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The Northwest Bergen History Coalition Invites you to…Thurs Nov. 1st

The Northwest Bergen History Coalition Invites you to:

A Luncheon and Presentation
by Elaine Weiss

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Thursday, November 1 at 11:30 A.M.
Ramsey Country Club, 105 Lakeside Drive, Ramsey
$50 per person (cash bar)

Book signing at 11:30. Lunch will be served at 12 noon.

Join us as noted author Elaine Weiss shares a moment in history that changed all of our lives. In 1920, after 70 years of struggle begun by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote was near to passing. The amendment had 35 ‘yes’ votes but needed one more. Tennessee was their last chance. That August brought a divergent group of suffragettes “Suffs” to Tennessee, a holdout state that could push the count to 36. They came to confront the “Antis” (women who feared the moral decay of the family and nation) and the Tennessee politicians who did not want women to influence the upcoming election.
Elaine Weiss brings together all the elements of this turbulent time in which ” the core themes of American history-race, class, money, gender, states’ rights, power and democracy -all came to play in Nashville.” Indeed, the original suffragettes for women’s rights had begun as abolitionists working to abolish slavery. Now, descending on Tennessee, later suffragettes- led by Carrie Chapman Catt, Sue White, and Alice Paul, who often differed among themselves, would be challenged by most men and by Josephine Pearson, proud leader of the Tennessee “Antis”.

Elaine Weiss is an award-winning journalist and writer. Her first book, Fruits of Victory:The Woman’s Land Army in the Great War was excerpted in Smithsonian Magazine online and featured on C-Span and public radio stations nationwide. Highly acclaimed by  the New York Times Sunday Book Review, The Woman’s Hour has  been optioned by Amblin TV for adaptation as either a TV movie or a limited series.

See the attached flier for details.

Information: Michelle Dugan 201-995-0171
Send checks payable to: U.S.R. Historical Society, 245 Lake Street, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458


Our Annual Summer Afternoon Tea on Thursday June 7th, 12 noon-2.30pm

Our Annual Summer Afternoon Tea
on Thursday June 7th 12 noon  –  2.30pm
475 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale, NJ

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Relax with us in the historic home of John Fell and enjoy an afternoon tea prepared by our chef, Meiganne Serrano. The delicious finger sandwiches, mini desserts and homemade scones with preserves, lemon curd and Devon Clotted Cream will delight your senses. Choose a tea from the variety of blends offered on the menu served in your own individual teapot.

Dessert will be served in the garden during a presentation by Allendale’s own Rohsler’s Nursery.  We will hear about plants both old and new that are not commonly seen in the garden but deserve to be. These plants of merit are deer resistant, drought tolerant and offer prolonged flowering, showy fruit and interesting foliage to be enjoyed throughout all four seasons.

$45 per person
Your check is your confirmation and MUST be received by May 31st to ensure your place.

To check current availability contact either Theresa Salameno on 201-294-7106 or email Linda Schropp at

Please send your check, made out to CCA, to Theresa Salameno,
46 Tam O Shanter Drive, Mahwah, NJ 07430
and include all the guests’ names in your party in order for us to seat you together


SPRING SHOPPING BOUTIQUE – Saturday May 5th 10am-5pm




SATURDAY, MAY 5TH 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. THE JOHN FELL HOUSE – 475 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale

Designer Jewelry, Cosmetics, Gourmet Chocolate, Interior Design, Olive Oils & Vinegars, Handbags, Home Scents, Gifts and so much more!!!

Café food by Chef Christine Nunn.

A percentage of the proceeds benefits the John Fell House.

For more info:  or Facebook: fell house



Northwest Bergen History Coalition 8th ANNUAL HISTORY DAY – SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Northwest Bergen History Coalition 8th ANNUAL HISTORY DAY

Coalition day poster

How Immigration
& the Railroad
Shaped Our Towns

SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The towns in NW Bergen County were settled in
the 18th century by immigrants from countries in
Europe and Africa. Through the centuries the
number of countries grew. Today we have
immigrants from all over the world. Come
see how they impacted the towns where
they settled and how they enrich us today.

The railroad came to NW Bergen in the mid-19th
century, bringing with it, jobs, prosperity and immigrants.
Come see how trains affected our towns,
the immigrants that came on them and that
came to work on them and stayed. Businesses
developed around the railroad stations, defining
what would become the towns of today.

Tickets: ADULTS $10 in advance — Day of event $15
CHILDREN: 16 & under FREE
Available in Advance at the museums below. Pick up a Fun Ticket for Kids:

The Mahwah Museum 201 Franklin TpkeWed., Sat. & Sun., 1-4 p.m.

The Hermitage Franklin Tpke., Ho-Ho-Kus  Wed. thru Sun., 1-4 p.m

Schoolhouse Museum650 E. Glen Ave., Ridgewood Thurs & Sun, 2-4; Sat. 1-3


The Hermitage, Ho-Ho-Kus; The John Fell House, Allendale; The Schoolhouse Museum, Ridgewood; Waldwick Train Station;  The Old Stone House, Ramsey; The Museum at the Station, Glen Rock;
Van Allen House, Oakland; The Zabriskie House, Wyckoff; Hopper-Goetschius House Museum, Upper Saddle River;
The Mahwah Museum & the Old Station Museum,  Mahwah.

Make checks payable to: Oakland Historical Society, P.O Box 296, Oakland, NJ 07436
For Information: 201-652-7354 or visit


John Fell’s Arrest Reenacted Plus Earth Day Events Sunday, April 22, 11:30am – 3:30pm

2018 reinactment Patriot day

John Fell’s Arrest Reenacted Plus Earth Day Events

Sunday, April 22,  11:30am – 3:30pm

Join the Friends of the Fell House as we host a day of free  history and Earth Day oriented events.

At 12:30pm and 2:30pm the Heard’s Brigade will reenact John Fell’s historic arrest by the British Loyalists on April 22, 1777, and explain it’s significance.  We’ll also have colonial history activities and Earth Day activities throughout the day.

The John Fell House Wants You – Join us at our open meeting Monday Feb 12th 7pm.

Fell house volunteer mtg Feb 2018

The Friends of the John Fell House seek volunteers for various committees, events, programs and one-day help.  Join us on Monday, Feb 12th at 7pm and learn how you can give a helping hand to this historic house and property.

Light refreshments will be served.

The John Fell House is located at 475 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale.

If you  would like more information or can not attend but would like to help, please contact Pat Finn at 201-760-0804 or email

Check us out on Facebook!


Whiskey And Wine Tasting – Allendale Branch of the Valley Hospital Auxiliary event Branch – Saturday Jan 27th 6:30-9:00pm

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Whiskey And Wine Tasting – Allendale Branch of the Valley Hospital Auxiliary event Branch – Saturday Jan 27th 6:30-9:00pm

$75 per person. Send checks payable to VHA Allendale to:
Michele Pepper, 216 Park Ave, Allendale, NJ 07401
Whiskey and wine sampling generously provided by
Chuck Russo of Wine and Spirit World, Ho-Ho-Kus
All proceeds support the Auxiliary’s $1.5 million pledge for
the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program and the
Pediatric Butterflies Program