LAKE HOPATCONG HISTORICAL MUSEUM
|Located in a rustic 19th century building which served as a lock tender's house on the Morris Canal, the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum offers an entertaining and enlightening look at the history of New Jersey's largest lake. Step back to a time when the lake was actually two bodies of water and the Lenape Tribe lived along its shores. Learn of the building of the famous Morris Canal and the forming of modern day Lake Hopatcong, its main source of water. Travel back to the era when the Lake was a tourist mecca and some 40 hotels and rooming houses graced its shores.|
|Relive the days when thousands flocked to Bertrand Island Amusement Park for dancing and "nickel nights." In an age before jets, air conditioning and super highways, Lake Hopatcong was a major northeast resort. Trains from urban centers would drop off vacationers at the Landing Railroad Station, where they would board steamboats for the trip to Bertrand Island and other points around the Lake. Within easy reach of large cities to the east, the Lake's size and setting at over 900 feet above sea level made it a perfect resort. From the 1880's through the 1930's the Lake welcomed thousands each year, including leaders in government, industry and entertainment. Lower daytime temperatures and cool evenings made Lake Hopatcong a welcome respite from the urban centers to the east.|
|The Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum
displays an extensive collection of memorabilia, photographs, historical
artifacts, and exhibits about the Lake and on the history and working of
the Morris Canal. The Museum is located on the grounds of Lake Hopatcong
State Park in Landing, just 2 miles off Route I-80 at exit 28.
Admission is free.
Call (973) 398-2616 for further information
Fall 2016 Museum Openings
These Sundays from 1 to 4 PM:
April 17, May 15, September 25, November 13, December 18
October 8-9, Pathways of
History Weekend! Museum open
Saturday 10 AM-4 PM and Sunday12-4 PM
Friday evening, November 4,
from 5pm to 8pm, we will feature a
special display of political memorabilia from elections of yesteryear.
Come see campaign items from past presidents including Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower,
Kennedy, Reagan, and more. You can also enjoy all of our regular exhibits and pick up some great holiday gifts!
“The Rides of Bertrand Island,”
presentation at the Palace Theatre in Netcong,
Saturday evening, November 12, 2016 at 7:30pm. Please mail in your reservations. Don’t miss out on the fun!
For Information on the Museum
and the special programs,
please call 973-398-2616 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum - PO Box 668 - Landing, NJ 07850
Martin Kane, President
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