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The Schoolhouse Museum will be closed for the month of August



As we celebrate New Jersey's 350th anniversary in 2014 the Historical Commission in collaboration with Kean University has produced a series of brief videos on important events and people. To watch these videos, click here.  Enjoy!



The Northwest Bergen History Coalition's 5th Annual Luncheon Program

Enjoy a fascinating lecture as Jim Wright of Allendale illuminates the history of the John Fell House and the Celery Farm nature refuge at the annual luncheon sponsored by the Northwest Bergen History Coalition.  Wright will explain the unsung John Fell's heroic role in the Revolutionary War and discuss the house that bears his name and the swamp that he owned -better known today as the 107-acre Celery Farm.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 11:30 a.m.  Cash Bar - 12:00 Noon at Ramsey Country Club, 105 Lakeside Drive, $40 per person.   Click here to download a reservation form.



A Community's Journey:  Our Place in New Jersey's History



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

Midland Park Self Storage

United Irish Appeal

Robert Carroll

Roberta Sonenfeld

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



From September 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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