blockpartiesSeptember Exhibit: Block Parties!

Photographs from the Gene Collerd collection
on display at Caldwell Public Library

Block Parties are a wonderful local tradition, bringing together neighbors of all ages for fun, games and dancing in the street. Our exhibit includes photographs taken by Gene Collerd at parties on Welshman Court, Elm Road, Linwood Terrace, Ferndale Road and other unidentified area locations.

The exhibit also includes the street pride of Essex Fells residents during their Centennial in 2002. The Library needs your help in identifying the happy people enjoying these neighborhood celebrations. We hope you can come in during September to help us tag people in the photos and share your block party recollections.

Please join us at Caldwell Library’s Sharing our Stories Open House on Friday September 12 from 1pm to 4:30pm. Enjoy refreshments, peruse the exhibit and share your recollections about Caldwell block parties. Learn how you can share your recollections through the Library’s oral history project for the Sharing our Stories MakerSpace grant.