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 …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Great-grandson of farmer, soldier Garrett Ackerman spoke of his family's history at Ridgewood's Schoolhouse Museum on its last day, Sunday, July 29.
A descendant of one of Ridgewood's original town fathers was at the Ridgewood Schoolhouse Museum to speak about his great-grandfather Garrett Ackerman, a local farmer and soldier in the Civil War. Sunday marked the final day of the exhibit "The Civil War Years: At Home and on the Battlefield," which showcased artifacts from Ridgewood and elsewhere during the tumultuous, bloody years. At the award-winning museum were Civil War dresses, restored 34-star and 35-star flags, farming tools, uniforms, an embellished military drum, weapons, and other items. David Ackerman, the great-grandson of Garrett Ackerman, spoke with visitors on the Sunday tour. At the time 30 years old, Garrett Ackerman left behind his wife Rachael and his children to tend …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Video produced for Schoolhouse Museum exhibit on the Civil War years features Harlan Coben as narrator
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Life in Ridgewood and the surrounding area during the Civil War 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 Schoolhouse Museum, 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