MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

BCHS museum and library collections comprise the greatest survival of significant Bergen Dutch artifacts and documents in the public domain. Many objects are on view at Historic New Bridge Landing.  BCHS first began collecting the material culture of Bergen County beginning in 1902 at our founding. Some artifacts are thousands of years old from the first people to live in Bergen County. We have strengthened our American Revolution and Dutch Collections over the last two years with significant donations. Paintings, pottery, china, needlework, quilts, coverlets, furniture including three kasten on the site, locally made Hackensack Valley cupboards and chairs.

The large Hopper's Tavern sign with Jefferson's portrait, a 30" square silk thread and painting inset mourning art of Washington and a watercolor & ink of Cybele in her Chariot by a woman from Oradell are now on loan to the Museum of the American Revolution.

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