from the Bergen County Historical Society
New Bridge landing , The Bergen County Historical Society was established in 1902, charged with preserving and promoting the County’s rich history as a whole. Over the years, the Society has amassed a collection of over 4,000 unique items that tell the story of Bergen’s first peoples to the present day. 2020 has been a year like no other with historic sites and museums across the country feeling the challenges of Covid 19. Yet the Bergen County Historical Society has been resilient during these times, launching a new website with updated resources, participating in a nationwide historic site tour, supporting an Eagle Scout project bake oven on site, ZOOM lecture series and monthly in person tours following all state guidelines.
We are also excited to announce that we have purchased the former PSE&G substation property, which is the last undeveloped property in the historic core of Historic New Bridge Landing. Renamed the Ackerman-Zabriskie Tide Mill site, the past support of our members, allowed for this important piece of history to be preserved as planning gets underway for its future use.
After many decades, our extensive collection will finally be housed under one roof and on display for the public, highlighting the importance of Bergen County in the development of our state and our nation. The addition of the new museum building will open up new opportunities for telling Bergen’s special story for generations to come in a thoroughly modern interior space. It will also serve as a focal point for offering gathering space and much needed ADA bathrooms for the site, but will also be a location that will then encourage visitors to branch out and explore the other culturally rich areas the County has to offer.
We thank you for support of our 2020 Year End Appeal and contributing in our efforts to preserve the County’s rich past for future generations. Together, we will be the generation that constructs a museum building to help educate and facilitate discussions about Bergen’s past. By clicking on the link below, you can make a donation.