Kearny Museum

Kearny Museum

 

318 Kearny Avenue, Kearny, NJ

(201) 998-2666

 

The Kearny Museum, on the upper floor of the Kearny Public Library, is a history museum that houses local displays about the town. The collection includes photographs, articles of clothing, and war memorabilia from the town’s history. Special attention is given to Civil War hero Major General Philip Kearny Jr. for whom the town is named.  This includes a display of furniture from his Belle Grove home, donated by his granddaughter and second wife. The museum also includes a full collection of Kearny High School yearbooks. The museum has a collection of antique clothes and accessories, representing town life between 1850 and 1960, which were donated or are on loan by townspeople.

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