John Fell’s Arrest Reenacted & Earth Day Events – Sunday April 23rd 11:30am-3:30pm

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John Fell’s Arrest Reenacted Plus Earth Day Events

Sunday, April 23,  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 11:30am and 2:30pm the Heard’s Brigade will reenact John Fell’s historic arrest by the ritish Loyalists on April 22, 1777, and explain it’s significance.  We’ll also have colonial history activities and Earth Day activities throughout the day.


Summer Garden Tea, June 8th noon to 2:30pm

As June is Perennial Garden Month, the John Fell House Tea Room at 475 Franklin Turnpike, would like to invite you to our  Summer Garden Tea on June 8th, noon to 2.30 pm.

The cost will be $45 per person, “SPACE IS LIMITED SO RESERVE YOUR PLACE EARLY.”  Proceeds to benefit the John Fell House.

To reserve your place please email Linda A. Schropp or call Theresa Salameno at (201)825-2840.

Your RSVP and check payable to “Concerned Citizens of Allendale.” must be received by June 1st in order to hold your  reservation and should be mailed to Theresa Salameno, 46 Tam O Shanter Drive, Mahwah, NJ. 07430

Please include your name, guests names and email or phone # with your check. Your non-refundable check is your confirmation.

For more information email

An Evening of Bourbons – Saturday January 21st at 7:30pm

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The Historic John Fell House invites you to an Evening of Bourbons
Featuring Spike McClure, Master of Whiskey for Johnny Walker

Back by popular demand is Spike McClure. This time we will be tasting a fabulous selection of 6 different bourbons!

There will be plenty of food, auction items and guaranteed fun for all!

When: Saturday, January 21 at 7:30 PM
Where: The Fell House. 475 Franklin Tpke. Allendale, NJ
Donation per person: $125
Reserve your spot ASAP! Limited seating available.

Mail checks payable to “CCA” to:
C. Schwartz c/o Fell House 21 Greenway Allendale, NJ 07401


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Holiday Champagne Tea – Dec. 8th noon-2:30pm

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is pleased to announce our
Thursday, December 8th
From noon to 2:30pm at The Historic John Fell House
475 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale, NJ

The house will be beautifully decorated for the holidays.
Come join us and toast this festive season.
Featuring a Traditional English Tea
$50.00 per person
Proceeds to benefit the John Fell House
Space Is Limited So Reserve Your Place

E-mail Linda A. Schropp- or
call Theresa Salameno at (201) 825-2840
Your non-refundable Check is your confirmation.
RSVP by December 1st

Checks payable to “The Concerned Citizens of Allendale”
Send your check to Theresa Salameno at
46 Tam O’Shanter Drive, Mahwah NJ 07430
Please include number of guests and their names.

For more information email


Mistletoe Madness Dec 2&3 2016 – One-Stop Holiday Shopping

Mistletoe Madness  – One-stop Holiday Shopping

December 2nd 9am-3pm and 3rd 10am-4pm.

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

Our wonderful list of vendors:

Cocoa Lush – Hand Painted chocolates

Limelight – chemical free skincare & professional grade makeup

Leopard Lily – handbags, accessories & Gretchen Scott clothing

Guccione Cannoli – homemade cannoli’ & Italian cookies

Eesme – hand woven accessories by artisans in India

Olive Branch & Grape Vine – olive oils, balsamic vinegars, & honey

The Girls with the pearl earrings – Pearl jewelry

Nahyat Designs – cashmere knit shawls, finger gloves & ponchos

Aria by Lucia – body cream& lotions, bath wash, handcrafted soaps & salts

Little Nikki’s – children’s items

doTerra – CPTG certified essential oils & diffusers

Elle and Taylor – semi precious gemstone jewelry

The Tea Room – teas & tea accessories

CWAJGA – T Shirts

The Beach Home – home accessories








Antique Appraisal Night – Wednesday October 26th – 7 to 9pm

Open House – Antique Appraisal Night

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Wednesday, Oct 26th, the historic John Fell House in Allendale is hosting an open house and a free Antique Appraisal Night, featuring Dean Klein, owner 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.

NW Bergen History Coalition Dinner Program on World War I on October 25, at the Ramapo College Pavilion

NW Bergen History Coalition Dinner Program on World War I on October 25

A hundred years ago, Woodrow Wilson was running for re-election on the slogan: “I kept us out of the war.” The majority of Americans were isolationist, and since the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915, Wilson had worked hard to get Germany to sign an agreement respecting the rights of neutral countries. But just five months after the 1916 election, America entered World War I.

On Tuesday, October 25 at 6 P.M., the NW Bergen History Coalition will present a program at the Ramapo College Pavilion featuring a presentation on “The American Home Front During World War I” by Ramapo College Professor, Dr. Carter Jones Meyer. A Ramapo history student will be at each table.

Come hear an insightful presentation by Dr. Meyer about why Wilson changed his mind and the steps the U.S. Government took to unify America in order to win the war, from the propaganda efforts of the Committee on Public Information to the Espionage and Sedition Acts that challenged the democratic concept of freedom.

Dr. Meyer is a graduate of Skidmore College and Brown University and has taught at Ramapo since 1992. She is the recipient of the Bischoff Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Reservations are limited. Tickets are $40. For information, call Kay Yeomans, 201-327-2236, or stop by The Hermitage or the Mahwah Museum to pick up a reservation form. The NW Bergen History Coalition is made up of museums and historical societies from 11 towns: Allendale, Franklin Lakes, Glen Rock, Ho-Ho-Kus,  Mahwah, Oakland, Ramsey, Ridgewood, Upper Saddle River, Waldwick, and Wyckoff.

Photo: Dr. Carter Jones Meyer, Professor of History at Ramapo College, will address guests of the NW Bergen History Coalition at a dinner on Tuesday, October 25.

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