100% Goes to Our Mission.

Dear neighbor and fellow citizen,

To fully appreciate what it means to be an American, we invite you to experience History in one of the storied places where it was made.

We offer a unique opportunity to show abiding gratitude to all those who gave so much for the life of a free nation. Relying entirely upon volunteer contributions, the Bergen County Historical Society is raising funds to construct a first-rate museum building on the Society’s property at Historic New Bridge Landing. This museum building will be built to replicate barn, so as to visually complement the landmark stone houses while providing a proper museum environment for thousands of irreplaceable artifacts and documents of our past. Our collections give remarkable meaning to Bergen County’s transition from Indigenous People to colonial frontier to one of the America’s most diverse and prosperous suburban counties.

PDF about the new museum, CLICK HERE!


We accept donations through PayPal by using the Giving Page PDF on this page.


We also accept checks.

Checks may be made out to:
BCHS or Bergen County Historical Society 
PO Box 55, River Edge, NJ 07761-0055

For mailing checks please include this Giving Page PDF: (print / mail or fill-out online / save / email to
Click to open Giving Page PDF

The PDF has fields you can type info in and retains that info when printing the document. You may want to save it for your records We will follow up with an acknowledgment of the donation.

To Make a Donation to be included on the Kiosk (see photo below) please use the Giving Page PDF.

Society - Gold - $10,000

Society - Silver - $5,000

Benefactor - Bronze 4 - $4,000

Benefactor - Bronze 3 - $3,000
Benefactor - Bronze 2 - $2,000

Benefactor - Bronze 1 - $1,000

Your donation is appreciated! It is fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. BCHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 100% of your donation goes to our mission.

Need more info? Email us to set up an appointment:

Carol Restivo, BCHS President
Jim Smith, Past BCHS President
Deborah Powell, Past BCHS President


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.