- May 6, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Historic Village of Roebling Walking Tour
Saints, Sinners and Paycheck Tour
Saturday, May 6, 2017
$15.00/person (Includes Museum Admission)
Join former education teacher and member of the Roebling Museum board emeritus, George Lengel, and former park ranger, Doug Kiovsky, as they take visitors on a trip through time to experience what life was like living and working in a model company town during the first half of the 20th century.
This tour will explore structures along Alden and Norman Avenues affectionately known as “the row.” This block was lined with an eclectic mix of private businesses where factory workers and families alike would spend their hard-earned paychecks. This area encompassed dry goods stores; milk distribution businesses; butchers; bakers; the spiritual needs of churches; the social needs of taverns; ethnic social clubs; a gambling casino that attracted the violence of Organized Crime as well as a notoriety of celebrities; and the childhood home of an US Air Force lieutenant general who served as the assistant director to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1979-1981. The tour will also include the interior of a beautifully decorated church and the last original operating business in town.
This is the last in a series of three distinctly unique one and a half hour walking tours covering different areas of the Village of Roebling.
Tours depart from the lobby of the museum.