Storytime at the Fire Department Museum
@ Fire Department Museum
Storytime at the Fire Department Museum @ Fire Department Museum | Hoboken | New Jersey | United States
November 26 (Sunday)
Nov 26 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Thanks to the generous support of the Hoboken Family Alliance, the Museum hosts a weekly Storytime program at the Fire Department Museum, at 213 Bloomfield St. We invite children between the ages of 2 and 5 years to join us downtown every Sunday at 1:30pm. Special guest readers from the Hoboken Public Library join us on the first Sunday of each month. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No reservation required, but it is recommended to arrive early to secure a good spot. 

Free, thanks to HFA

Oral History Chapbook Party: “Palumbo’s Tavern”
Oral History Chapbook Party: "Palumbo's Tavern"
November 26 (Sunday)
Nov 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join us on Sunday, November 26 at 4 pm to celebrate the publication of a new HHM chapbook, Palumbo’s Tavern. Ann Palumbo Monaco recalls her grandparents’ Monroe Street tavern, where neighbors gathered to relax, gossip, celebrate, and to enjoy Anna Palumbo’s fabulous pasta “fazool.”

This event is free and all attendees receive a copy of “Palumbo’s Tavern.”

Black Maria Film Festival Series: “A Bastard Child”
@ Hoboken Historical Museum
Black Maria Film Festival Series: "A Bastard Child" @ Hoboken Historical Museum
November 29 (Wednesday)
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

On Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 6:30 pm, the Museum is proud to welcome back Hudson County’s own Black Maria Film Festival for the second of a four-part monthly series of award-winning hour-long documentaries. Program 3 features “A Bastard Child” by Knutte Wester. His grandmother grew up in shelters and orphanages in Sweden in the early 1900’s, unwanted, rejected by society. Wester brings her memories to life through his own exquisite hand-painted animated images and has us witness someone being rejected in order to unite others.

Black Maria Executive Director Jane Steuerwald will host the custom-curated programs, and lead a discussion with the audience. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the films will screen at 7 pm, each lasting about an hour. Admission is a suggested $5 donation, which includes light refreshments.

Through December, a different award-winning one-hour documentary film from the Black Maria’s Global Insights collection will be presented, thanks to the support of the Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs and Tourism. The second program is Wednesday, Oct. 18, the third is Wed., Nov. 29, and the final session is Wed., Dec. 13.

Now in its 36th consecutive year, the Black Maria Film Festival focuses on diverse short films – narrative, experimental, animation, and documentary – including those, which address issues and struggles within contemporary society such as the environment, public health, race and class, family, sustainability, and more. 

Penny’s Storytime at the Museum
@ Hoboken Historical Museum
Penny's Storytime at the Museum @ Hoboken Historical Museum | Hoboken | New Jersey | United States
November 30 (Thursday)
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Education Curator Maria Lara and other guest readers share stories, rhymes and sing-alongs with children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers every Thursday at 10:00 am and at 11 am. This program is supported by our family sponsor, Macy’s. Registration required. See homepage for link, posted at 10 am on the day before each session. (NOTE: NO STORYTIME ON NOV. 23)

Free, thanks to Family Sponsor, Macy’s

Kids Night at the Museum – 3!
Kids Night at the Museum - 3!
December 1 (Friday)
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Kids Night at the Museum is a chance for kids ages 5 and up to leave their parents at home and have their own night of fun! Kids can spend the evening at the Hoboken Historical Museum and enjoy games, arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt, pizza and popcorn, and a movie!

The third Kids Night is Friday, Dec. 1st, from 6 – 9 pm, featuring the 1971 children’s classic movie, “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” starring Gene Wilder as Roald Dahl’s eccentric candy maker and the competition for the chocolate bar with the Golden Ticket.

The cost is $25 per child, $20 for members’ children (members, please call or email Education Curator Maria Lara at 201-656-2240 or education@hobokenmuseum.org for the code).

Click here to register your child(ren).

Storytime at the Fire Department Museum
@ Fire Department Museum
Storytime at the Fire Department Museum @ Fire Department Museum | Hoboken | New Jersey | United States
December 3 (Sunday)
Dec 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Thanks to the generous support of the Hoboken Family Alliance, the Museum hosts a weekly Storytime program at the Fire Department Museum, at 213 Bloomfield St. We invite children between the ages of 2 and 5 years to join us downtown every Sunday at 1:30pm. Special guest readers from the Hoboken Public Library join us on the first Sunday of each month. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No reservation required, but it is recommended to arrive early to secure a good spot. 

Free, thanks to HFA

WWI Centennial Talk: “Jungle of Weeds” to War: Fort Monmouth, by professor Melissa Ziobro
WWI Centennial Talk: "Jungle of Weeds" to War: Fort Monmouth, by professor Melissa Ziobro
December 3 (Sunday)
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

As part of the Museum’s World War I Centennial Lecture Series, on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 4 pm, Monmouth University Professor Melissa Ziobro will share the fascinating history of Fort Monmouth, which went from a “Jungle of Weeds” to war readiness in a matter of a few months, and then contributed to significant advances in field communications and technology during WWI.

