Hoboken Historical Museum on local events

Reminder: Artist talk Sat. @ 4 pm
New event: 9/11 remembrance Wed., Sept. 14 @ 7 pm
Detail from "Waiting Room," by Louise Gale
Detail from “Waiting Room,” by Louise Gale
Meet the Artist: Louise Gale
On Saturday, Sept. 10, at 4 pm, all are invited to an artist’s talk for our current Upper Gallery art exhibit “Sew Hoboken: Mixed-Media Works by Louise Gale,” a versatile local artist who is active in local arts groups as well as in online artist communities. You can see more of her work by visiting her website,
Each of the works she created for this exhibit incorporates some sewn elements, along with other media, such as paint, photography and even plasterwork. She’ll return on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 4 pm for a discussion of her work. Free. 
“9/11 Hoboken Remembers”: Community Event Will Offer Wide-Angle View of How Hoboken Responded on Sept. 11, 2001
On Sept. 14 at 7 pm, All Saints Church (707 Washington St.) will host “9/11: Hoboken Remembers,” a moderated discussion with a panel of individuals who were “on duty” in their respective roles in Hoboken on Sept. 11, 2001, and had contact with a large sector of the community. The conversation will be moderated by New York Times senior financial writer and author, Diana B. Henriques. 

Each panelist will share how he or she was challenged to respond to the unique needs of our community as the unprecedented crisis was unfolding. First-hand accounts from such diverse perspectives as the mayor, a church missioner, a hospital administrator, a school leader, and a bartender will collectively offer a wide-angle view of Hoboken’s relationship to the events of 9/11.
Planned by the “9/11 Hoboken Remembers” Organizing Committee, with support from All Saints Parish, Hoboken Historical Museum and the Friends of the Hoboken Library, this free community event will be recorded and documented as an oral history project. 

7th Annual Pet Parade & Fair Returns, Oct. 2
The 7th Annual Hoboken Pet Parade & Fair returns on Sun., Oct. 2, 12 – 4 pm. It moves uptown to the Maxwell Place Waterfront, and will feature costume contests, talent competitions, and local pet care professionals dispensing free advice and demonstrations. Plus, the Hoboken Dog Association will sponsor an AKC Responsible Dog Owner Day, and Liberty Humane Society will bring some adoptable pets. The event is free. 
Visit the Fire Department Museum, open weekends
When was the last time you visited the Hoboken Fire Department Museum? The Hoboken Historical Museum is helping the fire department staff the historic site, at 213 Bloomfield St., keeping it open from noon to 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
The building served as a firehouse from 1881 to 1891 and later as a firemen’s meeting hall. It features a restored 1932 fire engine and display cases of full of helmets, tools, photos and other fire equipment. Kids are welcome free of charge; adults are asked for a $2 donation to help support the Museum’s upkeep and operations. 
Busy Fall Ahead: Mark Your Calendars!
A "tunnel book" created by Barbara Mauriello
A “tunnel book” created by Barbara Mauriello
The Museum is planning a busy line-up of fall events, with several old favorites and a few new ones:
Sun., Sept. 25, 2-5 pm: Opening reception for “Unfolding Landscapes: Books and Boxes by Barbara Mauriello.” Local artist Barbara Mauriello learned traditional techniques of bookbinding the old-fashioned way, through an apprenticeship. Now her skills are in high demand to produce limited editions of special art books or to restore antique books. Over the years, she’s expanded her craft to create innovative book shapes and decorative boxes, many of which will be on display in the Museum’s Upper Gallery through Nov. 6. She returns for a talk and demonstration on Sun., Oct. 2 at 4 pm. The opening reception and talk are free.
Sun., Oct. 16, 1 – 5 pm: Fourth Annual Heirloom Garlic Festival*. Farmers Rich and Sue Sisti from Catalpa Ridge Farm in Wantage, N.J., return with heirloom garlic varieties. Stop by for free samples of sliced garlic and recipes made from “the stinking rose.” The event is free, and there will be fall produce for sale.
Sun., Oct. 23, 10 am – 4 pm: The Hoboken House Tour* commemorates the Museum’s 25th anniversary by featuring encore appearances by a few fan-favorite homes that have starred in past tours. Tours are self-guided, starting from the Museum. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 on the day of the tour ($25 for members). 
Fri., Nov. 4, 7 pm: GalaPalooza25, at the W Hotel Hoboken, will be our biggest event of our 25th anniversary year, with dancing to live music, an open bar and tasty hors d’oeuvres, plus our exciting annual live auction of one-of-a-kind packages and experiences. It will be a fun and elegant evening; a chance to celebrate the Museum’s long history and help secure its future. Visit for more details. 
Sun., Nov. 6, 4 pm: Oral HIstory Programchapbook launch party for “In the Terrace,” a new oral history featuring Joan Cunning’s recollections of growing up in Hoboken’s tight-knit Willow Terrace neighborhood. Look for more information in our fall newsletter. The event is free.
Sun., Nov. 13, 2-5 pm: Opening reception for “Walkabout: Photographs and Mixed-Media Works by Liz Cohen.” In recent years, artist Liz Cohen discovered an unusual muse in a treasured family doll, Hazel. The doll, handmade of fabric, began appearing frequently in her work following the death of her husband 15 years ago. One manifestation is a series of photographs of Hazel taken in different settings around Hoboken. Cohen returns on Sun., Dec. 4, at 4 pm, for an artist’s talk. The opening reception and talk are free.
The Hoboken Historical Museum is open six days a week: Tues-Thurs 2-7 pm, Fri 1-5 pm, Sat/Sun 12 – 5 pm, at the Shipyard complex, at 13th & Hudson St. Call 201-656-2240 for more info. or visit www.hobokenmuseum.orgThree hours of free parking is available for Museum visitors in the nearby Littleman Parking Garage, at 12th & Shipyard Lane.
*Volunteers are needed for events marked with an asterisk. For more information, email us at, with the event name in the subject line.

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