Tuesday, May 10, 2016
HOFFMAN CLOCK MUSEUM, NEWARK, NY - PART 1
Augustus L. Hoffman (1856 - 1945) was a retail jeweler and watchmaker who owned a jewelry store in Newark for 30 years. He collected watches and clocks over a period of many years. His second wife, Jennie DeVall Hoffman, collected lusterware, glassware and porcelain. In their later years, the Hoffman's made arrangement to preserve their collections and make them available to the public.
The trustees of the Hoffman Foundation arranged with the Newark Library to display the clock collection as well as many of Jennie Hoffman's collections in a new wing that had been added to the library. The formal opening took place December of 1954.
The Hoffman Clock Museum is part of the Hoffman Foundation. Many of the timepieces on display came from Mr. Hoffman's personal collection. The rest have been acquired through donations, loans, and purchases.
If you come to Newark to see this collection - admission is FREE.