Please be advised that the John C. Storms Museum will be closed until further notice due to renovation. Please check here or our Facebook page for information regarding the re-opening of the museum, and for upcoming programs and special events.

Thank you for your patience and support.





This Quarter at PHS…






Sunday, November 18, 2018, at 2 p.m, will be the fourth installment of our lecture series for the year. The Pascack Historical Society is delighted to welcome back William “Pat” Schuber, Esq., former Bergen County executive, for our fall lecture. He will speak about the rise of Major General Ulysses S. Grant and the Vicksburg Campaign.

              Schuber’s lecture will examine the pivotal campaign waged by Grant from November 1862 through July 1863 for control of the Mississippi River. This major strategic goal of Union war leaders was the most complex campaign of the Civil War. Union commanders such as Grant, Sherman, and Porter would demonstrate leadership skills which would take them to the highest levels of command.

This campaign marked with significant cooperation between the Union Army and Navy resulted in the fall of Vicksburg and Port Hudson in July 1863. Severed in half, the Confederacy had suffered a catastrophe from which it never really recovered.

The lecture will take place in the museum’s Ellen C. Berdais Hall at 2 p.m. Admission is free. There will be complimentary coffee and cake provided by our volunteers.

Mr. Schuber served as the county executive of Bergen County for 12 years, nine years as a member of the New Jersey State Assembly and mayor of the Borough of Bogota for four years. He is currently an assistant professor at the School of Administrative Science at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has conducted Leadership Staff Ride Seminars at the Battlefields of Gettysburg, Antietam, Trenton, Princeton, Monmouth Courthouse, Brandywine and Normandy, France. He lectures frequently on military history, historical leadership, homeland security, ethics, communication and conflict resolution to numerous civic groups. A captain in the U.S. Army Reserve (Ret.), his extensive travels have given him a bird’s eye view of historical sites and situations all over the world.




Other Educational Materials



Park Ridge Historical Trail


From Pascack To The Plains: The Story Of Campbell Wampum




We are a regional educational and research center that tells the story of life in the Pascack Valley from dinosaur times to the present day.

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.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sundays: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is free. Donations accepted.

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.

P: (201)-573-0307

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.