Thursday, March 21, 2013
Visit the one-room schoolhouse on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays until July.
The Schoolhouse Museum's "The Collection" exhibit, featuring nearly 300 years of history, remains on display until July 28. "The collection celebrates 60 years of preservation efforts and showcases our most treasured artifacts," the Ridgewood Historical Society wrote. Artifacts and textiles included in this exhibit are: You can visit on Thursdays and Saturdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Trained docents will be there to answer questions or provide you information about our artifacts. If you would like to arrange for a group to visit, please email us.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Check out "The Collection," an exhibit showcasing centuries of history in Ridgewood.
Thursday, February 7
The following was submitted by The Ridgewood Historical Society. Reopening after two weeks of Unplugged music, the Schoolhouse Museum is a must stop on your travels throughout Ridgewood. On display is "The Collection," an exquisite exhibit celebrating 60 years of preservation efforts and showcasing our most treasured artifacts that bring local history alive. View Lenape arrowheads and stone tools along with early Dutch artifacts. Learn about Thomas Barber, veteran of the Spanish American War, who was aide to camp for Clara Barton. See Ida Graydon’s 1873 silver tea service that was passed down through the Graydon family and donated to the museum last year. Learn about the arts and crafts of the 19th century through a selection of quilts …
Friday, October 19, 2012
The Coalition of Northwest Bergen Historical Organizations hosted a lively presentation of what might have been if 1864 presidential candidates George McClellan and President Abraham Lincoln went toe-to-toe.
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Saturday, September 1, 2012
Ridgewood Historical Society hosting a six-home walking tour through Ridgewood's West Side on Sept. 23.
History lovers are invited to take a walking tour of Ridgewood's West Side on Sept. 23, where historians will be documenting the transition from cozy country retreat to tony suburb followed the Civil War. The tour, produced by the Ridgewood Historical Society, kicks off at 1:45 p.m. at the Ridge Elementary School lot. The 90-minute tour will start at the Pease House on 308 West Ridgewood Avenue, moving the length of North Murray Avenue. Six historic homes will be explored, including the architectural styles and history of the landmark properties. The tour ends at 300 North Murray Avenue, the Colonial Revival built by the Palmer family and restored by the current owners. Ridgewood Historical Society member and Ridgewood resident Elliot Dee…
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Ridgewood Historical Society's Cvil War Years DVD and poster took first place prizes from the state's federated historical society.
A DVD produced by the Ridgewood Historical Society with the help of famous author Harlan Coben has picked up some awards of late. According to the village historical group, Civil War Years: At Home and on the Battlefield won first prize in both the Poster and DVD categories from the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey. Tina McGill was the designer of the poster. The DVD was created by Geri Abdoo was narrated by Coben, a village resident. To see the video, check out the Ridgewood Historical Society's website or click above. The exhibit – which is pretty nifty – is open on Thursdays and Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. and Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m.