Life in Ridgewood and the surrounding area was decidedly different than it is now. Many didn't attend school, fashions were quite different and families often found themselves on the opposite sides of battle.
Gerri Abdoo produced a fantastic video on the exhibit "The Civil War Years" at the , narrated by Ridgewood's most famous author, Harlan Coben.
Visit the Schoolhouse Museum on Franklin Turnpike if you get a chance. It's a really cool exhibit!
–– James Kleimann