The Federici Studio Collection at Passaic County Community College (PCCC)

Hamilton Club

On permanent exhibition at the historic Hamilton Club of PCCC in downtown Paterson, The Federici Studio Collection includes 200 sculptures, which are on display throughout the building. In addition, Federici’s studio workshop—filled with plaster sculptures, moulds, plaques, tools, furniture, photographs and other memorabilia—has been recreated in a room on the third floor.

The collection, donated to the college in 1999 by the Nicholas Martini Foundation, was designated in September 2000 as an Official Project of Save America’s Treasures, a partnership between the White House Millennium Council and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Preserving this collection of more than 500 objects is an important means of celebrating the historic, artistic, and cultural heritage of Paterson, the county, the state and the country.

Tours, led by the gallery curator, are available for school and community groups and the general public. Please call 973-684-5448 to arrange a tour.
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The Passaic County Historical Society (PCHS) at Lambert Castle

The PCHS operates the Lambert Castle Museum, located at 3 Valley Road in Paterson, and has a permanent Federici Collection on display on the third floor of the Museum.

Since January 2013, when the restoration process began, The Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College has awarded three re-grants to the PCHS--two for conservation of Federici statues and plaques and one for display cases.

Heather Garside is the Society’s Curator and has managed the Federici collection since 2012.

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The City of Paterson Historic Preservation Commission

ColumbusThe City of Paterson Historic Preservation Commission is responsible for protecting, promoting, and preserving the City’s historic environment, including the legacy of Gaetano Federici. The City of Paterson Master Plan was adopted on May 27, 2014 which has given all of Federici’s public statues and monuments significant status in preparation for local designation and their future planning.

In addition, the Commission has moved forward with the designation of the Pennington Park World War Memorial as of March 2015. This memorial was designed by architect Franklin Llewellyn Naylor and Federici in 1930. The monument was said to have been one of Federici’s most important commissions.

The Commission will continue to interpret and preserve the history of Federici’s life and work in Paterson. Some of these ways will be: 1) to include Federici’s home and studio to the Paterson Register of Historic Places. 2) continue the designation process for all of Federici’s public monuments and sculptures, and 3) provide guided tours to the public.

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