Due to renovation, the John C. Storms Museum will be closed until further notice. Please check our website, www.pascackhistoricalsociety.org, or facebook page for information on our upcoming programs, special events and the exciting reopening of our newly renovated museum.
Thank you for your patience and support.
DR. MICHAEL NEVINS
“My Fifty Years of ‘Meandering’ in Local Medical History”
Sunday, May 6 at 2 p.m.
Did you know that Henry C. Neer, the first physician in the Pascack Valley, opened his practice in Pascack (Park Ridge) in 1865? More than a simple country doctor, Neer was also a father of nine, the borough’s first mayor, and a musician, inventor and pharmacist who patented his own pill-coating machine.
Then there’s Bergen County physician William Vroom (1866-1966), who was the oldest living practitioner in the nation at the time of his death, having treated his last patient at the age of 97. Throughout his career, he delivered over 3,000 babies on kitchen tables across northern Bergen County.
Bombay-born Dinshah Ghadiali moved to Hillsdale around 1912 and walked the line between genius and charlatan. This pioneer aviator, who ran for governor of New Jersey and had over 30 inventions to his credit, was a pioneer of spectrochrome therapy – healing the body using colored light.
Medical historian Michael Nevins, M.D., a retired physician, will enlighten us with vignettes on these men and other Bergen/Rockland County medical notables from the past couple of centuries.
A question and answer period will follow the talk. Nevins’ latest book, STILL MORE Meanderings in Medical History, is available for purchase in the Pascack Historical Society Gift Shop.
Admission is free and complimentary coffee and cake will be available.
CONGRATULATIONS TO PHS PRESIDENT, JACQUELINE A. MARTIN ON BEING PRESENTED WITH A 2017 PARK RIDGE COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMENDATION AWARD BY PARK RIDGE MAYOR KEITH MISCIAGNA 10-24-17!
VISIT EAGLE SCOUT DANIEL TALLMAN’S HISTORICAL TRAIL OF PARK RIDGE BY CLICKING THE LINK TITLED “PARK RIDGE HISTORICAL TRAIL” BELOW
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.
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|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.
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.
Funding has been made possible in part through grant funds administered by the Bergen County Department of Cultural and Historic Affairs, Department of Parks, through a general operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.