Last updated: 1/19/2011
100 Second Ave.
Roebling, NJ 08554
Open by appointment January to March
April to October
July - OctoberNovember and December
|Wednesday - Saturday||11 AM - 5 PM|
|Wednesday - Saturday||11 AM - 4 PM|
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
$5.00 Senior and Children
Free for members and children under 6
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Patricia Millen, Executive Director
Welcome to the Roebling Museum! Located in the historic village of Roebling,New Jersey, the museum presents the story of the engineering genius of John A. Roebling, the Roebling family, the company town of Roebling and the technological innovations and products produced by the company that shaped the industrialized world.
COLLECTIONS: The Museum collections include objects and documents salvaged from the Kinkora Works by the Environmental Protection agency or donated by private individuals. The mill objects range from large railroad and steel mill equipment already moved by EPA to the Museum's Millyard to small hand tools. The mill objects also include a large amount of strand and wire rope, machinery, and several thousand wooden patterns of machine parts. Privately donated objects include J.A.R.'s Sons Co. identification badges, photographs, drawings, catalogs, and strand and wire rope samples, Roebling school records and village memorabilia, paintings and some Roebling family items.Many of these items were collected since 1981 by the Roebling Historical Society, which transferred them to the Museum in 2009.
The Museum is interested in additional donations of Roebling Company, family and village objects and documents
Research Collections: The Ferdinand Roebling III Museum Archives acquires and preserves records in a variety of formats that document the history of the Roebling and Trenton steel and wire mills, the Village of Roebling and products of the John A. Roebling's Sons Company. The Archives is in the process of organizing, processing and cataloging materials to make them accessible to researchers in the coming year.
Volunteer opportunities are available to assist with this major project.
Roebling Museum School Programs:
We've Got you Wired
$5.00 per student 1 hour program
Students will explore the making of steel from recycled materials and how the steel was transformed into wire used to make the famous Roebling bridges. After an introductory film, students will tour the galleries and learn about the impact of wire rope technology and how this technology changed the way people built their world. Students will conduct experiments on tensile strength and load testing based on bridge engineering concepts in the museum workshop room and have fun making rope!
Bridging the World
$5.00 per student 1 ? hour program
Roebling bridges are famous world-wide. Jenga blocks and paper bridges will bring to life the engineering terms and basic concepts used to build the main types of bridge structures with a focus on suspension bridges. Students will watch an introductory film on the Roebling family and the company, tour the galleries and then be challenged to build bridges using blocks and paper in the museum workshop room.
* Vocabulary and the difficulty of the experiments are adjusted for the different grade levels.
Tours: Grades 4-graduate school
General overview tours and self-guided tours of the museum are available @ $4.00 per student. Please allow approximately 1 hour.
Walking tours of the Village of Roebling, on the National Register of historic places and one of the most intact company towns in America, are available in good weather @ $5.00 per student. A combination museum gallery and village tour is $7.00 per student. Please call ahead. Village tours take approximately 45 minutes.
For specific learning objects, please call in advance and we will work with educators.
Access: Staff Only
Appointment required: Yes
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