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                                    Stevens family contributions to Hoboken’s history are well heralded (see The Stevens Family tab under History on our website – an illustrated … Continue reading

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                                            A beautiful chromolithographed advertising card for a commercial pool on the Hudson River very near Sybil’s Cave. River … Continue reading

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This photo of a post-blizzard scene of a fire includes huge amounts of ice enveloping the destroyed buildings. The Hoboken Fire Department ladder truck is seen encrusted with ice on the raised ladder. The alarm came in at 8:25 PM, … Continue reading

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Schnackenberg’s is back (props to Eugene and Joyce Flinn).  Dorothy Schnackenberg Novak, a daughter of founder Henry Schnackenberg, recently donated this early menu to the Museum from the days when coffee was five cents and Tutti-Frutti was an ice cream flavor … Continue reading

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The sight of an elephant being lifted from a ship’s cargo hold is very dramatic. This animal is just one of many that a major dealer in exotic animals brought to America. Some were for zoos and others for circuses. … Continue reading

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Or Adding Some Zip to our Museum Collections Zippers are a taken-for-granted part of everyday life, but a century ago, the inventors and first manufacturers of the zipper were struggling. The early development of the practical zipper happened in Hoboken at the … Continue reading

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Superstorm Sandy was a historic event in Hoboken, and the Hoboken Historical Museum is gathering stories from residents and visitors to document the storm’s immediate and ongoing impact on our community. Everyone’s story, no matter how great the storm’s impact, … Continue reading

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My infatuation with Hoboken dates from the first time I stepped foot here, took a look at the cityscape and breathed the caffeinated air (Maxwell House was still roasting coffee in those days). Continue reading

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Welcome to the Hoboken Historical Museum. And we really mean “welcome”! The Museum aims to be one of the most welcoming organizations in town—we celebrate long-time residents with oral history chapbooks, we help new residents learn the rich lore of this unique waterfront town, we bring everyone together for Baby Parades, House Tours and Secret Garden Tours, we invite toddlers every other Thursday for Uptown Storytime and school/scout groups for fun educational programs, and we greet visitors just passing through who want a handle on what Hoboken is all about. Continue reading

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