REVIEWING U.S. ENTRY INTO WW I
The Pascack Historical Society (PHS) will recognize the one hundredth anniversary of our nation’s entrance into World War One at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 30 at its barrier-free museum, 19 Ridge Avenue, Park Ridge with a talk by Anthony Troncone. Ph.D entitled “To Have the World Made Safe for Democracy”. Admission is free. Children are welcome and encouraged to attend when accompanied by an adult. Fire code requires that seating be limited to the first 75 arrivals. Doors will open at 1:00.
In his lecture, Dr.Troncone will discuss the events that led up to our country’s declaration of war against the Central Powers on April 6, 1917, the domestic issues that contributed to American involvement in the war, the impact of President Woodrow Wilson’s reformist agenda in shaping the VersaillesTreaty of 1919, and the continued effects the Treaty has had on today’s world.
A popular speaker at the museum, Dr. Troncone is a professor in the History Department at Dominican College in Orangeburg, New York. He also serves as chair of the PHS Historical Advisory Board of Trustees. He earned his B.A. at Kean University and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Rutgers University. He founded and supervises the Dominican College/PHS Student Intern Program at the museum. This one-of-a- kind, program provides history students an opportunity to volunteer at the PHS museum, while they learn about the many aspects of museum studies and preservation.
In addition, “Over There” a display of WW I military uniforms, equipment and ephemera from the Society’s collection, curated by PHSTrustee David M. Moskowitz, will be available for viewing. A question and answer session will follow the talk. For further call 201-573-0307.
“Over There”, a display of World War I memorabilia is available for viewing at the Pascack Historical Society Museum, 19 Ridge Avenue, Park Ridge during regular visiting hours (Wednesdays 10-12, Sundays 1-4) from now through Memorial Day. Free admission.
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PHS volunteers welcomed 19 Brownies from Hillsdale to the museum on November 18th. The troop spent the afternoon learning about the Lenape Indians through interactive activities and exhibits. They also received a tour of the museum’s exhibits to learn about early Dutch and Victorian everyday life and houses.
PHS welcomed a total of 22 children in grades K-5 and their parents to two fun filled days on November 11 and 12. Visit our site or our Facebook page for news of upcoming Pascack Adventures.
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The Society’s newsletter, RELICS, is mailed to our members four times a year and is now indexed by title on the “Relics Index” page of this website.
|The Pascack Historical Society Museum is open all year long. We offer educational and enrichment programs for all age groups- tiny tots to senior citizens. Our barrier-free Museum is the home of thousands of artifacts and many displays that chronicle the life of the Pascack Valley from Lenape Indian days until the present. Special exhibits take place throughout the year on subjects pertaining to the origins of the people of northern New Jersey.
Special group tours at other hours may be arranged by calling (201) 573-0307.
We are located at 19 Ridge Avenue in Park Ridge, NJ.
|The Pascack Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) organization that was incorporated on October 13, 1942 by a group of historically minded citizens. It is a membership-based not for profit organization that promotes and preserves the early history of the Pascack Valley and its peoples.
We have NEVER had a paid employee, and we think that is a remarkable accomplishment. The Pascack Historical Society receives no regular government funding and relies on membership dues and donations to keep our boat afloat. Your donations are always appreciated and welcome.