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New exhibit!  A Community's Journey:  Our Place in New Jersey's History opens to the public on October 13 and will be on display through July 2014.

This exhibit is designed to create an awareness and understanding of our community’s past and present attitudes towards and acceptance of diversity, to celebrate innovations in the performing arts, and to honor those who fought for liberty. Using the themes of diversity, innovation and liberty in relation to our community’s journey through the last three centuries, we join with historical societies across New Jersey to commemorate New Jersey’s 350th anniversary.

Designed by Sheila Brogan, Bari Falese, Vicky Herbert, and Roberta Sonenfeld

Click here to see some pictures of our exhibit.

Read an article about our exhibit at the Ridgewood Patch Website and another at

We are grateful to our exhibit sponsors for their in-kind and financial support.



Marquee Sponsors

Tina McGill

Midland Park Self Storage

United Irish Appeal

Platinum Sponsors

Jill Cooley

Feeney Funeral Home

Janis Fuhrman, Terrie O'Connor Realtors

Park West Tavern

Stephanie and Michael Stern

XenoPsi Media

Gold Sponsors

TD Bank

Phyllis Wickham

Silver Sponsons

Ridgewood Realty Co., John H. Rogers

Cipora O. Schwartz

LaLanterna Cafe & Grill

Doug and Jennie Smith Wilson

Friends of the Museum

Ridgewood Dentistry



Northwest Bergen History Coalition's 4th Annual History Day

Join the Northwest Bergen History Coalition in celebrating New Jersey’s 350th anniversary on Saturday, April 26. From 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., nine historical homes and museums will be open to the public to tour and enjoy. Using the themes of diversity, innovation, and liberty each site will feature an exhibit spotlighting their place in New Jersey’s history. The museums and historic homes on the tour include:

  • John Fell House 475 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale
  • The Museum at the Station 176 Rock Road, Glen Rock
  • The Hermitage 335 N. Franklin Turnpike, HoHoKus
  • Mahwah Museum 201 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah
  • Van Allen House 3 Franklin Ave., Oakland
  • Old Stone House 538 Island Rd., Ramsey
  • Schoolhouse Museum 650 E. Glen Ave., Ridgewood
  • Hopper-Goetschius Museum 363 E. Saddle River Rd., Upper Saddle River
  • Zabriskie House 421 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff

Advance ticket sales for admission to all nine sites start on April 1.  Adults can purchase a ticket in advance for $10 and receive free "Fun History Tickets" for their children 12 and under to have stamped at each site.  Advance tickets can be purchased through each of the Coalition's historical societies.  They will also be on sale at the Schoolhouse Museum in Ridgewood on Thursdays and Saturdays from 1:00 to 3:00 and Sundays 2:00 to 4:00; the Mahwah Museum on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 to 4:00; The Hermitage Wednesday through Sunday 1:00 to 4:00; and Abma's Farm Market in Wyckoff Monday through Saturday 8:00 to 5:30.

Those wishing to purchase tickets by mail may do so by sending a request and a self-addressed stamped envelope to The Schoolhouse Museum, 650 East Glen Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ, 07450.   Please make checks payable to the Ridgewood Historical Society.

Tickets will be on sale at each of the sites on the day of the tour for $15 a person, children 12 and under free.  All proceeds from the ticket sales will be equally divided among the nine historical sites.  The Coalition will be selling grilled hotdogs and soda at the Hopper-Goetschius House Museum in Upper Saddle River.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn more about Northwest Bergen County history.  For more information about the day call the Schoolhouse Museum at 201-447-3242 or email us.






From October to July, The Schoolhouse Museum is open on Thursdays and Saturdays from 1:00–3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 2:00–4:00 p.m.  We arrange group tours by appointment.  For more information call the museum at 201-447-3242 or send us an e-mail.

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