Northwest Bergen History Coalition History Day 2019

NW Bergen History Day 2019

 

Unlock the Door to Local History

History Day 2019, sponsored by the Northwest Bergen History Coalition, will be held on Saturday, May 4th from 11 AM to 4 PM.  For the price of $10, you can visit as many of the twelve NW Bergen museums and historic homes as you choose.

Each historic site will feature unique textiles, artifacts and ephemera and share information that will enhance your knowledge of Northwest Bergen County’s history. The museums and historic homes on the tour include:

       John Fell House 475 Franklin Turnpike in Allendale presenting a display of historic local maps, artifacts, and memorabilia in their new exhibit, “Maps and Memorabilia of Allendale and Surrounding Areas.”

      The Hermitage 335 N. Franklin Turnpike in HoHoKus showcasing their new exhibit on the life of Theodosia Prevost, who owned the Hermitage at the time of the Revolutionary War and later, married Aaron Burr.

      Mahwah Museum 201 Franklin Turnpike in Mahwah presenting an exhibit featuring citizens of Mahwah who served in the Great War including poet and soldier Joyce Kilmer who made the ultimate sacrifice.

      Van Allen House 3 Franklin Ave. in Oakland featuring a display of herbs and garden plants with a discussion of their traditional, medicinal, and historic uses.

      Old Stone House 538 Island Rd. in Ramsey opening with a special display of artifacts from a century of education in Ramsey in addition to their existing exhibits.

      Schoolhouse Museum 650 E. Glen Ave. in Ridgewood presenting an exhibit, “Here Comes the Bride,” with an exquisite collection of wedding dresses and accessories from 1780 through 1990.

      Hopper-Goetschius Museum 363 E. Saddle River Rd. in Upper Saddle River examining the earliest days in the Saddle River Valley and the lives of the Lenape Indians, the Europeans and African Americans.

     Waldwick Museum of Local History 4 Hewson Ave. in Waldwick will have as its main theme, the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the Borough of Waldwick.   During the anniversary year a number of different exhibits will be on display celebrating the Borough’s history.

     Harvey Springstead Memorial Museum, 1 Bohnert Place in Waldwick featuring a display and discussion of the role of the railroad in the growth and development of Waldwick as the borough celebrates its 100th anniversary.

     Wyckoff Historical Society at Zabriskie Pond on Franklin Ave in Wyckoff welcoming visitors to a photographic exhibition, Faces and Places of Wyckoff, displayed in their newly renovated building that was once a barbershop.

     Zabriskie House 421 Franklin Ave. in Wyckoff will open the doors of this lovely historic home dating back to 1720 with its collection of historic and rare furnishings from the 17th to the 20th century.  The day will include demonstrations on spinning and weaving and children’s games.

 Tickets at $10 for an adult, free for children 16 and younger, will be on sale starting April 4th at The Hermitage on Wednesdays through Sundays 1 to 4, the Mahwah Museum on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 1 to 4, Abma’s Farm Market 700 Lawlins Road in Wyckoff  on Mondays through Saturdays 9:00 to 5:00, and the Schoolhouse Museum on Thursdays and Saturdays from 1 to 3 and Sundays 2 to 4.

Tickets will also be on sale at each of the sites on History Day. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit our historic sites.

Be a part of History Day 2019 and learn about local history at these wonderful museums and historic homes.  For more information about the day call Sheila Brogan at 201-652-7354 or email smbrogan@aol.com.

Patsy Ann Lamoreaux

 

Patsy Ann Lamoreaux

(1933-2019)

The Mahwah Museum mourns the passing of our founding member Patsy Ann Lamoreaux.

Patsy Ann Lamoreaux passed away peacefully on Friday, March 1, 2019 at the age of 85. Born in Woodcliff Lake, NJ, she was a long time resident of Mahwah. Before retiring, Patsy Ann was a payroll clerk with the Mahwah Board of Education for many years. She was the past Secretary of the Mahwah Historical Society, an avid knitter and crocheter of numerous afghans, blankets and infant caps; she was a member of carving clubs in Rockland County and the Northwest Senior Activity Center. She also sang in the Wyckoff YMCA Chorus. Patsy Ann is predeceased by her loving husband of 64 years, William Lamoreaux, who passed away in 2016. She is survived by her three loving sons: Stephen (Stephanie), Philip (Miho), Richard (Shelly); loving friend Gail Kelly; seven grandchildren, Nicole, Alexander, Julia, Gregory, Emma, Andrew, and Hannah; siblings: Raymond, Ruth, Barbara, James and John; brother-in-law John Lamoreaux (Joyce).

Contributions in Patsy Ann’s memory may be made to the Mahwah Museum, 201 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah, NJ 07430.

The Museum offers its condolences to her family.

A link to Patsys full obituary can be found here.