Charles J. Muth Museum

The Museum

The Charles J. Muth Museum is a treasure trove of baseball's past found on the hallowed grounds of historic Hinchliffe Stadium. The newest cultural center focusing on baseball history, located inside one of the last remaining Negro League ballparks. It's so much more than just a museum. It's a functional piece of history that offers a truly interactive experience. A sport sanctuary, where the echoes of cheering crowds and the crack of bats still resonate. Prepare for one of the most unique visits as you catch a modern game in the actual stadium where history happened, then gaze upon rare artifacts and memorabilia that helped shape baseball, and by extension America. Learn about the triumphant stories of baseball greats. Pioneers like; Josh Gibson, Monte Irvin, Satchel Paige, "Cool Papa" Bell, and Paterson's own hometown hero, Larry Doby (the first black player in the American League) who defied segregation and changed the game forever.

In December 2022, Montclair State University announced that the Charles J. Muth Museum at Hinchliffe had received a transformational donation, and that the University would be partnering with Hinchliffe Stadium developers to make the museum a community and educational hub. Charles Muth, alum of Montclair State University, class of 1977, said of his sizeable donation, “My roots in Paterson go back many generations. I grew up and attended schools only blocks from the iconic Hinchliffe Stadium and, like many others, have fond memories of attending events there. The opportunity to work alongside Montclair State University on the Stadium revitalization project presented a terrific way for me to give back.” Montclair State University oversees the educational programming for the museum.

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