RIDGEWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETY • 650 EAST GLEN AVENUE, RIDGEWOOD, NJ • 201-447-3242 • MUSEUM OPEN: THURS & SAT: 1-3, SUN: 2-4

Congratulations to Ridgewood High School winners in our "Letters From History" Writing Contest!

Each year, Ridgewood High School students are invited to write a one-page letter by choosing one of the artifacts from our annual exhibit.
This year students visted the exhibit, "The Thread of Life—Exploring the Fabric of Family Over the Centuries Through Fashion and Style." Students are asked to
write  from the point of view of a fictionalized person to a friend or relative in Ridgewood. The Ridgewood Historical Society board members choose winners
based on their ability to relate common human experiences in the context of a specific historical moment.

Thank you to the RHS History Department and to all RHS students who participated in this year's "Letters From History" contest.
Congratulations to first place winner, Amelia Safai, who read her letter at the BOE meeting and was awarded the $100 cash prize!
We also congratulate the talented runners up who were presented with certificates by the Ridgewood Historical Society's high school liaison, Daniel Greenman:

 

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1st Place

Amelia Safai

BOE March 11 Presentation

Pictured from left: CJ Lee, Alexandra Savage, Zachary Kim, Amelia and Daniel

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Zachary Kim

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CJ Lee

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Alexandra Savage


Get Involved

The Ridgewood Historical Society offers opportunities for people of all ages to experience, share, maintain, organize and preserve our local artifacts. 

We are volunteer based and welcome your involvement.  Become a member today and join us in our quest to preserve local history and put the Schoolhouse Museum on the agenda of every  student, family, social club and history buff in the area.