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Every Saturday in July and August from 10-1
OUT OF OUR PAST MOVIES OF ROSELLE PARK

View movies from the vaults of the Museum.
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2015 Four Centuries in a Weekend in Union County
Saturday October 17 10-5 and Sunday October 18 12-5

An event where residents and visitors have a unique opportunity to relive our 400 year history in just two short days.

This award winning program in Union County opens the doors to 24 diverse historic sites. The Roselle Park Museum is just one of them. The Roselle Park Museum displays photographs, documents, and memorabilia related to the history of Roselle Park and offers changing exhibits of topical interest. Our borough was shaped by the railroad, and by the 1860's,the station along the Central Railroad of NJ had become the nucleus of a small village.

Farming remained prominent in the 1880's. By 1883 the Charles Stone Store on Westfield Avenue became the first store in the world lighted by Edison's incandescent lamp. Industrial development along the railroad corridor included the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of America, established in 1912, which manufactured much of the wireless equipment used in WWI. David Sarnoff worked at this facility as Commercial Manager and later became Chairman of RCA. RCA's radio station WDY, housed in Roselle Park's Marconi facility, became one of the earliest licensed broadcasting stations in the United States.

This year's exhibit is: THE HISTORY OF THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROSELLE PARK POLICEMEN'S BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION (PBA) and a PERMANENT EXHIBIT OF THE HISTORY OF ROSELLE PARK.

Roselle Park Museum 9 Grant Avenue, Roselle Park, NJ 07024 (908) 245-1776