FINDING OUR PLACE IN HISTORY
MAP EXHIBITION PROJECT
Friday, JUNE 28th, 7:30 pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, 10am – 4pm
The Meadowlands Museum,
Yereance Berry House
91 Crane Avenue, Rutherford, NJ 07021
The Meadowlands Museum, preserved in a historic 19th Century Dutch-American farmhouse, within view of the NYC skyline and the Meadowlands Sports Complex, opens the new season with a dynamic public interaction exhibition project focusing on the Museum’s remarkable collection of local maps. The community is welcome to view this special map exhibit highlighting the site of the Yereance-Berry House (now the Meadowlands Museum) from the 1680’s to the present. From these maps we discover that the Museum’s Yerence Berry House was a larger farmhouse on a main road surrounded by fields and that the adjacent Crane Avenue was a brook with ponds that flowed down to Berry’s Creek. See how the area has changed, find the location of your own home and compare how the area has developed over time!
This summer, the museum will be open on Saturdays and the public is invited to learn about the establishment and development of Rutherford as well as the surrounding Meadowlands Communities and even gain interesting facts about our own homes.
The public is welcome on Friday June 28 from 7:30 to 9 PM and on Saturday, June 29, from 10 AM to 1 PM. This re-opening kicks off the Museum’s summer season. During July and August, the Museum will be open on Saturdays from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.
Information: Frank Gerard Godlewski [email protected]
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