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UPDATE: Bergen County Historical Society Retreat Weekend, today, from 12 pm to 4

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New Bridge Landing NJ, from the Bergen County Historical Society , Good morning Bergen County! The snow is gone and Historic New Bridge Landing will be open today November 18, Sunday, from 12-4 pm as we bring to life one of the important stories that occurred on this hallowed ground.

On November 20th, 1776, five thousand British, Hessian and Loyalist troops, under command of Lt. Gen. Lord Cornwallis, scaled the Palisades at Lower Closter Dock and marched against Fort Lee. Warned by an alert officer, the American garrison escaped entrapment by safely crossing the Hackensack River at New Bridge, now known as the Bridge That Saved a Nation, and lived to fight another day.

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Fire and Ice: Winter Festivals at New Bridge , Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7:30 pm

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New Bridge landing NJ, the Bergen County Historical Society wants to know if you are interested in volunteering? Join us for our next School of Interpretation – — Fire and Ice: Winter Festivals at New Bridge . Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7:30 pm

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Ridgewood Veterans Day Service 2 pm Today Van Neste Square

photo courtesy of Bergen County Historical Society

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Ridgewood NJ, Veterans Day Wreath Laying – November 11, 2018, Sunday. Meet at Van Neste Square, Ridgewood at 2 pm.

Each year the Bergen County Historical Society raises awareness of different monuments throughout the County to raise awareness of these important sites and to remember the men and women who have served. This year join us in Ridgewood, NJ as we participate in American Legion Post #53’s Veterans Day Service on Sunday, November 11th at 2:00 p.m. in Memorial Park at Van Neste Square.

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Veterans Day Service and Wreath Laying on Sunday, November 11th at 2:00 p.m

Ridgewood Veterans Day Service, 2015

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Ridgewood NJ, American Legion Post #53 will hold a Veterans Day Service and Wreath Laying on Sunday, November 11th at 2:00 p.m. in Memorial Park at Van Neste Square.

Each year the Bergen County Historical Society raises awareness of different monuments throughout the County to raise awareness of these important sites and to remember the men and women who have served. This year join us in Ridgewood, NJ as we participate in American Legion Post #53’s Veterans Day Service on Sunday, November 11th at 2:00 p.m. in Memorial Park at Van Neste Square. Photo below is last year in River Edge.

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Bergen County Historical Society : 242nd Anniversary of the British Invasion/American Retreat Across New Jersey

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River Edge NJ, Save the date and join us for the 242nd Anniversary of the British Invasion/American Retreat Across New Jersey , Sunday, November 18, 2018, 12 pm – 4 pm at the Bergen County Historical Society .

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The Ladies of Trenton: Women’s Political and Public Activism in Revolutionary New Jersey Featuring educator Catherine Hudak

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River Edge NJ, Bergen County Historical Society Lecture Series: The Ladies of Trenton: Women’s Political and Public Activism in Revolutionary New Jersey Featuring educator Catherine Hudak
Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7:30 pm at Steuben House, River Edge, NJ

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Bergen County Historical Society: The Real Music of Alexander Hamilton A Fundraiser for Our New Museum

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River Edge NJ, A Concert of Period Music by Anne and Ridley Enslow in a Historic Landmark. Followed by a Reception of Wine and Chocolate Delicacies
Sunday Afternoon, October 28, 2018 at the Historic New Bridge Landing, River Edge .

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The Nazi Spy from Glen Rock by James Calaski

photo Detective Sergeant with the Glen Rock Police Dept

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River Edge NJ, on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 7:30 pm at Steuben House, River Edge, NJ ,Bergen County Historical Society presents James Calaski who will speak about Carl Schiphorst, who was the Bergen County unit of the German American Bund. Carl was investigated by the FBI suspected of being a Nazi spy. His presentation covers the German American Bund in general and then the investigation here in Bergen County and Glen Rock specifically. He is a Detective Sergeant with the Glen Rock Police Dept so has a unique viewpoint into the criminal investigation and the Glen Rock angle.

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The Real Music of Alexander Hamilton: Wine & Chocolate with Anne and Ridley Enslow

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River Edge NJ , Join Bergen County Historical Society for this October 28th event, “The Real Music of Alexander Hamilton. Wine & Chocolate with Anne and Ridley Enslow. By reservation, more info & PayPal on our website.

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Bergen County Historical Society : School of Interpretation & Volunteer Meeting

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August 8,2018

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River Edge NJ, the Bergen County Historical Society :School of Interpretation & Volunteer Meeting will be Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at The Demarest House Museum.

A typical house of Bergen County in the early days of the Republic, the Demarest House provided a snug home to several families and even an artists’ club before being moved to New Bridge Landing in the 1950s. Historian and educator Peter Prato explores the history, architecture, and unique artifacts of the house in August’s School of Interpretation, a valuable and informative session for our new and veteran event volunteers.

For anyone interested in becoming a member and 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 Historical Interpretation to hone communication skills, familiarize volunteers with Bergen’s unique history, provide insight into the material culture of the past, and train volunteers in historical presentation.