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Historic Homes Open May 18

04/27/2013 11:12PM ● By Anonymous

The Northwest Bergen History Coalition will host its third annual History Day on May 18. From 10am to 4pm eight historical homes and museums will be open to the public to tour and enjoy. Each site will feature a special exhibit of quilts, coverlets, samplers, and other homemade items from their collections. The museums and historic homes on the tour include:  

 The Schoolhouse Museum 650 E. Glen Ave., Ridgewood  

 The Hermitage 335 N. Franklin Turnpike, HoHoKus  

 The Fell House 475 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale  

 The Hopper-Goetschius Museum 363 E. Saddle River Rd., Upper Saddle River  

 The Old Stone House 538 Island Rd., Ramsey  

 The Mahwah Museum 201 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah  

 The Van Allen House 3 Franklin Ave., Oakland  

 The Zabriskie House 421 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff.  

Tickets for admission to all eight sites are $10 a person, children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased through each of the Coalition's historical societies. They will also be on sale at the Schoolhouse Museum in Ridgewood on Thursdays and Saturdays from 1 to 3pm and Sundays 2 to 4pm; the Mahwah Museum on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 1 to 4pm; The Hermitage Wednesday through Sunday 1 to 4pm; and Abma's Farm Market in Wyckoff Monday through Saturday 8am to 5:30pm.

Those wishing to purchase tickets by mail may do so by sending a request and a self-addressed stamped envelope to The Schoolhouse Museum 650 East Glen Avenue Ridgewood, NJ 07450. Please make checks payable to the Ridgewood Historical Society. Tickets will also be on sale at each of the sites on the day of the tour. All proceeds from the ticket sales will be equally divided among the eight historical sites.

The Coalition will be selling grilled hotdogs and soda at the picnic area at the Hopper-Goetschius House Museum in Upper Saddle River. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn more about Northwest Bergen County history and see our stunning collections of homespun artifacts. For more information about the day email

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