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The next open house will be held on Sunday
August 21, 2011 from 1-3 pm.
The exhibit will feature photos of Lost Fair Lawn and also some photos from the Zito Photography collection. A selection of photos from the recently scanned Zito Photography collection is available by clicking here.
About the Museum
The Cadmus House is the official Museum for the
Borough of Fair Lawn. The Cadmus House, an old Dutch-style stone
building is located on Pollitt Drive next to the Radburn
railroad station. The Museum has
historical artifacts of Fair Lawn ranging from Native American
heads to Word War I and II uniforms. There are maps from the
1880’s, old farm tools and parts of the former Hopper-Croucher
farmhouse. Two original fireplaces contain old cookware.
Upstairs are the Victorian
Room with period furniture and toys, and the Fireman’s Room
displaying old fire fighting equipment and pictures of early
firefighters and the 1941 Plaza Building fire.
Among more recent acquisitions for the
museum are eight of the original drawings of historic Fair
Lawn buildings which
appeared on the Columbia Savings and Loan 1976 Bicentennial
Calendar. Other new acquisitions include police marshal gear
from 1924 and items from the late Melvin Naugle estate dating
from the Borough’s founding and earlier. Notable are early
photos of the Naugle family outside their pre-Revolutionary
stone house on Dunkerhook Road, now threatened by new housing.
Still on display are many of the photographs of “Lost Fair
Lawn”, historic buildings that have been lost to development.