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Labor Museum Offers Free Art Classes

 

HALEDON, NJ - The American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark has received funding from the Puffin Foundation to host Saturday Labor Art Classes for students from grades 3 through 5. 

The classes begin on October 6th and end on December 22nd, 2012.  Due to its growing popularity, pre-registration is required.  The purpose of the program is to introduce students to the history and contemporary issues of working people and immigrants through the visual and performing arts.  

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Registered students will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities by which they are encouraged to develop their understanding of an immigrant worker’s home, lifestyle and workplace as a means of comparison to the same issues today.  

The classes will be conducted at the Botto House National Landmark, home of the American Labor Museum , located at 83 Norwood Street , Haledon , New Jersey .  For registration forms and/or further information, please call (973) 595-7953, email labormuseum@aol.com or visit the museum’s web site, www.labormuseum.net.  The museum’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9AM-5PM. Tours are offered Wednesday through Saturday from 1-4PM or by appointment.

 

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