MUSEUM OPENS HISTORIC PHOTO
ARCHIVES DURING MAY
The doors of the barrier-free Pascack Historical Society museum’s Photographic Center will be wide open every Sunday in May, from 1-4 p.m., when a free admission special exhibit “FROZEN IN TIME: PASCACK PHOTOGRAPHS, 1850-2015” can be viewed by visitors.
The museum, built in 1873, is located at 19 Ridge Ave., Park Ridge. There is ample on street parking. Free coffee and cake will be served throughout the day.
The photo archive center, named appropriately for its Curator Helen Whalen of Westwood, boasts thousands of antique photos that were steadfastly collected and catalogued by the curator. There are photos from the Civil War forward of people, places, soldiers, buildings, weddings, parades, schools, churches, historic homes, regular homes, landscapes, famous landmarks, stores, graduation pictures, etc. Most of them focus on Montvale, Woodcliff Lake, River Vale, Westwood, Emerson, Township of Washington and Hillsdale. Each town has its own photo books to look through.
During the last decade Whalen has singlehandedly expanded the collection to be one of the largest and best in the area. She will be there every Sunday and invites you to bring your old Pasack Valley photos in to share with her. If she finds any of interest she might ask to make a copy, if you are willing to do that, and incorporate it into the museum’s archives.
“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.
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.
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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|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.