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…

The Board of Trustees of the Pascack Historical Society wishes everyone a happy and healthy holiday season, and a joyous New Year.

We look forward to sharing new and exciting programs and events in 2019, along with the reopening of the John C. Storms Museum at Leach Chapel after an extensive renovation. The renovated museum will feature new artifacts on display and will give us the ability to rotate our collection, which means new items will be on display every 3-6 months in at least one portion of Leach Chapel.

We are very excited about the new year and beyond at PHS, and we are overjoyed that we will be able to share it with the community. Without your support, we would not be able to complete the educational and preservation work that we are so proud of. Please check back here, or our Facebook page, for information regarding the dates of our future events, and for the reopening of the John C. Storms Museum at Leach Chapel.

Educational Materials

Visit Eagle Scout Daniel Tallman’s Historical Trail of Park Ridge. Research support provided by Pascack Historical Society. 

Please watch our educational video on the history of Pascack Wampum; From Pascack To The Plains: The Story Of Campbell Wampum. Research compiled from the Pascack Historical Society Ephemera collection and primary source accounts. To view such information, please make an appointment, and a donation is appreciated.


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.