History Day Is Saturday
May 25, 2015
Travel through time and explore the various modes of 19th and 20th century transportation on Saturday, May 30, with the Northwest Bergen History Coalition.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the historic John Fell House and nine other historic homes and museums will be open to the public to tour and enjoy.
Joining the Coalition this year will be Allendale's Jack Granowitz and other antique car collectors who will be stopping at the sites to allow visitors to see the “new-fangled” motorcars of the early 20th century.
I'll give readings of my ghost story "Phantoms of the Ramapos" -- set in 1938 in Allendale, Ho-Ho-Kus and Mahwah -- several times during the day at the Fell House.
The fact-based story features the HoHoKus Speedway and an actual bank robbery in Allendale.
More information follows.
The museums and historic homes on the tour include:
John Fell House 475 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale (across the street from the Celery Farm)
The Museum at the Station 176 Rock Road, Glen Rock
The Hermitage 335 N. Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus
Mahwah Museum 201 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah
Van Allen House 3 Franklin Ave., Oakland
Old Stone House 538 Island Rd., Ramsey
Schoolhouse Museum 650 E. Glen Ave., Ridgewood
Hopper-Goetschius Museum 363 E. Saddle River Rd., Upper Saddle River
Waldwick Signal Tower, 1 Bohnert Place, Waldwick
Zabriskie House 421 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff
Adults can purchase a ticket in advance for $10 and receive free “Fun History” tickets for their children 12 and under to have stamped at each site.
Advance tickets can be purchased through Jim Wright or Patty Finn at 201-760-0804. They will also be on sale at the Schoolhouse Museum in Ridgewood on Thursday from 1 to 3; the Mahwah Museum on Wednesday; and Abma’s Farm Market in Wyckoff Monday through Friday 8 to 5:30.