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Countdown to America 250 – Dutch Church in Early America

by Bergen County Historical Society

New Bridge landing NJ, The Countdown to America250 continues tonight! We welcome James Hart Brumm as he speaks on

“Feuding in Dutch and Latin in an English Land.”

Please stop by the Von Steuben House and join us!

Tonight at 7:30 PM – 9 PM
Bergen County Historical Society
1201-5 Main St, River Edge, New Jersey 07661

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Bergen County Historical Society‎ Pinkster Fest – A Jersey Dutch Celebration of Spring

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New Bridge Landing NJ, Experience history in one of the storied places where it was made!

\Pinkster is celebrated with a Maypole Dance at 1:30 & 3:00 pm with a participation session during the country dances. Ridley and Anne Enslow are featured on fiddle and hammered dulcimer. In the outkitchen cooks will be naturally dyeing eggs for Pinkster and making oliebollen, Dutch Donuts. This event features fun children’s games. The 3 houses including the Steuben House a state-historic site and the barn are open for tours.

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Bergen County Historical Society : The Bergen Dutch, A Lasting Legacy

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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

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Bergen County Historical Society Promotes Preservation in all 72 Communities in Bergen County

H Gelfand, Bergen County Historical Society Historic Preservation Committee

Replying to “Anonymous arm chair Monday morning quarterback , who promotes overdevelopment and high density housing”:

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The Birth of Ridgewood

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Ridgewood Nj, Co-sponsored with the Ridgewood Historical Society
In celebration of Ridgewood’s 125th anniversary, local historians Peggy Norris and Joe Suplicki provide a slide lecture on the critical years between 1865 and 1876. Using documents, maps, and historic panoramic photos, Norris and Suplicki illustrate Ridgewood’s transformation from farm to suburb. All welcome, no registration required. Light refreshments will be served.

April 29th, 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Ridgewood Public Library
125 N Maple Ave, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450

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Bergen County Historical Society Celebrates Pinkster

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New Bridge Crossing NJ, Experience history in one of the storied places where it was made!

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 1 PM – 5 PM

Bergen County Historical Society 1201-5 Main St, River Edge, New Jersey 07661

Pinkster is celebrated with a Maypole Dance at 1:30 & 3:00 pm with a participation session during the country dances. Ridley and Anne Enslow are featured on fiddle and hammered dulcimer. In the outkitchen cooks will be naturally dyeing eggs for Pinkster and making oliebollen, Dutch Donuts. This event features fun children’s games. The 3 houses including the Steuben House a state-historic site and the barn are open for tours.

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The History of the Village of Ridgewood

schoolhouse museum

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Ridgewood NJ, In celebration of Ridgewood’s 125th Anniversary, local historians Peggy Norris and Joe Suplicki will provide a lecture on the critical years between 1865 and 1876. Using maps, documents, and historic panoramic photos, Norris and Suplicki illustrate Ridgewood’s transformation from farm to suburb.

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War once again comes to #BergenCounty! March 23, 1780!

Hackensack NJ, from the Bergen County Historical Society : 

Hackensack NJ, The Revolutionary history of Bergen County and New Bridge does not end at the Retreat in 1776. In fact at least 11 engagements occur at the New Bridge and was a constant scene of activity during the war.

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Bergen County Historical Society : Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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New Bridge Landing NJ, Bergen County Historical Society on this day in history , “We hope everyone has a Happy St. Patrick’s Day! There are certainly many traditions on this day, but one event will have a lasting impact on Bergen County. On this date in 1776, British forces will evacuate Boston and will regroup to determine their next strategy. Where will the British go next? Their decision will have a MAJOR impact on New Jersey, Bergen County and New Bridge as war will come to NJ’s door. From the fall of 1776 to the late fall of 1783, NYC will be occupied, leading to numerous incursions, battles and plundering of Bergen County and its inhabitants by both sides of the war. It is an often overlooked and unfortunate side of the war but an important story to tell. “

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Bergen County has 192 Sandstone Houses listed on the National and State Register of Historic Places

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New Bridge Landing NJ, Bergen County has 192 Sandstone Houses listed on the National and State Register of Historic Places as “Stone Houses of Bergen County, Thematic Resource.”

These houses really say “Bergen County”, this very distinctive building type is not known to be found anywhere else in the world. 
(Okay, there are examples in Rockland County)

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