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Passaic County History Fair
Set For Sat Oct. 5th

By on October 4, 2013

NEW JERSEY – The Passaic County Historical Society has announced that the Fifth Annual Passaic County History Fair will be held on Saturday, October 5. This year the fair will take place at the Passaic County Technical Institute, 45 Reinhardt Road, Wayne, New Jersey (www.pcti.tec.nj.us) from 10AM – 4PM.

“The History Fair is a celebration of Passaic County’s rich cultural heritage,” Historical Society President Maria Carparelli explained, “with exhibits and information about a variety of historic sites, museums, and organizations located across the county.”   Some of the participants at this year’s fair include:  the Passaic County Historical Society/Lambert Castle Museum, Paterson Great Falls Historic Park, the American Labor Museum, the Hamilton House Museum, The Paterson Museum, the North Jersey Highlands Historical Society, and the West Milford Museum.

There will also be presentations from local historians throughout the day, on topics that include the Great Falls, the Paterson Silk Strike, the Pompton Mutiny, and New Jersey’s connection to the underground railroad.  In addition, several authors on Passaic County history will be at the fair to talk with visitors and sign copies of their books.

This is an exciting opportunity for the whole family to learn about Passaic County’s past, and to gather information for future trips to local historic sites. Admission is Free, and there is abundant free parking. The entire campus is also handicapped accessible.

Most of the participating organizations/museums will also be open to visitors free of charge on Saturday, October 5, and Sunday, October 6.

For more information, please call the Passaic County Historical Society 9AM-1PM at (973) 247-0085, Ext. 201, or visit the History Fair website at www.passaiccountyhistory.org