The history of chocolate, selections from a New Jersey film festival, and a photo exhibit that captures the industrial soul of old Hoboken are among the events available at the Hoboken Historical Museum during February.
Hoboken’s sweet history has already been on display for some of the month. Find out more about homegrown chocolate, Tootsie rolls, and pastries! Check it out at http://www.hobokenmuseum.org.
If you have been captivated by the intricate, layered photomontages evoking Hoboken’s industrial soul that are now on display in the Museum’s Upper Gallery, come hear photographer Sterne Slaven give an illustrated talk about his work on Sunday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m.
He started snapping photos in the mid-1980s, though some are more recent. They show some of the buildings that once helped define Hoboken as a factory town – Maxwell House, Lipton Tea, the Bethlehem Steel Shipyard, Ferguson Propellers – in the process of being transformed or demolished. Using double exposures, transparencies and overlapping, the photomontages echo the deconstruction of the buildings themselves, the photographer says.
The exhibit will be on view through March 6.