Click here to reserve your spot for this lecture.

Named for the brave Revolutionary War soldiers who gave their lives just a few miles away at the Battle of Monmouth Court House in 1778, Fort Monmouth was the site of some of the most significant communications and electronics breakthroughs in military history. From its inception during WWI through its closure in 2011, Fort Monmouth’s soldiers and civilians, with the support of the local communities, worked tirelessly to develop technologies and field equipment to protect U.S. forces and enable their victories.

During WWI, the Army charged Signal Corps Soldiers trained at the base with establishing communications on the front lines of Europe. At the same time, those back on post in NJ made significant strides in the areas of aviation, combat photography, pigeon training, meteorology, and radio intelligence.

The neighboring communities took an active role in sustaining these men. For example, on June 6, 1917, the Red Bank Register reported local farmers gearing up to supply large quantities of “straw, hay, oats, and cordwood” to the initial cadre of soldiers descending upon the site. On June 26, 1918, the post newspaper, the Dots and Dashes, shared, “Among the first women workers in the camp (at the “Y” pictured above) were Mrs. John H. Parker, of Long Branch, and Mrs. J.B. Greenhut, and others associated with them. They did much to relieve the unpleasantness of camp life under such hard conditions.” Many of these servicemen would travel through Hoboken en route to the front.

Melissa Ziobro is currently the Specialist Professor of Public History at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ, teaching courses including “Introduction to Public History, Oral History, and Museums and Archives Management.” Her service to the University includes administration of the Monmouth Memories Oral History Program. She serves on the Executive Board of Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region and as the editor for “New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal,” a joint venture of the NJ Historical Commission, Rutgers University Libraries, and Monmouth University.

Ziobro has worked with public history organizations such as the Monmouth County Park System, InfoAge Science History Learning Center and Museum, Monmouth County Historical Association, Monmouth County Historical Commission, Middlesex County Office of Culture and Heritage, National Guard Militia Museum of NJ, and more. She worked as a command historian at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, NJ from 2004-2011. Publications include her most recent article, on Colonel William Blair, father of American Aircraft Detection Radar, in “On Point: The Journal of Army History.”

Due to popular demand for our previous lecture series, advance reservations are strongly advised. Sign up by clicking the button below. Admission will be collected at the door, lectures are $10 ($5 for members); bus tours are $20 ($10 for members).

The lecture series is funded by a special project grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission.

Penny’s Storytime at the Museum
@ Hoboken Historical Museum
Penny's Storytime at the Museum @ Hoboken Historical Museum | Hoboken | New Jersey | United States
December 7 (Thursday)
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Education Curator Maria Lara and other guest readers share stories, rhymes and sing-alongs with children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers every Thursday at 10:00 am and at 11 am. This program is supported by our family sponsor, Macy’s. Registration required. See homepage for link, posted at 10 am on the day before each session. (NOTE: NO STORYTIME ON NOV. 23)

Free, thanks to Family Sponsor, Macy’s

Holiday Family Concert at the Fire Department Museum
@ Fire Department Museum
Holiday Family Concert at the Fire Department Museum @ Fire Department Museum
December 10 (Sunday)
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Catch the holiday spirit with a fun, family-friendly concert by Dave Lambert and Howard Olah-Reiken on Sunday afternoon, December 10, at 1:30 p.m. Doors open at 1 pm and the event will last until 3 pm in the Assembly Room on the 2nd floor of the Hoboken Fire Department Museum, 213 Bloomfield.

The pair of singers have entertained Hobokenites and led sing-alongs of favorite holiday and winter-themed music at the Museum for most of the past eight years.

The audience is not only welcome to sing along, but jingle bells and other rhythm instruments will be available to crank up the holiday spirit. All ages are welcome. Space is limited, and the second floor is not accessible to persons with mobility issues. For information, please call the Hoboken Museum at 201-656-2240. Free! 

This program is supported by our Family Sponsor, Macy’s.

Storytime at the Fire Department Museum
@ Fire Department Museum
Storytime at the Fire Department Museum @ Fire Department Museum | Hoboken | New Jersey | United States
December 10 (Sunday)
Dec 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Thanks to the generous support of the Hoboken Family Alliance, the Museum hosts a weekly Storytime program at the Fire Department Museum, at 213 Bloomfield St. We invite children between the ages of 2 and 5 years to join us downtown every Sunday at 1:30pm. Special guest readers from the Hoboken Public Library join us on the first Sunday of each month. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No reservation required, but it is recommended to arrive early to secure a good spot. 

