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A 45-minute BCHS video about Historic New Bridge Landing has been selected to participate in a national forum “America’s Summer Roadtrip.” BCHS wrote & produced this video, now available.
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.
PODCAST INTERVIEW: Bergen County Commissioner Mary J. Amoroso interviewed BCHS Past President Deborah Powell on March 19, 2021 about the Bergen County Historical Society, Historic New Bridge Landing and BCHS plans for a new museum, as part of the County's podcast series.
The American Revolution and The Stamp Act of 1765 explained through cartoons
The Stamp Act in Pictures: Writer Marta Black used cartoons and drawings from the 1700s to discuss the Stamp Act and the causes of the American Revolution a Zoom presentation on January 10, 2021.
Marta and David Black have greatly added to our Rev War period museum collection with the donation of five 18th century satirical prints and a 1790 print of Benjamin Franklin.
Bergen County Historical Society
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.