Robert Farkas, boat club president

Photo credit Meadowlands Museum

August Days

Every year the Meadowlands Museum hosts its August Days program for youth ages 8-12.  This is a craft and activity program held for two hours (either morning or afternoon) on the first three Wednesdays of August.  In addition to the craft activity of the week, children will be able to tour the Museum to see the current exhibits.  Different crafts are planned for each week, but the same craft will be presented in the morning and afternoon sessions each week.   

Curator Talk

On Saturday June 2, 2018, Danielle Morrin, curator of the new exhibit "A Stitch in Time: Clothing and Textiles in the Meadowlands 1890-1915" gave a talk ​at the Meadowlands Museum.  Ms Morrin explored the relationships between the historic garments in the exhibit and their connection to the surrounding Meadowlands area.  

Danielle Morrin is a Fashion Historian, Archivist and Wardrobe Manager for Garde Robe, a luxury wardrobe management and museum-quality storage company.  She volunteers as a Curator and Social Media Manager for the Meadowlands Museum.  Ms Morrin obtained her MA in Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Studies from the Fashion Institute of Technology and was curator for the 2014 FIT exhibit: Beyond Rebellion: Fashioning the Biker Jacket.   She has worked a an intern for many museums and archives, including the Museum at FIT, the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Winterthur Museum.  Ms. Morrin is particularly passionate about women's fashion history from 1880-1930, and publishes her research regarding this topic on her website,

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