This section is for research papers and will serve as a resource for the history of Bergen County. Please check back as we are able to add to documents and reformat others.
By Teresa Vega. Feb 2023 Speaker offered a follow up - Ramapough Roots: The Early Native and African American Presence in Bergen County, NJ
Dugout Canoe Research
Report on the canoe by archaeologist R.Alan Mounier. The canoe has been in BCHS collections since 1905.
Old Bergen's Strawberry Fields
History from the Strawberry Patch; There’s history in every delicious bite! Who today would imagine that Bergen County was once the market garden for New York City, growing and shipping immense quantities of strawberries to market, by Kevin W. Wright
A Church, A Cannon &
By Reginald McMahon.
Research on the cannon that was originally located in Hackensack.
The Nation's Guest: General Lafayette's Return Visit,
The time is long past, and the scene is afar, but it will go from me only when everything else does. One thing is certain. The little village of Hackensack was not found wanting in her part of the welcome extended to the “Nation’s Guest” Rev. J.B. Hague, 1873. By Kevin W. Wright
The Swing Bridge at
By Kevin W. Wright.
Punkin Duster and the Woodchuck Borough
A Centennial Review of Bergen County Borough Fever 1894-95, by Kevin W. Wright
Bogert's Candy Kitchen
A history of the Clear Toy Candies and the candy store in Hackensack, NJ.
Stewardship through Historical & Natural Interpretation: Providing Memory & Meaning in NJ's Storied Places
Hamilton at New Bridge
Examining a letter by Alexander Hamilton to Col John Lauren dated Sep. 12, 1780.
A Short History
of River Edge
History of the town, by Kevin W. Wright
Elizabeth Cady Stanton in Tenafly, NJ
Camp Merritt Monument Memorials
Todd Braisted's Lecture on The 1782 Murder of Cornelius Nefie
French Huguenot – Demarest Cemetery
Historic Preservation Commendation Award
1902/1908 Tombstone Inscriptions of the French Burying Ground by John Neafie.
Preserving & Copying Bible Records
Redmill, Paramus and Its Haunted House
Thomas Paine's American Crisis
Capt. Zabriskie: Remembrance of the Mexican War
The History of the Bank House of Hackensack
Renaming the North Hackensack Train Stop to New Bridge
The Wampum Industry in Bergen County
1793 Inventory of the Zabriskie Store
Remembering Camp Merritt by John Spring
Zabriskie Mystery Solved thru eBay
Seeing the Past in a Different Light
New Bridge Misinformation – Wrong Date Published
The Ladies & the Indians Sarah Kierstede & Oratam by Reg McMahon
The Tree of Life Selections from Bergen County Folk Art, 1983