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A Community's Journey:  Our Place in New Jersey's History

This exhibit is designed to create an awareness and understanding of our community’s past and present attitudes towards and acceptance of diversity, to celebrate innovations in the performing arts, and to honor those who fought for liberty. Using the themes of diversity, innovation and liberty in relation to our community’s journey through the last three centuries, we join with historical societies across New Jersey to commemorate New Jersey’s 350th anniversary.

Designed by Sheila Brogan, Bari Falese, Vicky Herbert, and Roberta Sonenfeld

Click here to see some pictures of our exhibit.

Read an article about our exhibit at the Ridgewood Patch Website and another at

We are grateful to our exhibit sponsors for their in-kind and financial support.



Marquee Sponsors

Midland Park Self Storage

United Irish Appeal

Robert Carroll

Roberta Sonenfeld

Platinum Sponsors

Jill Cooley

Feeney Funeral Home

Janis Fuhrman, Terrie O'Connor Realtors

Park West Tavern

Stephanie and Michael Stern

XenoPsi Media

Gold Sponsors

TD Bank

Phyllis Wickham

Silver Sponsons

Ridgewood Realty Co., John H. Rogers

Cipora O. Schwartz

LaLanterna Cafe & Grill

Doug and Jennie Smith Wilson

Friends of the Museum

Ridgewood Dentistry



Orpheus Club and Maroon Men Team Up to Benefit Ridgewood Historical Society

The Ridgewood Historical Society will present an outdoor concert on Sunday, May 18th at 2:00 p.m.  Billed as a “friend raiser and fund raiser,” the concert will feature the renowned Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus of Ridgewood and the Maroon Men a capella group from Ridgewood High School.  The performance will celebrate the Ridgewood Historical Society’s current exhibit, A Community's Journey: Our Place in New Jersey's History.  The concert will be conducted on the steps of the School House Museum, 650 E. Glen Avenue in Ridgewood.  Guests should bring their own lawn chairs.  Refreshments will be served.  Admission is $10.  In the event of rain the concert will be held next door at the Old Paramus Reformed Church.

For more information or with questions, email Sheila Brogan, Ridgewood Historical Society President.




Watch our video about our recent History Day.






From October to July, The Schoolhouse Museum is open on Thursdays and Saturdays from 1:00–3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 2:00–4:00 p.m.  We arrange group tours by appointment.  For more information call the museum at 201-447-3242 or send us an e-mail.

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