The mission of the Ridgewood Historical Society, which operates the historic Schoolhouse Museum building, formerly one of the first public schools in Ridgewood, is to preserve the building, as well as maintain, interpret, and exhibit the collection of artifacts representing the history, culture, and lives of ordinary people from the Ridgewood area from the
period of Native America.

The Ridgewood Historical Society is the parent organization of the Schoolhouse Museum which annually presents a themed exhibit featuring artifacts from the collection, and presents educational programs featuring local people with knowledge and/or skills that pertain to the collection.

Board of Trustees


President: Candace Latham

Vice President: Joy Simmen Hamburger

Treasurer: Kim Reis

Recording Secretary: Jeanne Potter

Corresponding Secretary: Silvia Campos



Linda Bakian

Bob Borders

Dolores Carpenter

Geri Dawes

Jordan Kender

Dorothy-Anne Pangburn

Anna Spalckhaver

Joseph Suplicki

Renee Watson

Michael Yannone

Arlene Berlamino, Old Paramus Church Liaison