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Sun, Apr 21

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River Edge

Chawme Gishcuch, Under the Shad Moon

Demonstrations by historians, exhibits and children's takeaway activities.

Chawme Gishcuch, Under the Shad Moon
Chawme Gishcuch, Under the Shad Moon

Time & Location

Apr 21, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

River Edge, 1201 Main St, River Edge, NJ 07661, USA

About the Event

Join the Bergen County Historical Society as we celebrate Chwame Gischuch: Under the Shad Moon.

Primitive Technologist Steve Adams will be speaking throughout the day on The Material Culture of Prehistory. He will be demonstrating the use of stone tools and flint knapping as well as the working of plant fibers.

On display for viewing in the state historic 1752 Steuben House will be Revolutionary War artifacts as well as Native American artifacts from the society’s extensive collection.

Visit with historian Arthur Kirmss from Long Island, as he demonstrates the Native American and colonial craft of wampum bead making.

Stop by the Westervelt-Thomas Barn to see a broom making demonstration and be sure to visit with the blacksmith on site to see what he is making.

Tour the Campbell-Christie House and visit the gift shop while you enjoy refreshments including donuts, cornbread, and lemonade throughout the day.

Do not forget to visit the society’s authentic Jersey Dutch out-kitchen to see interpreters prepare a planked fish, three sisters soup, and other foods using Indigenous ingredients such as corn, squash, and beans.

Activities for families include a take home craft and the society’s QR Code cell phone-based scavenger hunt.

Ticket reservations are encouraged: $12 adults, $7 students, BCHS members free. We may raise prices, make your reservations now!

Free parking available on site or take the train to the “New Bridge Landing” station on the Pascack Valley Line.

Dogs are permitted on site on a leash but not in the houses.

For ticket reservations and more information visit the society’s website www.bergencountyhistory.org , Email: bergencountyhistory@gmail.com , or call 201-343-9492 and leave a message.

Sunday, April 21st 1:00 pm- 4:30 pm at Historic New Bridge Landing, 1201 Main Street River Edge NJ. Free parking or the train to the New Bridge Landing train stop on NJ Transit's Pascack Valley line and walk one block north and east to HNBL entrance.

The event is subject to change.

Tickets

  • Under the Shad Moon

    From $7.50 to $12.50
    • $12.50
      +$0.31 service fee
    • $7.50
      +$0.19 service fee
  • BCHS-Member

    $0.00

Total

$0.00

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