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Reader says we “need to be proactive rather than reactive ” in Historic Preservation

photo 11th of May 1647 – Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam

” Anyone who had $275k to purchase and was willing to shell out over $10k in taxes a year could have had this house. It’s been for sale for over a decade until a sheriff’s sale. Why didn’t the BCHS step in before it was falling apart? If they care about the historic homes, they need to be proactive rather than reactive and fight before the new, legal owner(s) buys one of these properties. “

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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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