RSI grants $10,000 donation to local museum

February 21, 2022

Three people are standing in the RSI Bank lobby holding a large presentation check for $10,000 to the Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum.
Ann Revaitis, EVP & Chief Risk Officer of RSI Bank, presents a donation of $10,000 to the Merchant and Drovers Tavern Museum. Alex Shipley, Director of Museum Operations (left), and Richard Zdan, Board President (right), accepted the donation on behalf of the Museum Association.

RSI Bank recently made a charitable donation of $10,000 to support restorative work to the historic building that houses the Mercants and Drovers Tavern Museum, which stands at the corner of St. Georges Avenue and Westfield Avenue in Rahway, New Jersey. The landmark building, known locally as the Girl Scout House, was operated as a tavern from the1700’s until 1926.
Today, the Museum is a regional educational, cultural, and historic resource. The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as well as the New Jersey Register of Historic Places. The building has also been recognized by the Library of Congress for its importance as an example of Federal-style architecture.

The Museum Association has worked to restore this outstanding example of American architecture and offers intepretative tours and permanent exhibits on the important role played by taverns in early American history.

To learn more about Rahway's rich history, visit the Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum.