November: USR Stone House Embodies Area History: The Story of the Hopper-Goetschius House

 USR Stone House Embodies Area History: The Story of the  Hopper-Goetschius  House

On Thursday November 9, 2017  at 7:30 p.m. Kay Yeomans, curator of the Upper Saddle River Historical Society will present USR Stone House Embodies Area History: The Story of the  Hopper-Goetschius  House. Part of the Mahwah Museum Lecture Series, the lecture will take place at the Ramapo Reformed Church, 100 Island Rd., Mahwah.  Admission is $3, free for museum members.  Contact programs@mahwahmuseum.org for reservations or call 201-512-0099.  Refreshments will be served afterwards.

The Hopper-Goetschius House is one of the five remaining early stone houses in Upper Saddle River, dating to 1739. It was the homestead for John A. Hopper. His children would have homes all along East Saddle River Road and beyond. In 1813 the house became the parsonage of the Rev. Stephen Goetschius and it remained in the Goetschius family until it became a museum in 1984. The lecture will touch on the histories of these two illustrious families along with the history of the house.

This lecture is hosted by Mahwah Museum, located at 201 Franklin Turnpike.  The Museum is currently featuring the new exhibits Kilmer: The Man and WWI Sarajevo to Versailles as well as the continuing exhibits Mahwahs Herstory: The Changing Roles of Women in Mahwah’s History, and Medicine in Mahwah. Permanent exhibits are Les Paul in Mahwah and The Donald Cooper Model Railroad, which is open weekends 1-4 pm. The Museum is open weekends and Wednesdays from 1-4 pm.; admission $5 for non-members, members and children are free. Visit www.mahwahmuseum.org or call 201-512-0099 for information on events, membership and volunteering.