Merchants & Drovers Tavern Museum Donation
March 1, 2019
RSI Bank makes $10,000 donation to local museum association
RSI Bank recently made a charitable donation of $10,000 to the Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum to aid efforts to maintain and restore the historic building, which has stood at the corner of St. Georges Avenue and Westfield Avenue since the late 1700’s.
The notable building was operated as a tavern since the 1700’s. By 1820, St. Georges Avenue was one of the most traveled roads in the country because it linked the cities of New York and Philadelphia, as well as Newark and Princeton. The building continued as a tavern until 1926.
Today, the Museum is a regional educational, cultural, and historic resource, interpreting the important role played by taverns in early American history. The Museum Association has worked to restore this outstanding example of American architecture. 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.
RSI Bank is delighted to be able to help with the preservation of Rahway’s rich history.
David R. Taylor, Chairman, President & CEO of RSI Bank (right), presents a donation check to Alex Shipley, Director of Museum Operations (left).