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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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The History of the Village of Ridgewood

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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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“Here Comes The Bride—Chronicling Two Hundred Years Of Wedding Customs & Traditions”

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Ridgewood NJ, YOU’RE INVITED! The Ridgewood Historical Society presents: “Here Comes The Bride—Chronicling Two Hundred Years Of Wedding Customs & Traditions”. Also featured is our brand new exhibit of “50 Small Things with Big Histories” that will delight all history lovers! Join us at the Schoolhouse Museum for this special occasion that kicks off our 2019 exhibit. Bring your loved ones!
650 E. Glen Avenue, Ridgewood NJ
(201) 447-3242

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The Ridgewood Historical Society is Looking for Sponsors for it’s Here Come the Bride exhibit

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Historical Society is asking for your support.
“Friends, Ridgewoodites (is that what we’re called? Ridgewoodians? Villagers? Ridgewood peeps?), and fellow history lovers: The Schoolhouse Museum invites you, your family or your business (or ALL of the above!) to become a sponsor of our upcoming exhibit “HERE COMES THE BRIDE; CHRONICLING TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF WEDDING CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS” We can only mount our exhibits with YOUR help! If you have ever walked through our doors and been impressed with what you’ve experienced, please help us continue to offer that experience to others! If you’ve walked through our doors and NOT been impressed, help us make our exhibits even better!! Your family name or business logo will be prominently displayed on all of our print and digital media and publicity. We are accepting sponsorships at any level, but if you would truly like to be a HERO and underwrite the whole thing, well……!”

RIDGEWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETY &
SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM

650 E. Glen Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
PH 201-447-3242
[email protected]

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The Ridgewood Historical Society is sponsoring their 2nd annual “Letters From History” contest

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Historical Society is sponsoring their 2nd annual “Letters From History” contest is now open to all Ridgewood High School students! Students are competing by writing a letter in a fictional and historic voice based on items from the current Schoolhouse Museum exhibit. Winner receives $100 gift card and certificate, The Deadline is January 8th .

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Schoolhouse Museum Halloween Cemetery Walk Friday, October 26th

Halloween Cemetery Walk

Friday, October 26th 2018
Walks at 6pm, 6:20, 6:40, and 7:00pm

Join us for a lantern-lit stroll through the Valleau Cemetery where soldiers and civilians come to life and tell their tales.

Back at the museum, the party continues with music, Halloween stories, locally produced cider and doughnuts.

Meet at the Schoolhouse Museum at 650 E. Glen Ave.

Deadline to reserve space is October 24th, 2018.

Call (201)447-3242 or email [email protected]
for details.

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The Ridgewood Historical Society Presents a Special Talk and Tour of the James Rose Center

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Historical Society presents a special talk and tour of the james rose center,Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 2:00 PM .
The tour will start at the SchoolHouse Museum in Ridgewood, 650 East Glen Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.

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James Rose’s Ridgewood: A Talk + Tour

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Ridgewood NJ, If you have never been inside this beautiful (and historic) mid-century house, here’s your chance on Sept. 30th! The James Rose Center is located across from Ridgewood High School and is one of the hidden gems of Ridgewood that makes our village special. Limited space available. Tickets available by calling Ridgewood Historical Society at 201-447-3242.

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Ridgewood Historical Society : feathered hats for women controversy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries

April 22,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the Ridgewood Historical Society the immense popularity of feathered hats for women were the subject of intense controversy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries? It began a popular movement in defense of the environment and to save birds. Read more about it here: www.npr.org/…/4228603…/hats-off-to-women-who-saved-the-birds
Eventually, the feathery fashion trend subsided, but photos abound. Here is one of a smartly-dressed woman in 1891, photographed by C.S. Roshon, who had a studio in Pennsylvania and a gallery in Morristown, New Jersey.

The beautiful amethyst hatpin is protected in our attic archives in the Schoolhouse Museum. Visit our current exhibit, “The Thread of Life” to take a journey through the centuries and life’s milestones that celebrate what we wore and why we wore it.

The Ridgewood Historical Society is housed in a one-room schoolhouse at 650 East Glen Avenue in Ridgewood, New Jersey. The schoolhouse was built in 1872 and was an operational school until 1905. It now serves as a museum of historic artifacts and is maintained by the Ridgewood Historical Society. Formerly District School No. 45, the Museum features exhibits that emphasize the historic Saddle River Valley area in the 18th and 19th centuries, an area that was primarily Dutch when first settled.
Please visit our website for more information and to donate:
Days/times open:
Thursday and Saturday.: 1pm to 3pm
Sunday: 2pm to 4pm

http://ridgewoodhistoricalsociety.org/
650 E Glen Ave
Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450
(201) 447-3242

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The Ridgewood Historical Society Congratulates the winner and runners up of the Ridgewood Historical Society Letter Writing Contest!

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February 28,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Historical Society Congratulates the winner and runners up of the Ridgewood Historical Society Letter Writing Contest! In partnership with the social studies department at Ridgewood High School, we invited students to submit fictionalized letters after viewing artifacts at the 2017 exhibit “From the Revolutionary War to the 1960s Revolution!”
The award presentation was last night at the Board of Education meeting. View the presentation with this link at time marker 11:35 https://youtu.be/tB80BUw3Z8g
The winning letters will be posted on our website very soon!
We look forward to this year’s contest which will reflect our upcoming exhibit “The Thread of Life”, opening on March 11th.