FREE COPY OF HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWSLETTER
The Pascack Historical Society is continuing to offer the public a free copy of its latest 16-page quarterly membership newsletter, RELICS. The well-known publication, which has been published continually, since it made its debut in September of 1955, is in the permanent collections of many libraries and historical societies throughout the United States, including the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
The November 2012 issue’s front-page story, “Operation Paper Clip and Montvale” , written by PHS member Philip Accardi of Simsbury, Connecticut, tells the fascinating story of Dr. Marie Feldman, a Russian immigrant who lived in Montvale in the 1940s. Her home ,on Grand Avenue , served as a secret receiving station for many German rocket scientists, including Dr. Werner von Braun, who defected to America near the end of World War II. Read about how six-year old Philip Accardi met Dr. von Braun in the living room of that Montvale home.
Another story tells the background of a poll tax levied on a 1903 tax bill for “Hillsdale Township”, twenty years before it became a borough.
To receive a free newsletter stop in at the Society’s barrier-free museum, 19 Ridge Avenue, Park Ridge on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. or Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Or call RELICS editor Francesca M. Moskowitz at 201-666-0121 to have one mailed to your home.
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Be Our Guest…
Society members receive four copies of RELICS a year. Each issue is filled with local history, vintage photographs and a variety of other interesting historical topics. We thought you might like to peruse a past issue. This one contains a story about a 1776 letter we found in a box in our attic.
We hope you enjoy reading our popular publication.
Below are a few Selected Relics articles:
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