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Ridgewood Public Library Hosts , A History Lover’s Guide to Bergen County Book Talk

old paramus reformed church

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Ridgewood NJ, Meet authors Bob Nesoff and Howard Joseph Cohn, as they talk about their recently published book “A History Lover’s Guide to Bergen County”. Travel through various historic sites dating back to pre-Revolutionary times all the way up to the modern day with the Teterboro Air Museum and Hall of Fame. The authors will talk about their favorite sites such as the Old ’76 House (originally in Bergen County) which was a tavern, but also known for the location where British spy Benedict Arnold and co-conspirator Major John Andre were held before their trial. Q&A to follow their talk, and you’ll have an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the book.

Book talk will be held in the Library auditorium from 7-8pm

Questions? Contact Sarah Kiefer at 201-670-5600 x135 or

Register here :


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3 thoughts on “Ridgewood Public Library Hosts , A History Lover’s Guide to Bergen County Book Talk

  1. This is terrific and I am sure there will be a lively discussion regarding our very own historic Schedler home in Ridgewood. The John A.L. Zabriskie House, built circa 1825 and expanded in 1840 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. in 2019 a report was undertaken by Hunter Research, Inc.k at the behest of Connolly & Hickey, who were preservation architects, notedthat the site was part of the Paramus Reformed Church proper from at least 1750 onward. The original 1735 church was located on the site of the church that stands there today only a few hundred yards from the Zabriskie Schedler property. The Hunter report provides details on the numerous events at the church proper during the America Revolution which include British forces camping there under Gen. George Clinton in 1776, George Washington’s use of the church as his headquarters on several occasions (including a court martial held there in July 1778, a skirmish between British and Continental forces in March, 1780 and the camping of Continental forces on the church property during the march to Yorktown in 1781.

    As the country’s 250th year celebration is looming in 2026, it is very exciting to have this historical gem in our lovely hamlet.

  2. Yes all true, then why is this not included in this book. The table of contents only shows the paramus church and the school house museum. Do the authors know about the Scheduler house . One of their last books was Spyder Hole, novel about terrorists attempting to set off nuclear weapons in NY and London this doesn’t backfire. Not exactly a local hero of history. Be careful

  3. Field or Furlough, your choice mayor.

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