October, 2019 - Work was started on our exterior this summer. We have had 3 windows repaired with the donations received so far. But there is much more work to be done! The painting will have to wait until the spring as it is getting too cold now to paint outside. Please continue to help us raise the funds needed to make this project a reality.
Every face tells a story. The face of the Meadowlands Museum needs to be restored. These windows that have seen so much history are now in dire need of repair. Inside we are preserving history, while outside, our building is crumbling. This house built in the English colony of New Jersey, has sheltered men and women who have participated in, observed and discussed the entire history of the United States. Within sight of this house, the last of the local Indians passed. From the seats of ox-drawn carts and horse-drawn carriages, men and women saw this same house that now is seen from the windows of jet-propelled planes. The residents of this house sat on porch steps over 100 years ago to watch the first railroad train pass their farm to cross the meadows. They watched trains bring people to the area for forty more years before this house became part of an incorporated Borough. The view from the front door has changed from salt hay marshes and cedar trees to the present network of highways and industries. The original farmland has been sold, and houses now crowd this house which stood alone for so many years. This house stands as a reminder of our past; but its story is the unfinished story of our ever changing nation. Within these walls, we preserve the history, the stories of the people, and the artifacts of the changing meadowlands area. Help us put a new face on the house where history lives. You can make a difference. You can help us restore the outside of the Meadowlands Museum by donating today.