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New Bridge Landing NJ, Join the Bergen County Historical Society School of Interpretation Event!
The Bergen Dutch, A Lasting Legacy
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 7:30 pm at Steuben House, River Edge, NJ
We may picture them as quaint folks in wooden shoes, but they owned Bergen County for only a few decades, and yet their influence on our geography, language, celebrations, holidays, food, and attitudes is still felt four hundred years later. Who were the Jersey Dutch, and how did their story become the foundation of the metropolitan area? Join Museum Collection Chair and Past BCHS President Deborah Powell when she explores the dynamic impact of Bergen’s first European settlers.
For anyone interested in volunteering at Historic New Bridge Landing events as a docent, greeter, operations personnel, or living-history interpreter in period dress, the Bergen County Historical Society sponsors the School of Interpretation to hone communication skills, familiarize volunteers with Bergen’s unique history, give insight into the material culture of the past, and train volunteers in historical presentation. It also provides an opportunity for prospective participants to ask questions and learn about volunteering with BCHS.
The lecture takes place in the Steuben House, 1209 Main St, River Edge, NJ. No charge.
Image: Delft tile, BCHS collections.