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Roebling Museum: Saints, Sinners and the Paycheck Tour
May 6, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm$15.00
Join former educator, George Lengel and former park ranger, Doug Kiovsky, as they take a trip through time to experience what life was like for those who resided and worked in this unique model company town during the first half of the 20th century. This tour will explore structures along Alden and Norman Avenues affectionately known as “the row.” This block was lined with an eclectic mix of private businesses where factory workers and families alike would spend their hard-earned paychecks.
This area encompassed dry goods stores; milk distribution businesses; butchers; bakers; the spiritual needs of churches; the social needs of taverns; ethnic social clubs; a gambling casino that attracted the violence of Organized Crime as well as a notoriety of celebrities; and the childhood home of an US Air Force lieutenant general who served as the assistant director to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1979 – 1981. The tour will also include the interior of a beautifully decorated church and the last original operating business in town.
The Museum is located at 100 Second Avenue in Roebling, NJ Ample parking is available in the museum lot off Hornberger Avenue, adjacent to the Roebling River Line parking area. The River Line has a Roebling stop just behind the museum. Visitors are encouraged not to park on 2nd Avenue on the residential side of the building.