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BCHS EVENTS
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  • Please wear a mask if you wish to do so.

  • The historic buildings are ONLY open for events by BCHS volunteers. We do charge for events, 100% goes to our mission.  BCHS members are free or reduced price at fundraisers. 
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    he grounds are open to the public, dawn-to-dusk.

  • Register for our Zoom Events.

  • Early African & Indigenous Presence in the Tappan Patent & Bergen County
    Feb 16, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
    Zoom Lecture
    Teresa Vega will be talking about how her diverse ancestors left New Amsterdam and moved to East Jersey, (Tappan Patent) in 1683.
  • Washington's Birthday at HNBL
    Sun, Feb 26
    River Edge
    Feb 26, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    River Edge, 1209 Main St, River Edge, NJ 07661, USA
    Washington and friends dance to the music by Ridley & Anne Enslow. Takes place at the Steuben House, an 18th c. mansion along the Hackensack River.
  • Lecture on the Charleville Musket Found at New Bridge Landing
    Thu, Apr 20
    Link will be sent with registration.
    Apr 20, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Link will be sent with registration.
    4 Presenters discuss the conservation and history of the Charleville musket.
  • Pinkster at HNBL
    Sun, May 21
    River Edge
    May 21, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    River Edge, 1209 Main St, River Edge, NJ 07661, USA
    More info to come
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The 250th in Bergen County

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November 21-22, 2026  

The 250th Anniversary of the British Invasion of NJ and the American Retreat

On November 20th, 1776, five thousand British, Hessian and Loyalist troops, under command of Lt. Gen. Lord Cornwallis, scaled the Palisades at Lower Closter Dock and marched against Fort Lee. Warned by an alert officer, the American garrison escaped entrapment by safely crossing the Hackensack River at New Bridge, now known as the Bridge That Saved a Nation, and lived to fight another day.

To mark the 250th Anniversary of the "times that try men's souls," the Bergen County Historical Society,  will sponsor a weekend of living history and scholarly presentations. 

Please check back for more details or sign up for our email blasts at: info@bergencountyhistory.org

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September 16-17, 2028

Grand Forage Weekend

 In 1778, Crown Forces in New York City would prepare for the coming winter and descend on Bergen County like a swarm of locusts.

 

Scholarly discussions and re-enactors will help to bring the events in and around Bergen County alive.

 

Takes place at Historic New Bridge Landing, 1201 Main St, River Edge, NJ. Please check back for more details or sign up for our email blasts at: info@bergencountyhistory.org

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August 18-19, 2029

Raid on Paulus Hook

Inspired by events at Stony Point, Lighthorse Henry Lee and Continental soldiers would lead a daring raid on British held fortification at Paulus Hook (modern day Jersey City).

 

The event would originate and end at New Bridge.

 

Takes place at Historic New Bridge Landing, 1201 Main St, River Edge, NJ. Please check back for more details or sign up for our email blasts at: info@bergencountyhistory.org 

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1780 Campaign

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Takes place at Historic New Bridge Landing, 1201 Main St, River Edge, NJ. Please check back for more details or sign up for our email blasts at: info@bergencountyhistory.org

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April 27-28, 2030

War of Outposts

During the winter of 1780, Washington and the Continental Army would be encamped at Morristown for a second time. Despite one of the worst winters on record, the Spring of 1780 would see multiple incursions into Bergen County by British forces with attacks on Hackensack, Hopperstown (Ho-Ho-Kus) and New Bridge! The weekend will consist of re-enactors and scholarly discussions to help bring these pivotal events to life.

Takes place at Historic New Bridge Landing, 1201 Main St, River Edge, NJ. Please check back for more details or sign up for our email blasts at: info@bergencountyhistory.org

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September 15-16, 2030

Steenrapie Encampment

During the later summer of 1780, Washington and his army have moved down into Bergen County. Over ten thousand troops and artillery are encamped along Kinderkamack Road in River Edge and Oradell respectively. Washington would use the Von Steuben House as his headquarters. Historic New Bridge Landing will come alive with Continental soldiers and 18th century civilian reenactors as they the unique stories of these events to life.

 

Takes place at Historic New Bridge Landing, 1201 Main St, River Edge, NJ. Please check back for more details or sign up for our email blasts at: info@bergencountyhistory.org 

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PAST BCHS EVENTS in 2019 & 2020

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