Almost 200,000 people visited the Great Falls National Historical Park in the past year, but a good number of them spent very little time in America’s first planned industrial city. Visitors often enter Overlook Park, snap a picture with the statue of Alexander Hamilton, and leave the city.
The new visitors center proposed at the site of the former steam plant site at the Great Falls National Historical Park has received preliminary approval from the National Park Service Development Advisory Board.
Evelyn Curry approached the intersection of North Main and Arch Streets, unfurled a cloth banner bearing the image of her son Shareek Curry, and began to weep. Her son was 33 years old when he was shot in that corner, she said.
The small triangular greenspace dubbed by neighborhood residents as South Paterson Park on Main Street is getting new benches and landscaping from PSEG.
The Great Falls National Historical Park saw a record number of 177,000 visitors last year, according to the National Park Service.
The charitable arm of TD Bank donated more than two dozen bags of supplies and provided a $5,141 check to the nonprofit group Oasis – A Haven for Women and Children on Friday.
State senator Nellie Pou is honoring nine women in her annual Women’s History Month celebration at the Paterson Museum.