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…



Thank you to all who attended Dr. Nevins lecture, our second of four in our lecture series for 2018. Check back here for the date of the next lecture in the series during the summer. Also, our next education program will take place in August, so check back for a date for that as well. 





“My Fifty Years of ‘Meandering’ in Local Medical History”

Sunday, May 6 at 2 p.m.

Free admission

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.




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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.

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.