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Educational, interdisciplinary programs at the American Labor Museum can teach students about the history of labor, and about Paterson’s social and industrial history. They can learn about the social differences between mill workers and mill owners, and use the rooms of the Botto House to explore how people lived in the early 20th century. They can also learn about the effects of immigration and industrialization on labor. A lunchtime stop at the Great Falls National Historic Park provides ways of contextualizing Paterson’s history as the first planned, industrial city. Programs may also include a guided tour of the Lambert Castle Museum.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
American history, labor, immigration.

contact info
Name: Reservations
Phone: 973-595-7953
Email: labormuseum@aol.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 50 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD.

About This Venue

American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark

Discover the history of the labor movement! The Pietro and Maria Botto House is where 15,000 workers gathered in the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913. See the house’s old kitchen, parlor, root cellar, and garden beds. The American Labor Museum has photographs of workplace conditions, wage scales, and strikers’ meetings at the beginning of the previous century. The museum offers field trips in conjunction with other historical sites around Paterson to create a memorable and interdisciplinary experience.

contact info

Hrs: Wed.-Sat. 1PM-4PM, & By appt.

HELPFUL LESSON PLAN(S)

Prepared by FieldTripDirectory.com

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

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Scouts

Work on history-related scout badges with your troop at the American Labor Museum and Botto House. Scouts can have a visit to the museum to explore topics including child labor, labor history, the history of Paterson, immigrant life, and current labor issues. The museum also offers opportunities for scout projects.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
American history, labor, immigration.

contact info
Name: Reservations
Phone: 973-595-7953
Email: labormuseum@aol.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 50 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD.

About This Venue

American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark

Discover the history of the labor movement! The Pietro and Maria Botto House is where 15,000 workers gathered in the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913. See the house’s old kitchen, parlor, root cellar, and garden beds. The American Labor Museum has photographs of workplace conditions, wage scales, and strikers’ meetings at the beginning of the previous century. The museum offers field trips in conjunction with other historical sites around Paterson to create a memorable and interdisciplinary experience.

contact info

Hrs: Wed.-Sat. 1PM-4PM, & By appt.

HELPFUL LESSON PLAN(S)

Prepared by FieldTripDirectory.com

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

Camp

At the American Labor Museum, campers can learn about the social differences between mill workers and mill owners, and use the rooms of the Botto House to explore how people lived in the early 20th century. They can also learn about the effects of immigration and industrialization on labor. A lunchtime stop at the Great Falls National Historic Park provides ways of contextualizing Paterson’s history as the first planned, industrial city. Programs may also include a guided tour of the Lambert Castle Museum.

contact info
Name: Reservations
Phone: 973-595-7953
Email: labormuseum@aol.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 50 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD.

About This Venue

American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark

Discover the history of the labor movement! The Pietro and Maria Botto House is where 15,000 workers gathered in the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913. See the house’s old kitchen, parlor, root cellar, and garden beds. The American Labor Museum has photographs of workplace conditions, wage scales, and strikers’ meetings at the beginning of the previous century. The museum offers field trips in conjunction with other historical sites around Paterson to create a memorable and interdisciplinary experience.

contact info

Hrs: Wed.-Sat. 1PM-4PM, & By appt.

HELPFUL LESSON PLAN(S)

Prepared by FieldTripDirectory.com

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

Homeschool

Programs at the American Labor Museum aim to give homeschoolers an in-depth look at the history of labor and Paterson’s social and industrial history. They can learn about the social differences between mill workers and mill owners, and use the rooms of the Botto House to explore how people lived in the early 20th century. They can also learn about the effects of immigration and industrialization on labor. Programs may also include a guided tour of the Lambert Castle Museum. Ask about acquiring the field trip program packet, which covers immigration, industry and labor of the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike, and more, to enhance your experience.

topics covered:
American history, labor, immigration, social studies.

contact info
Name: Reservations
Phone: 973-595-7953
Email: labormuseum@aol.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 50 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD.

About This Venue

American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark

Discover the history of the labor movement! The Pietro and Maria Botto House is where 15,000 workers gathered in the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913. See the house’s old kitchen, parlor, root cellar, and garden beds. The American Labor Museum has photographs of workplace conditions, wage scales, and strikers’ meetings at the beginning of the previous century. The museum offers field trips in conjunction with other historical sites around Paterson to create a memorable and interdisciplinary experience.

contact info

Hrs: Wed.-Sat. 1PM-4PM, & By appt.

HELPFUL LESSON PLAN(S)

Prepared by FieldTripDirectory.com

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

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