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Virtual: Paterson Great Falls – From Power to Park

March 14, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

Falls Iron Bridge

The Paterson Museum Foundation invites you to join us on Zoom on Tuesday, March 14th, at 7pm for the next presentation in our virtual Historic Speakers Series, which will focus on the Great Falls. Paterson Museum Curator Heather Garside will be presenting, Paterson Great Falls: From Power to Park.

The Paterson Great Falls has dual, sometimes conflicting, identities. The first, as a natural wonder, a scenic beauty and a tourist attraction. The second, as a source of power, providing the energy needed by the industries that developed into the City of Paterson. Both identities have existed simultaneously since the Falls were formed 13,000 years ago, weaving a complex tapestry filled with moments and events full of triumphs, set-backs and its fair share of acrobatic feats.

Using historical and modern photographs, as well as original artwork inspired by the Falls, Garside will walk the audience through time, exploring the waterfall’s long journey from a natural resource and industrial tool to becoming a protected park.  This program was developed to compliment the Museum’s current special exhibit by the same name.

This lecture will be presented virtually, via Zoom. The lecture is free of charge, but donations to the Paterson Museum Foundation are requested. Donations can be submitted via Pay Pal or check. For more information on the program, or to obtain the Zoom link, please email


March 14, 2023
7:00 pm
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