The Hoffman Clock Museum

A Bit About the Museum:

Local retail jeweler and watchmaker Augustus L. Hoffman (1856-1945) collected a variety of watches and clocks over a period of many years while his second wife, Jennie DeVall Hoffman, collected lusterware, glassware and porcelain.

Later in their lives the Hoffman’s made arrangements 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 collectibles in a new wing that had been added to the library. The Hoffman Clock Museum formally opened in December of 1954.

If you would to learn more you can visit their website here or stop by the library to see the museum yourself.