Digitize your Memories & Museum Fundraisers

Digitize your Memories!

October 3, 2015 from 12-2 pm at the Museum

Do you have photos, slides, 8mm and 16 mm film or VHS tapes? Age, humidity, acidification, not to mention accidental damage, can ruin a lifetime of treasured memories. Drop off your personal collections. Digital Memory Media will professionally convert your media to DVDs. Once scanned and digitized, patrons will be notified of a date and time to retrieve their newly created DVDs from the library. 20% of the revenue will be credited to the Meadowlands Museum!!

For more information, check out Digital Memory Media at www.dmmem.com

Chocolate Tasting 2015

Sweet, sweet, sweet! Even Virginia Marass, a founder of the Meadowlands Museum, was there!

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Spirits were high and the atmosphere was warm, albeit the bitterly cold weather, on February 13 at the museum’s annual Chocolate Tasting, a fundraiser. Delectable confections, baked goods and other treats arranged throughout the museum were complemented by champagne and hot drinks. As guests milled about sampling the offerings provided by local purveyors and other generous donors, the Steampunk duo The Eternal Frontier entertained, and even contributed their own chocolate, in the form of edible coins!


Delicious desserts, good people and delightful music set the tone for the evening, but the museum’s exhibits were enjoyed also, including the Civil Rights Exhibit, which had opened earlier that week.

Many thanks to our business and individual donors!

Click on the links to learn more about our participating businesses:

Annabella’s Salumeria E Groceria: http://www.annabellasmozz.com/
Chocolate Dreams: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chocolate-Dreams/117644201630014
Chocolate Fantasia: http://chocolatefantasia.net/
Dayton’s Homemade Chocolate: https://www.facebook.com/DaytonChocolates
Goffin’s Hallmark: https://www.facebook.com/Goffins64
Varrelmann’s Bakery : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Varrelmanns-Bake-Shop/86708249452
Lyndhurst Pastry Shop: http://www.lyndhurstpastryshop.com/
Veriella’s Bakery: http://veriellasbakery.com/
Stop & Shop: http://stopandshop.com/

Bea Goldberg
Gilda Healy
Kathleen Mathieu
Rod Leith
Chuck Eastham


Chocolate Tasting Team:
Gilda Healy
Jesse Gordon
Dale Jankowski
Mary DeSpirito
Alex Russo
Rod Leith
Tom Bivins
Chuck Eastham
Rhoda Portugal
Kathleen Mathieu
Archie Dean
Mark Slomiany
Tom Bryant

The Grand Victorian Tea 2014

The Meadowlands Museum is pleased announce the 11th annual Grand Victorian Tea on Sunday, September 28, 3:00 – 6:00pm.

Attendees will be treated to a lecture by tea sommelier Chris Cason on the topics of the history of tea, a short primer on the different types of tea, and how to properly prepare and taste tea.

Following Mr. Cason’s remarks, guests will be treated to a musical performance by Jeff Mach, performing his own Steampunk musical compositions and excerpts from his Steampunk rock opera, Absinth Heroes.

DATE: Sunday, September 28, 2014

TIME: 3:00 – 6:00pm


United Presbyterian Church, 511 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst, NJ

Tickets are $30 per person.  Please check back for information on how to purchase your tickets online.

About Chris Cason

Chris Cason is the co-founder and tea sommelier of NYC’s Tavalon Tea and food writer for the South Bergenite. He has been in the tea industry over 13 years and is the author of A Guide to Tea, a regular contributor to several food and beverage magazines, and his writings have been featured in the National Archives Museum. He currently lives in Rutherford with his wife, Andrea, and son Cullan.

Chris Cason

About Jeff Mach

Jeff Mach is an American playwright, musician, and founder of Widdershins, LLC, which organizes and promotes a series of events, including the Steampunk World’s Fair (Piscataway, NJ) and the International Steampunk City (Historic Speedwell, Morristown, NJ). He has been writing and performing music for 25 years. His rock opera “Absinthe Heroes” was one of the first Steampunk musicals ever written and is a darkly humorous satire of Steampunk adventure, mad science, good, evil, and chocolate.