The American Labor Museum, housed in the 1908 Botto House National Landmark, was built and owned by Italian immigrant and silk mill worker Pietro Botto and his wife Maria. The home most notably served as a haven for free speech and assembly for silk mill laborers during the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike. The historic house’s staff is dedicated to interpreting the history and contemporary issues of workers, the workplace, and organized labor.
The museum features changing exhibits, restored period rooms and Old World Gardens that reflect the lifestyle of an immigrant family of the early 1900’s, a free lending library, and a museum store. Visitors can enjoy exhibit receptions, lectures, poetry readings, teachers’ workshops, and other special events. Visit the American Labor Museum’s website to learn more.
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