Young Engineers at Work @ the Roebling Museum!
Young Engineers at Work @ the Roebling Museum!
What a great time our campers had this summer!
They discovered the science of engineering. They explored the different ways engineering impacts
the built environment and the world around us. They learned the history of the John A. Roebling’s Sons Company, the community they founded, and their products.
And, their final project – a 31 foot suspension bridge – now lives in the Roebling Museum’s historic mill yard, as a testament to their hard work and ingenuity!
The Emily Roebling STEAM Day Camp is designed for 5th thru 8th grade students.
We made scholarships may be available to students eligible for free or reduced lunch, and they added so much to the full experience and flavor of the Roebling STEAM Camp experience.
Our thanks to partners like Tom Spoth and Nicole Melendez from Parson Corporation; Sascha Harding from Pennoni and the Burlington County Bridge Commission; Old World Tomato Pie in Florence Township; Chick-fil-A Delran, NJ; Florence Township, NJ; Trinity United Methodist Church in Roebling, NJ; and McLaughlin Boxing Club in Roebling, NJ for all of their help and support in making this year’s camp such a great success.
Visit our the link below to see pictures of our camp and our final project. Stop by the museum for a visit to see our incredible new 31-foot suspension bridge!
609.499.7200; www.roeblingmuseum.org; FB/Twitter: @RoeblingMuseum
100 Second Avenue, PO Box 9, Roebling, NJ 08554
When the New York Times wanted to illustrate a story about the Brooklyn Museum, what image did they choose? Washington A. Roebling, builder of the Brooklyn Bridge, whose portrait is a highlight of the Brooklyn Museum’s collection. (That’s a snippet of Emily Roebling’s portrait at the right.) But you can learn much more about Washington & Emily and their remarkable achievements here at the Roebling Museum!
New Jersey Monthly Magazine has a new list of “unique, small museums to broaden your horizons,” and we’re on it! Thanks to the magazine and we look forward to welcoming your readers when they visit!
midJersey Business Magazine: The museum is a real treasure for our region. So much history lives here, because of the contributions of the John A. Roebling’s Sons Company…
Roebling Museum, keepers of the Roebling family and company’s legacy, makes its national debut on the popular Travel Channel television series, “Mysteries at the Museum,” on Thursday, June 16, 2016 @ 9:00pm!
Hear the story of a headstrong, self-taught engineer ahead of her time…
Roebling, NJ – Thursday, January 7, 2016 – The MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 148th Birthday at the Roebling Museum on Thursday evening. The event was hosted by the Northern Burlington Chapter and attended by a wide range of business professionals from the Mid-Jersey region.
In 2016, the Roebling Museum presented an exhibit entitled, “Roebling Goes to the Fair,” an exhibit of seven long-lost paintings originally commissioned by the Roebling Company in 1939 for the NY World’s Fair. In the embedded clip above, Roebling Museum executive director Varissa McMickens Blair tells the history behind the museum’s exhibition of paintings.
In October 2017, NJ-based paintings conservator, Christyl Cusworth, took on the task, at the Roebling Museum’s request, of restoring one of the paintings from the series of seven paintings that were part of the 1939 exhibition at the fair. Despite time, age, and years out of public view, this painting of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge was in good condition, and ripe for restoration. With the conservator’s expertise, skill, and patience, and with the direct funding of several families who are supporters of the Roebling Museum, the painting today, looks much like it would have at the World’s Fair decades ago.
Hear Chris Cusworth and others discuss the painting’s restoration.
Our thanks to the Trenton Museum Society and the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie for the long-term loan of these paintings for display at the Roebling Museum. Special thanks to Chloe and Kenneth J. Ibach, Phyllis Ibach Hawkins, and Mary Ellen and David Eckman, whose generous donations made the restoration possible. The painting was conserved in memory of Eloise and Kenneth E. Ibach and Phyllis Ibach Hawkins.
Visit the Roebling Museum starting March 1, 2018 to view this beautifully restored work of art and industry for yourself. Call 609-499-7200 for tickets, group tour bookings, and membership information.
January and February:
Open by appointment for groups over 10 and for researchers.
March through December:
Wednesday through Sunday 11 am-4 pm
Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Easter.
$6.00 Adults; $5.00 Seniors and Children 6-12; FREE for members and Children under 6