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 and library 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.

We accept donations through PayPal by using the giving form on this page.


We also accept checks.

Checks may be made to: 
Bergen County Historical Society | PO Box 55, River Edge, NJ 07761

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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

The Bergen County Historical Society (BCHS), a 501(c)(3) non-profit 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. Beginning in 1939, our museum collections were displayed at the Steuben House, a State Historic Site. The museum and library collections comprise the greatest survival of significant Jersey Dutch artifacts and documents 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 programing at Historic New Bridge Landing.


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

Bergen County Historical Society
PO Box 55, River Edge, NJ 07661  •

BCHS Headquarters:

Historic New Bridge Landing
1201-1209 Main St, River Edge, NJ 07661  •  Ph: 201-343-9492

The Bergen County Historical Society is a volunteer, membership, 501(c)(3) non profit organization that was founded in 1902.

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