WHO WE ARE
Under the direction of the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the City of Clifton, the staff at the Hamilton-Van Wagoner House Museum are dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of the Hamilton-Van Wagoner homestead and the role it played in the City of Clifton's nineteenth century rural history. Through tours, lectures, and special events, the Hamilton-Van Wagoner House Museum promotes the exploration of life in nineteenth century America, the events and people of the nineteenth century, and the need and importance of historic preservation.
The Hamilton-Van Wagoner House Museum is owned by the City of Clifton and operated by the Passaic County Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs.
The County of Passaic and City of Clifton are dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of the County and the City, their people, and their places. The Hamilton-Van Wagoner House Museum holds a diverse collection of artifacts ranging from prints and decorative arts to farming tools and photographs dating to the nineteenth century. While the collections originated by the families who lived here are limited, the artifacts are representative of how the household would have looked and what the families might have had.
To find out more information on an object or a specific type of collection you are researching, please contact our staff. The collections at Hamilton-Van Wagoner House Museum are currently not searchable in an online format.