BCHS EVENTS
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  • Vintage Baseball at Historic New Bridge Landing
    Jul 10, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    River Edge, 1201 Main St, River Edge, NJ 07661, USA
    The Flemington Neshanocks and the Enterprise Club of New Bridge will play against each other with 19th century rules and equipment in a double header game.
  • Summer Walking Tour of Historic New Bridge Landing
    Jul 25, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    River Edge, 1201 Main St, River Edge, NJ 07661, USA
    Tour of Bergen County's Premier Historic Site by Deborah Powell
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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

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

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

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

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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