Zabriskie House Part Of Northwest Bergen Museum Tour

Museums in Oakland, Mahwah, Ridgewood, Allendale and beyond on 8-stop tour

The  is one of the participants in the Northwest Bergen County History Tour on May 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This tour is sponsored by the Coalition of Northwest Bergen Historical Organizations. Tickets cost $10 per person — children under 12 free — and are good at eight historical homes and museums in the area.

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Schoolhouse Museum has an exhibit showcasing the unique local history during the turbulent times.

"At Zabriskie we have a listing of the 25 Civil War Veterans confirmed buried in Wyckoff and another 10 who are probable, but not yet confirmed," said Jean Hildebrandt, a Zabriskie House trustee. "These men fought at Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, marched to the sea with Sherman and been at Lee's surrender at Appomattox as well as innumerable other battles, sieges and skirmishes. Who knew Wyckoff had such heros beneath our sod?"

Tickets are on sale at Abma's Farm Market in Wyckoff, Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; the Schoolhouse Museum in Ridgewood on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. 

Grilled hot dogs and will be sold at the Hopper Goetschius House Museum in Upper Saddle River.

For more informatiion about the day, call Sheila Brogan at 201.652.7354 or email info@ridgewoodhistoricalsociety.org

Each of the other participating museums or historic houses has an equally exciting Civil War exhibit.  The other Coalition participants include: 

 The School House Museum 650 East Glen Avenue Ridgewood  The Hermitage 335 North Franklin Turnpike Ho-Ho-Kus  The Fell House 475 Franklin Turnpike Allendale  The Hopper Goetschius House and Museum 363 East Saddle River Road Upper Saddle River  The Old Stone House 538 Island Road Ramsey  The Van Allen House 3 Franklin Avenue Oakland The Zabriskie House 421 Franklin Avenue Wyckoff 

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