Saturday, Sept. 23 – John McParland WWII Speaker

by Tom Bivin on September 16, 2017 · 0 comments


On Saturday September 23rd, the Meadowlands Museum will host a special event featuring guest speaker/historian John McParland who will be talking about WWII and the 81 men whose names appear on the World War II monument in Rutherford’s Lincoln Park.  The monument was dedicated on Memorial Day in 1951.


The talk is scheduled from 2-4 pm and will give all who attend an understanding about each of these Rutherford men who dies during the war.  McPartland has a keen interest in WWII and has researched the lives of each of these veterans.


John McParland is a long time resident of Rutherford who is employed by an international container shipping line.  He and his wife, Joanne, have four school aged children.



The Meadowlands Museum (located at 91 Crane Avenue, Rutherford) is a small, non-profit museum dedicated to interpreting the history of our area, the Meadowlands Museum relies on the ongoing support of the local community, through donations and memberships.  Each year, the Meadowlands Museum welcomes hundreds of children and adults, helping them connect to the historical and cultural sense of place that is the Meadowlands region.  Founded in 1961 to connect school children with their community, the Museum continues the work that began with that single inspiration.


In addition to this event, the Meadowlands Museum is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm, and is open to the public.  There is a recommended donation for visitors or $5 per adult, $3 per child.  The Museum office phone is 201-935-1175.



Robin Reenstra-Bryant

Secretary, Meadowlands Museum Board of Trustees



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