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New Jersey Diner Exhibit

July 8, 2023 @ 9:30 am - September 23, 2023 @ 4:30 pm


The Paterson Museum is excited to announce the opening of its newest changing exhibit, “Order’s Up!” Paterson and the Rise of the New Jersey Diner. New Jersey is acknowledged as the “Diner Capital of the World” for two reasons: because of the number of diners that operate in the Garden State and because many of the major U.S. diner builders were located here. In this exhibition, learn how Paterson played a role in this statewide phenomenon.

Today, Paterson is well known for its eclectic blend of food experiences and cultures. After all, the City motto is “Great Falls, Great Food, Great Future.” This exhibition will highlight Paterson’s contributions to the diner industry, from Silk City Diners to Libby’s Lunch and the Hot Texas Weiner. Many of the photos in the exhibit come from New Jersey author Michael Gabriele, who serves as the co-curator. Among his many publications Gabriele has written two books about diners, The History of Diners in New Jersey, and Stories from New Jersey Diners.

The exhibit will be on display from Saturday July 8, 2023, through Saturday September 24, 2023 in the Hannah Memorial Gallery, at The Paterson Museum.
Please join us as we celebrate the opening of this new exhibition at the Museum on Saturday, July 8th from 1pm-3pm. Be among the first to see the exhibit and walk down memory lane. A short program will be followed by an informal meet and greet with the co-curator’s and a chance to explore the exhibition.

The Paterson Museum, located at 2 Market Street (on the corner of Market and Spruce Streets) is in the heart of the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park. For more information about this event, or to learn more about the Paterson Museum, visit our website https://patersonmuseum.com/, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram!


July 8, 2023 @ 9:30 am
September 23, 2023 @ 4:30 pm
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The Paterson Museum, 2 Market Street, Paterson, NJ 07501
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