Triangle Fire and Garment Worker Exhibits and Events

We Are One – Honoring Immigrant Garment Workers

Curated by Rachel Bernstein and May Ying Chen

On view May 1st – August 24th, 2024

American Labor Museum/Botto House
83 Norwood Street
Haledon, NJ

Museum Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 1PM – 4PM

In early summer 1982, an estimated 20,000 members of Local 23-25 of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) — most of them Chinese immigrant women — walked off the job in protest, staging a brief and successful strike. This exhibit salutes the extraordinary outpouring of energy of the women.

2024 Clara Lemlich Awards

The 2024 Clara Lemlich Awards were held
Monday, May 13 at 4:00PM at the Museum of the City of New York

This honorees this year are — Priscilla Bassett, civil rights activist; Muriel Fox, feminist leader and author; Dorthaan Kirk, champion of jazz; Theodora Lacey, integrating schools and housing; and Estela Vazquez, social justice warrior.

View video of the event here.


Memory in Cloth – Safety and Solidarity for New York City Garment Workers

This LaborArts pop-up exhibit was on view at NYU’s Tamiment Library during fall 2023.

Visit the new online version of the exhibit here.​



Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Commemoration

The Commemoration of the 113th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire was held on March 25, 2024. Watch video of the event here.

Visit the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition to find out more about the ceremony and about the new permanent memorial.

Find the story and links to press coverage from the Associated Press, the New York Times, and many more here.