France, Paterson, NJ and Usa for Century 21.
We offer walking tours about the history of Paterson and Lyon for 2021–23. Since 1883 they have been Sister Silk Cities including the remarkable heritage of the City Hall in Paterson, which remains a homage to Lyon from the support of French industrialists, as well as St. John’s Cathedral, as in Paterson and Lyon.
Most recently we secured a Congressional Proclamation for the Orchestre de Lyon when they appeared at NJPAC in 2017 from Bill Pascrell. Earlier I was a guest of French Cultural Services in Lyon for cultural exchange.
A few years ago, and now with recent correspondence, I notified the Zimmerli Museum about the importance of their Grand Guignol puppets in their collection. They are now aware of this Lyon Paterson connection for Century 21. This would be a fabulous program and cultural exchange.
My work has also included an op-ed in The Herald-News, and an editorial in The Bergen Record and our Arts Festivals in Paterson. In 2018 and 2019, my events included The French Connection for Fair Lawn Library, and PATERSON at Oradell Library. In addition, to other programs on Lyon and Paterson at Paterson Museum; Morris Museum; and Lambert Castle and elsewhere.
Daniel P Quinn,