Antique Appraisal Night – New date Dec 6th – 7-9pm

2018 Dec 6th Antique appraisal night

New date!!
Thursday December 6th, 7-9pm
the historic John Fell House in Allendale is hosting an open house and a free Antique Appraisal Night, featuring Dean Klein,  of Vintage Roots.

Dig through your attic, basement or garage and bring in one or two items for a free and fun appraisal. While you are there at the house, find out more about the upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.

Refreshments will be served.

The event runs from 7 to 9pm.


Fell House Fund Raiser – Field of Flags – participate any time of year

Support the Fell House and the Allendale Historical Society by purchasing a flag to fill the Fell House field full of American Flags  during our Nations proudest holidays!!

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The John Fell House – Field of Flags

  • The John Fell House and the Allendale Historical Society invites you to participate in a patriotic community service program called “The Field of Flags”.

Please take part in making Allendale’s State and National Historic Landmark look the part for our patriotic holidays!!!!

  • We will place a 3’ by 5’ American flag on the lawn of the Fell House on the following 7 National Holidays or patriotic weekends:

Presidents Day, John Fell Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4th, Labor Day & Veteran’s Day,

For a $40 annual contribution we will place a flag for you on the front lawn of the Fell House.  This flag can be for you or named in honor of a veteran, historic figure (ie. John Fell) or person of your choice.  Your flag will also have a small sign hanging from the pole with the name of the donor and to whom the flag is honoring.   We will install your flag on the lawn and store your flag in between holidays.

If you wish to display more than one flag, our multi flag discount saves 25% on each flag! (on the form, list the # of flags at $30 each).

To subscribe or learn more about the program:

  • Email to
  • Call Joanne Hart at 201-674-7425
  • Visit the contact us section of  this website  (

If you have already subscribed to the program, please share this flyer with a friend.

Please print the attached flier and mail the form with your payment  of $40 payable to: CCA – Concerned Citizens of Allendale

Mail to: Field of Flags
The John Fell House
194 Park Ave
Allendale, NJ 07401

Name_____________________________________ Phone:____________________

Street Address_________________________________


Email_____________________________________(important for Flags communication)

Flag in honor of:__________________________________

Or send us the requested information by sending an email to and Venmo your donation to: John Fell House@John-Fellhouse

Please enroll in the program at any time during the year!

Mistletoe Madness Boutique Saturday Dec 1 – 10am-4pm


2018 Mistletoe Boutique

Visit Allendale’s beautifully decorated historic house and shop from unique local vendors.

Saturday December 1st  from 10am-4pm

A portion of the proceeds will go to the restoration of the John Fell House.

Our vendors include:

Gracie Green – bags
CWAJGA – sweatshirts, t shirt, leggings
Cocoa Lush– Chocolate
The Girls With The Pearls – jewelry
Love Handles– tableware
Olive Branch & Grape Vine olive oils, vinegars and honey
LimeLife By Alcone-lotions and makeup
Main Street Wares custom Christmas ornaments and more
Dol Terra– essential oils
Magyar Designs-handmade sweater, scarfs etc.
Elle & Taylor-jewelry
NYC Connection-wallets, key chain etc.
India Hicks-accessories
Leopard Lilly– accessories

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


SRYT Halloween “REDRUM” at the Fell House Oct 26th & 27th

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Coming This October: “REDRUM”
An Interactive Haunted Event Inspired By The Mind Of Stephen King​Written By Christopher Barker
​Presented By The RIVERSTAGE Company
​At The Historic John Fell House, Allendale, New Jersey
Friday, October 26th & Saturday, October 27th 

Tour Times:
6:00, 6:45, 7:30, 8:15, 9:00
$20 Adults,  $18 Children 12 & Under and Seniors 55 & Older

Each tour can only take up to 15 guests.

Two tours will leave per hour and will
start at different locations on the property.

This is a guided walking tour. The day of your “haunt” please arrive at your tour time 15 minutes prior tocheck-in and meet with your Guide. Check-in is at Archer United Methodist Church, 37 East Allendale Avenue, Allendale, N.J., 07401.

201-825-8805 or

Do not check-in at the John Fell House! You will be walking north on Franklin Turnpike to the historic John Fell House property where you will travel and experience four plays: “The Shining”, “Carrie”, “It” and “Misery”. Round-trip walking time is 13-15 minutes.  The plays run approximately 45 minutes. Tours may leave up to 15 minutes late  depending on how quickly a previous tour experiences their “haunt”. This experience is not recommended for younger children.

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

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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