The Northwest Bergen History Coalition Presents:
How Immigration & the Railroad Shaped our Towns
Have you ever wondered what impact immigration and the railroads had on the development of the towns in Northwest Bergen County? On History Day 2018, April 28 from 10 AM to 4 PM, twelve museums and historic homes will be open to the public for visitors to explore how both immigrants and the railroads helped to define the villages, towns, and boroughs of NW Bergen County. Sites include the Fell House, The Hermitage, the Waldwick Train Tower and many more.
Below is a list of highlights for the day that will engage, entertain and educate visitors on History Day 2018:
- The John Fell House (Allendale) will be open with activities for children and a display of a Lionel Civil War train. At 3 p.m they will host a presentation by Jim Wright on Col. Joseph Warner Allen (for whom Allendale is named), Allen's even-more-famous son, and much more.