Hamilton Partnership for Paterson
The Hamilton Partnership is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to help plan, fund, and build the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park in Paterson, New Jersey—just 15 miles from New York City—and to enhance the educational, social, and economic benefits of the Paterson National Park for the city, the region, and the nation. We work through education, advocacy, and collaboration with other nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and the private sector. Our office is located in Paterson’s downtown historic district, just one block from the Paterson Great Falls, the second most powerful waterfall east of the Mississippi and the heart of the Paterson National Park. We draw our name from Paterson's illustrious founder, Alexander Hamilton, and his visionary establishment of Paterson as America's first planned industrial city in 1792.
The Paterson National Park is the most important public strategic initiative for Paterson in generations, with potential major benefits for the city and region. The National Park can spur private investment and thereby improve the desirability of Paterson as a place to visit, learn, live, work, and invest. Excitement is building with the opening of newly renovated parkland, new educational and civic leadership programs engaging Paterson youth, and the upcoming release of a 20-year visionary plan for the National Park. The Hamilton Partnership is leading the way in helping the National Park Service plan special events in the park for the NPS Centennial in 2016.
It usually takes many years to see any visible change on the site of a new national park, but we can help show progress more quickly. The Hamilton Partnership is helping to jump-start the national park and produce educational materials and a wide range of programs to engage residents and visitors in Paterson’s remarkable history in new ways that speak to the times in which we live. More at: www.HamiltonPartnership.org.
Learn more about Mill Mile, our self-guided walking tour of the Paterson National Park: MillMile.org. The free audio tour app of the same name features the voices of HAMILTON creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda, Super Bowl star Victor Cruz, MacArthur Prize-winning author Junot Díaz, and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Ron Chernow. The Mill Mile app is available on iTunes and Google Play.