Traveling Exhibits


To further its mission to “cultivate interest among individuals in the community at large in the history of ” the Passaic County Historical Society has developed a traveling exhibitions initiative to add to the services we offer our community. Libraries, museums, and schools can now request to borrow some or all exhibition panels associated with exhibits that have been held at Lambert Castle.

Our traveling exhibitions are available to qualified hosts* upon request, free of charge. The host organization is responsible for transport of the panels to and from their location, as well as all aspects of safe display. The panels can be reserved at any time for any date, but use will be subject to availability and requests will be processed on a first come, first serve basis. Please submit requests at least two weeks before intended use.

Exhibitions Currently Available
Exhibit Title: Pancakes, Patties, and Pies:  The History of the Silk City Diner Company of Paterson.

Earliest Date Available: Currently Available

Summary of Content: This exhibition discusses the Paterson Vehicle Company’s contribution to the development of the iconic American diner. Incorporates maps, documents, and photographs(historic and modern).

Number of Panels: 21 Total, 5 Narrative, 16 images with captions (7 horizontal/9 verticals) It is recommended that all five narrative panels be displayed together.  The images can all
stand alone.

Size of Panels: 5 Narrative, 24 inches wide x 36 inches tall images. (Vertical)24 inches wide x 30 inches tall images (Horizontal) 30 inches wide x 24 inches tall.

Exhibit Title: Highlights of the Paterson Evening News Collection.

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Earliest Date Available: Currently Available

Summary of Content: This exhibit showcases this newly digitized collection.  Over seventy photographs have been selected to highlight the variety of subjects as well as the wide breadth of topics incorporated within the collection.  Cities and towns featured on the panels include Hawthorne, Clifton, Paterson, Wayne, Pompton Lakes, Kinnelon,
West Paterson (now Woodland Park, Passaic, Totowa and Franklin Lakes

Number of Panels: 24 Total (Introduction and 23 display panels). All of the panels
can stand alone or in any combination.

Size of Panels: 22 inches wide x 44 inches tall

Exhibit Title: From the Photographic Archives, The Men Who Served: 1861-1964

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Earliest Date Available: Currently Available

Summary of Content: This exhibit showcases over thirty photographs which have been selected to demonstrate the common experience of American servicemen, from the American Civil War to the conflict in Vietnam.

Number of Panels: 12 panels (Introduction and 11 display panels). All of the panels
can stand alone or in any combination.

Size of Panels: 22 inches wide x 44 inches tall

*Qualified hosts include all educational institutions and 501 (c) (3) organizations. Exhibitions cannot be borrowed for private events.In addition to the panels, your organization may also be interested in a presentation or speaker. If so, this may be arranged for a fee. Please indicate your interest in hosting a presentation on the traveling exhibition request form. This feature may not be available for all exhibits.Please note: Traveling exhibitions do not include any artifacts, original photographs or documents.