MARY CALVI joined us as the Speaker for the Raise the Roof Gala!
Mary is a 14-time New York Emmy award-winning journalist morning and noon news anchor at WCBS-TV and national host of Inside Edition Weekend. Her latest novel IF A POEM COULD LIVE AND BREATHE: A NOVEL OF TEDDY ROOSEVELT’S FIRST LOVE is based on love letters from the Gilded Age to and from Roosevelt and his first love Alice Lee. Her in-depth research for her debut book DEAR GEORGE DEAR MARY: A NOVEL OF GEORGE WASHINGTON’S FIRST LOVE is the basis of a Smithsonian Channel documentary.
A new capital campaign
To raise funds for the construction of a new history museum at Historic New Bridge Landing in River Edge, NJ has been announced by the Bergen County Historical Society. The critical fundraising efforts kick-off begins President’s Day, February 22, 2023 to coincide with Washington’s birthday. The goal is to build a world-class permanent museum that will herald and display a collective history of New Jersey.
Help make history!
Publicity about the museum project:
ROI-NJ, ‘Raise the Roof’ gala to build new history museum in Bergen County set for Oct. 19
By ROI-NJ Staff (Bergen County Historical Society) - Sept 22, 2023: https://www.roi-nj.com/2023/09/22/lifestyle/raise-the-roof-gala-to-build-new-history-museum-in-bergen-county-set-for-oct-19/
~ FEATURED EVENTS ~
The grounds are open to the public, dawn-to-dusk (free.)
The historic buildings are only open for events. We do charge for events, 100% goes to our mission. Please visit our event page for the latest and greatest info.
Photos to come on the Gala.
History Scavenger Hunt Challenge at Historic New Bridge Landing
FUN FOR STUDENTS! New metal signs installed 2/19/23! Find the 12 QR code signs at HNBL. Focus your camera phone on the QR code and a link to a 2-minute video will pop up. Tap other QR code (only one time) to click your answer in multiple choice for each sign question. When finished with the list, tap the submit button. You will receive feedback & a history certificate of completion by email in a few days. More info.
New Bridge served as a battleground, fort, encampment ground, military headquarters, and intelligence-gathering post in every year of the American Revolution. The Steuben House, a state historic site, is the only extant building remaining from the 1776 Retreat through Bergen County, the Retreat to Victory. The house was Washington's HQ while 14,000 soldiers camped nearby for 2 weeks in 1780. The State of New Jersey invited the Bergen County Historical Society to make its HQ here in 1939.
The Bergen County Historical Society is the largest landowner at Historic New Bridge Landing and the largest historical society in New Jersey. Our collections were begun in 1902 when the organization was founded. They represent the largest collection of artifacts and documents reflecting Bergen County History.
Historian Kevin W. Wright on "These are The Times that Try Men's Souls."
Filmed in the Steuben House, May 2015 by MidBergenCommunities.
We lost Kevin in October 2016.
About BCHS Collection Artifact:
This link goes to an off-site webpage.
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Bergen County History
The Bergen County Historical Society welcomes those who wish to support our mission which is to collect and preserve data and objects of significance to the history of the United States and to Bergen County in particular, while promoting historical awareness through our programming and publications. We are an independent, volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. 100% of your donation goes to our mission.
Historic New Bridge Landing, 1201 Main Street, River Edge, NJ