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Bergen County Historical Society Hosts Swearing In New Citizens

Photos from Beverly Hashimoto (Martha Washington), Carol Restivo and Senator Weinberg.

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New bridge Landing NJ, President Washington and First Lady, ‘Patsy’ (Martha) prepare to greet and congratulate 24 brand new American citizens. A joyful moving ceremony as usual in the Steuben House at Historic New Bridge Landing. September 13, 2019

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The 240th Anniversary of the Raid on Paulus Hook

from the Bergen County Historical Society

New Bridge Landing NJ, All roads lead to New Bridge and in the 18th century this was often the case! Due to its proximity in NJ to NYC and sitting at a strategic crossing on the banks of the Hackensack River, New Bridge Landing would be an active piquet post, HQ for George Washington, an information gathering post and the site of eleven skirmishes and engagements during the American Revolution.

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New Bridge Baseball History

by Kevin Wright, Bergen County Historical Society

New bridge landing NJ, Lithographs, based largely upon eyewitness observations and sketches, record the growing popularity of baseball among soldiers, who played games in camp during leisurely interludes of the American Civil War. Baseball grew into a truly national pastime, as both an athletic competition and spectator sport, when returning veterans established the now standardized game in hometowns from coast to coast.

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“PLAY BALL”The Bergen County Historical Society hosts an old-time Baseball Game Today 11am

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New Bridge Landing NJ, Love baseball? Love history? Step back into yesteryear when the Bergen County Historical Society once again hosts an old-time game in the Meadow at Historic New Bridge Landing in River Edge. Featuring the Flemington Neshanocks versus the Enterprise Club of New Bridge!  It is said that the Enterprise Club was the best base ball team in the County in the 1870’s, can they regain that form after a long lay off?

Experience the crack of wood against leather, the cheers and jeers of the crowd, and baseball the way great-grandpa saw it, when these reenactor teams play with 19th century rules, equipment, and uniforms in an open field. A great way for the family to enjoy America’s game and cap of their Fourth of July celebrations!

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The Bergen County Historical Society hosts an old-time game in the Meadow at Historic New Bridge Landing

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New Bridge Landing NJ, Love baseball? Love history? Step back into yesteryear when the Bergen County Historical Society once again hosts an old-time game in the Meadow at Historic New Bridge Landing in River Edge. Featuring the Flemington Neshanocks versus the Enterprise Club of New Bridge!  It is said that the Enterprise Club was the best base ball team in the County in the 1870’s, can they regain that form after a long lay off?

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Bergen County Real-Estate Then and Now

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New Bridge landing NJ, On May 5th, 1778 through the recommendation of #GeorgeWashington Baron #VonSteuben would attain the commission of Inspector General for the Continental Army. Due to his service during the War, he received a stately mansion on the banks of the Hackensack. When the Baron would sell this land and go to NY state, we have a fantastic description of what New Bridge must have looked like from the historian Kevin Wright:

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July 2nd Lantern Tour Hosted by Bergen County Historical Society

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New Bridge Landing ,Get your Fourth of July started off right by joining us for a Lantern Tour on the grounds where our Country’s independence was forged.

Historian and BCHS President Jim Smith leads a lantern tour of Historic New Bridge Landing

Meet at the Campbell-Christie House.
Historic New Bridge Landing, 1201 Main Street, River Edge. Admission: $12 adults, $7 students, BCHS members free. Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 7 pm.

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Bergen County Historical Society Picks Team for Vintage Baseball Game

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New Bridge Landing NJ, for Bergen County Historical Society gentlemen from River Edge stepped up to the plate to form a team for Vintage Baseball for the game with the Flemington Neshanocks on July 13.

First meeting was last night. Thanks Mike Ginch for putting us in touch with these players! BCHS Joe Restivo and Sean Hennessy will be joining the team too, to form The Enterprise Club of New Bridge. We met Sean O’Leary, Steven Baxter, Ken Schuff plus six more fellows.

Game takes place at Historic New Bridge Landing, 1201 Main St, River Edge, NJ, 11 am-2 pm. $10 adults, $5 students.

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THE BERGEN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO PARTICIPATE IN BLUE STAR MUSEUMS ONCE AGAIN

The Bergen County Historical Society will offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer!

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River Edge NJ, Today, the Bergen County Historical Society announces it will join museums nationwide in participating in the tenth summer of Blue Star Museums, a program which provides free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2019 program will begin earlier than in past years, launching on Saturday, May 18, 2019, Armed Forces Day, and ending on Monday, September 2, 2019, Labor Day. Military can find the list of participating museums at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

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Bergen County Historical Society Wreath laying at the Hackensack Church on the Green

Historian Kevin Wright posted this in 2005

Hackensack NJ, May 27, 2019: In commemoration of the 239th anniversary of the death of General Enoch Poor, of New Hampshire, during the Steenrapie Encampment, the Bergen County Historical Society is laying a floral wreath upon his grave in the Hackensack Church on the Green.

James Thacher, a Surgeon in the Continental army, described General Poor’s death and funeral with the following entry in his Military Journal:

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