Free, thanks to HFA

Black Maria Film Festival Series: “Left on Pearl”
@ Hoboken Historical Museum
Black Maria Film Festival Series: "Left on Pearl" @ Hoboken Historical Museum
December 13 (Wednesday)
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

On Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 6:30 pm, the Museum is proud to welcome back Hudson County’s own Black Maria Film Festival for the second of a four-part monthly series of award-winning hour-long documentaries. Program 4 features Susie Rivo’s “Left on Pearl,” a film set in 1971, when classified ads for employment were still segregated by gender, battered women’s shelters did not exist, abortion was illegal, and married women couldn’t open a bank account without their husbands’ permission. “Left on Pearl” focuses on a highly significant but little-known event in the history of the women’s liberation movement, the 1971 takeover and occupation of a Harvard University-owned building by hundreds of Boston area women.

Black Maria Executive Director Jane Steuerwald will host the custom-curated programs, and lead a discussion with the audience. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the films will screen at 7 pm, each lasting about an hour. Admission is a suggested $5 donation, which includes light refreshments.

On Dec. 13, Steuerwald will be joined by very special guest, Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild, an executive producer of “Left on Pearl.” Ms. Ruthchild was born in Jersey City, and attended public schools there through her first year at Henry Snyder High School. Her father taught in the Jersey City Public Schools. One of her grandfathers had a sporting goods store in the Greenville section; and the other worked in the Manischewitz Wine factory. Inspired by her parents’ striving for social justice, she became involved in the second-wave feminist movement, and participated in the events in Cambridge, Mass., depicted in the film ‘Left on Pearl.” Ms. Ruthchild is currently a Resident Scholar at the Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center and a Center Associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.

Through December, a different award-winning one-hour documentary film from the Black Maria’s Global Insights collection will be presented, thanks to the support of the Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs and Tourism. The second program is Wednesday, Oct. 18, the third is Wed., Nov. 29, and the final session is Wed., Dec. 13.

Now in its 36th consecutive year, the Black Maria Film Festival focuses on diverse short films – narrative, experimental, animation, and documentary – including those, which address issues and struggles within contemporary society such as the environment, public health, race and class, family, sustainability, and more. 

Penny’s Storytime at the Museum
@ Hoboken Historical Museum
Penny's Storytime at the Museum @ Hoboken Historical Museum | Hoboken | New Jersey | United States
December 14 (Thursday)
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Education Curator Maria Lara and other guest readers share stories, rhymes and sing-alongs with children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers every Thursday at 10:00 am and at 11 am. This program is supported by our family sponsor, Macy’s. Registration required. See homepage for link, posted at 10 am on the day before each session. (NOTE: NO STORYTIME ON NOV. 23)

Free, thanks to Family Sponsor, Macy’s

Holiday Crafts Fair
@ The Museum and Walkway
Holiday Crafts Fair @ The Museum and Walkway
December 16 (Saturday)
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Museum Holiday Crafts Fair will take place the last weekend before Christmas, December 16 and 17, inside the Museum and out in the walkway. Come by for jewelry, household items, knitwear, children’s items, historic prints, and more! On offer are handmade items by local artists and artisans, including Jennifer Place’s jewelry from handblown glass, gemstones, and mixed metals, and Christmas ornaments from recycled materials. Other artists’ and artisans’ wares will be for sale as well; stay tuned for details. Free.

Holiday Crafts Fair
@ The Museum and Walkway
Holiday Crafts Fair @ The Museum and Walkway
December 17 (Sunday)
Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Museum Holiday Crafts Fair will take place the last weekend before Christmas, December 16 and 17, inside the Museum and out in the walkway. Come by for jewelry, household items, knitwear, children’s items, historic prints, and more! On offer are handmade items by local artists and artisans, including Jennifer Place’s jewelry from handblown glass, gemstones, and mixed metals, and Christmas ornaments from recycled materials. Other artists’ and artisans’ wares will be for sale as well; stay tuned for details. Free.

Storytime at the Fire Department Museum
@ Fire Department Museum
Storytime at the Fire Department Museum @ Fire Department Museum | Hoboken | New Jersey | United States
December 17 (Sunday)
Dec 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Thanks to the generous support of the Hoboken Family Alliance, the Museum hosts a weekly Storytime program at the Fire Department Museum, at 213 Bloomfield St. We invite children between the ages of 2 and 5 years to join us downtown every Sunday at 1:30pm. Special guest readers from the Hoboken Public Library join us on the first Sunday of each month. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No reservation required, but it is recommended to arrive early to secure a good spot. 

Free, thanks to HFA

Penny’s Storytime at the Museum
@ Hoboken Historical Museum
Penny's Storytime at the Museum @ Hoboken Historical Museum | Hoboken | New Jersey | United States
December 21 (Thursday)
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Education Curator Maria Lara and other guest readers share stories, rhymes and sing-alongs with children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers every Thursday at 10:00 am and at 11 am. This program is supported by our family sponsor, Macy’s. Registration required. See homepage for link, posted at 10 am on the day before each session. (NOTE: NO STORYTIME ON NOV. 23)

Free, thanks to Family Sponsor, Macy’s