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Bergen Historical Society: “The Bridge That Saved a Nation”

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

New Bridge Landing NJ, The book historian Kevin Wright was working on when he passed away October 2016, The Bridge That Saved a Nation, Bergen County, New Bridge, and the Hackensack Valley is just about to be released (10/28/19) and scheduled to be for sale Sunday. I’m giving an illustrated talk on the book that takes place in the Steuben House at 1:30 pm at Harvest Homecoming, 10/27/19. The books have not been delivered, so far.

In place of the author signing the books, we are making books sold at the museum site that can be stamped with the BCHS raised seal.

Kevin is pictured giving a tour April 2016 at Historic New Bridge Landing. Historian & author Todd Braisted is pictured to the right.
Visit the Wright publication info website: NJPast com.
All royalties from the sale of this book benefit BCHS. – Deborah Powell

Published by America Through Time / Fonthill / Arcadia / The History Press.

Come Home to History: Harvest Homecoming at Historic New Bridge Landing
October 27th, 2019, 1:00 – 5:00 pm, Sunday

• Presentation by Deborah Powell, BCHS Past President & Commissioner on the HNBL Park Commission, on the new book at 1:30 pm: The Bridge That Saved a Nation, Bergen County, New Bridge, and the Hackensack Valley. The illustrated talk takes place in the Steuben House. The book is scheduled to be for sale.
• Bridge tour with BCHS Vice President Kate Reilly, meet at bridge at 3 pm
• American Revolution Exhibits & 9-period map enlargements that include New Bridge
• Children’s activities including making scarecrows, pumpkin picking and painting, and Donut Challenge. Children in costume welcome.
Making a Scarecrow• Broom making in the Westervelt-Thomas Barn
• Cooking in the Outkitchen, featuring Apple Fritters and Speck Met Appeltje (apples, cabbage & pork)
• Tavern Refreshments in the Campbell-Christie House including our famous cider donuts
• Tour 3 Jersey-Dutch 18th c. Homes including the Steuben House, a State-Historic Site memorialized for Major General Baron von Steuben

Events brought to you by the Bergen County Historical Society at Historic New Bridge Landing:
American Revolutionary War Battleground including 3 Jersey-Dutch Sandstone Houses, Exhibits, Tavern, Gift shop & Outkitchen. $12 adults, $7 students, BCHS members free. (Become a member and support our efforts, $20 individual / $30 household.)
HNBL, 1201-1209 Main St., River Edge, NJ. Site map on the website.

Check our website for event updates.

All three 18th century Homes are connected by a gravel walking path. Free parking is available or takes a train on the Pascack Valley Line from Secaucus via NJ Transit to the New Bridge Landing Train stop.
Historic New Bridge Landing is coordinated under the Historic New Bridge Landing Park Commission: The Bergen County Historical Society, The State of NJ – NJDEP, The County of Bergen, The Blauvelt-Demarest Foundation and the Towns of River Edge, New Milford and Teaneck. Scarecrow photo by Carol Restivo, BCHS trustee

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