A Sweet History of Hoboken: The Cake Boss put Hoboken on the national culinary map, but did you know that Hoboken has been a confectionary powerhouse since the mid-19th century? It’s such a rich (and tasty) legacy, the Museum has traced a history of the city through its commercial bakers, candy manufacturers and family-owned bakeries, including a smorgasbord of immigrant groups’ food customs.
Maps are a form of universal communication, providing information not just about where people lived, but how they lived. In an exhibit titled Mapping the Territory: Hudson County in Maps, 1840 – 2013, the Hoboken Historical Museum uses maps to examine the development of the County from a group of small, agricultural townships to one of the most densely populated, as well as industrialized, counties in the state. The exhibit has been extended through the end of September.
Celebrating the movie "On the Waterfront" on its 50th anniversary in 2004. Winner of 8 Academy Awards, the film was shot almost entirely on Hoboken's gritty streets and piers, and in its tenements, churches and restaurants. Watch the movie & see if you can spot the pivot from Church Square Park to Elysian Park.
"I Belong: A History of Civic and Social Clubs in Hoboken" traces a colorful history of a wide variety of organizations that have forged bonds among Hoboken's residents over the years. Exhibit curators Bob Foster, Dr. Christina Ziegler-McPherson, and Eileen Lynch have unearthed more than 250 clubs, and tell their stories through displays of photographs, uniforms, medals, event programs, trophies and other artifacts from the Museum collections and other sources.