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Who We Are

Under the direction of the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the City of Clifton, the staff at the Clifton Museum are dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of the Clifton Museum homestead and the role it played in the City of Clifton’s nineteenth-century rural history. Through tours, lectures, and special events, the Clifton Museum promotes the exploration of life in nineteenth-century America, the events and people of the nineteenth century, and the need and importance of historic preservation.

The Clifton Museum is owned by the City of Clifton and operated by the Passaic County Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs.

Our Collections

The County of Passaic and City of Clifton are dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of the County and the City, their people, and their places. The Clifton Museum holds a diverse collection of artifacts ranging from prints and decorative arts to farming tools and photographs dating to the nineteenth century. While the collections originated by the families who lived here are limited, the artifacts are representative of how the household would have looked and what the families might have had.

To find out more information on an object or a specific type of collection you are researching, please contact our staff. The collections at Clifton Museum are currently not searchable in an online format.

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