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100% of your donations and membership goes to our mission!


Help make history at Historic New Bridge Landing.

If you are over 70-1/2 year of age, and have a traditional IRA, and are charitably inclined, you can make a Qualified Charitable Donation (QCD) to the Bergen County Historical Society (BCHS) and have your donation count towards your Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) and reduce your taxes. The BCHS qualifies as a recipient of a QCD as it is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


Construction of our long awaited museum will commence in the very near future. We ask your help with a QCD to complete our mission of building a first-rate museum which will attract thousands of residents for years to come.  Talk to your accountant / financial advisor to see how a QCD may benefit you or call Jim Purcell, Past President, BCHS at (201) 693-6301 (or email: to find out more.

Jim Purcell is pictured making a $5,000 donation to BCHS President Carol Restivo on 2/20/2021!


This kiosk is along the path to recognize donors of $1,000 and up – now.  The names will go on a wall in the new museum.

The Bergen County Historical Society (BCHS), a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all-volunteer organization, founded in 1902 promotes preservation, study and appreciation of civil, political, military and the general history of the United States of America, particularly of Bergen County.


In 1939, we were invited to make our headquarters at the Steuben House and our museum collections are displayed at the state historic site. The museum and library collections comprise the greatest survival of artifacts and documents from Bergen County in the public domain.


There are over 4,000 objects in the museum collection (not including the library and document collection.) The Campbell-Christie House is located on Bergen County Historical Society land. BCHS operates the historic house museum and provides all programming at Historic New Bridge Landing.


Other activities include placement of informative roadside Blue Historic Markers (seen throughout Bergen County, educational events, museum exhibits, monthly lectures, and maintaining and expanding the museum & library collections. We are not a government agency. We receive no regular or significant public funding, we rely on private donations and membership.

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