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Scarecrow Day at the Meadowlands Museum

By Jennifer Ersalesi

For fifty years, the Meadowlands Museum located on 91 Crane Ave in Rutherford has housed a number of different exhibits, some permanent and some temporary. The Yereance-Berry House, which is now the Meadowlands Museum, is also listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Currently, there is a Geological Display of rocks and minerals from the Meadowlands area.

As a 501 (c)3 nonprofit charitable organization, the Meadowlands Museum relies heavily on donations, fundraising, and vital volunteers. Throughout the year, the Meadowlands Museum hosts a number of fundraising events.

One of the Museum's ongoing fundraisers is the sale of framed photos of Rutherford Homes. Information on purchasing one of these photos can be found here.

"This Saturday, October 23rd, the Meadowlands Museum's Annual Scarecrow Day will be from 1-3 pm. Scarecrow stands should be reserved/registered in advance. This is a fun fall activity for families and groups of friends as up to 6 people can work on building the same scarecrow. Once completed, each scarecrow is automatically entered into the Museum’s online People's Choice awards where the builders of the favorite scarecrow will receive a great prize. Registration is easy. Forms can be downloaded from here or from the Museum's website and sent to the Museum at 91 Crane Avenue, Rutherford 07070 with a $20.00 registration check. Or simply call the number on the form and process your registration by phone with a credit card. It's the season to build something scary or fun, and to support your regional history museum at the same time," explained Robin Reenstra, President of The Meadowlands Museum Board.

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