Roselle Park will be taking part in “Four Centuries In A Weekend” on Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18th.
“Four Centuries In A Weekend” is an award-winning program that started over 20 years ago as the first of its kind in New Jersey. It includes 27 diverse historic sites, from humble farmhouses to extravagant mansions, that tell the story of the evolution from the Colonial-era Elizabethtown of 1664 into the 21 municipalities that make up modern day Union County. The two-day celebration provides a unique opportunity to have residents walk in the footsteps of the colorful figures who populated the Union County area through the centuries.
Pat Butler, Town Historian and Roselle Park Historical Society President, invites residents to enjoy the Roselle Park Museum’s current exhibit on the 100th anniversary of the Roselle Park Police Department (RPPD) and Policemen’s Benevolent Association (PBA). Mrs. Butler encourages residents, “Come view the Marshals who tamed the criminals in 1915.”
Visitors can also browse the museum’s permanent exhibits as well.
The Roselle Park Museum is located at 9 West Grant Avenue, right off of Chestnut Street. More information can be found on the Historical Society’s website (link) and the museum’s Facebook page (link).
The museum’s hours for the “Four Centuries In A Weekend” are from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 17th, and from noon till 5 o’clock in the afternoon on Sunday, October 18th.
The 2015 “Four Centuries In A Weekend” Activity Book is available for download below: