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Passaic County History Fair Set For Sept. 27th

By on September 19, 2014

On Saturday September 27th from 10 am-4 pm at Lambert Castle (home of the Passaic County Historical Society) at 3 Valley Road, Paterson NJ, the Passaic County Historical Society will be hosting the 6th annual Passaic County History Fair. 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 to the event is free.

Designed to celebrate and teach visitors about the rich history of Passaic County, the history fair will include historical organizations, museums and genealogical groups from throughout the County. Some of the participants of this year’s fair include: the Passaic County Historical Society/Lambert Castle Museum, Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, the American Labor Museum, the Hamilton House Museum, The Paterson Museum, the North Jersey Highlands Historical Society, Hamilton Partnership, The Daughters of the American Revolution, William Paterson University, Heard’s Brigade and the Royal Sussex Society.

There will also be presentations from local historians throughout the day, on topics that include the Underground Railroad, the History of the City of Passaic and Paterson’s industrial landscape. Teacher credit will be available for those who attend the presentations. Credit will be awarded by the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, please visit their table located in Area G the day of. Several authors on Passaic County history will also be at the fair to talk with visitors and sign copies of their books. In addition, for kids of all ages, you will have a chance to meet Alexander Hamilton, go on a scavenger hunt inside Lambert Castle and participate in Colonial Militia firing drills. Food vendors will also be located on site.

This event is both indoors and outdoors. In the event of rain, the outdoor programming will be cancelled.

For more information on special events such as this one, visit the Passaic County Historical Society’s website at lambertcastle.org or call (973)247-0085.