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2019 Schedule

Historic New Bridge Landing
River Edge, Bergen County, NJ

October 19, 2019

10:00 AM. Meet at the Steuben House,1209 Main Street, River Edge, NJ. Parking is available along Main Street as well as the HNBL Parking Lot at the corner of Main St. and Hackensack Avenue, River Edge.

10:15 AM--12:00 Noon. Explore three Jersey Dutch sandstone houses, including the Steuben House, a state-historic site. The Bergen County houses are connected by a gravel walking path. The day begins in the Steuben House with coffee & cruller and a look back through an antique photo essay and presentation by Past President and Museum Collection Chair Deborah Powell.

The Steuben House was built at the narrows of the Hackensack River. The strategic 1745/1889 bridge crossing saw eleven engagements during the American Revolution. The 1752/1767 mansion has been the Bergen County Historical Society’s HQ since 1939. The Society's collections date from 1902, when the organization was founded. They include artifacts featuring the Revolutionary War.

12:15-1:45 PM. Lunch at the Coach House Diner ½ mile south on the corner of Rte 4 and Hackensack Avenue.

2:00-3:00 PM. The afternoon tour begins at the two-room c. 1794 Demarest House followed by the Campbell-Christie House, a center-hall two-room deep c. 1774 home, both of which were moved to the museum in 1954 and 1977, respectively. The 1899 English-style Westervelt-Thomas Barn is also available, depending on time and interest.

Directions from Kingston:

Option 1: 87 South to Suffern, Rte 17 to Rte 4 east toward NYC, Hackensack Avenue north to Main St., turn right on Main Street of River Edge. Time: 1 hr 30 m.+

Option 2: 87 South to Rte 287 at Harriman, 287 to Palisades Parkway, Parkway south to Rte 4 east, then as in Option 1. Time: 1 hr. 45 m.+ Longer but avoids possible traffic delays on Rte 17

Contact: Deborah Powell

DBPS Tour of Greene County Barns,
hosted by Ted Hilscher

October 26, 2019

DBPS is planning a Barn Tour on Saturday the 26th of October, organized by Ted Hilscher. It will start at the Bronck House at 9:30 AM. It includes four historic barns, each about 5-10 minutes apart, so should finish about 12:30 or 1. Lunch will be at the Crossroads Brewery in Athens. More information is posted on the DBPS website www.dutchbarns.org

2019 Event Schedule


Saturday Location Host
January 19, 2019 HVVA Annual meeting - 10:30 AM
Elmendorph Inn, Red Hook NY
February 16, 2019 Maggie MacDowell Memorial Lecture
11:00 AM, Woodland Pond Media Room, New Paltz NY
March 16, 2019 Mahwah, Bergen County, NJ Carla Cielo
April 20, 2019 Lake Katrine, Ulster County, NY Ken K.
May 18, 2019 Three 18th Century House Museums in Albany NY Wally Wheeler
June 15, 2019 No tour
July 13, 2019 Old Stone House Day, Summer Picnic, Hurley, Ulster County, NY  
August 17, 2019 Study Tour / Summer Get-together Wally Wheeler
September 21, 2019 Warwick, Orange County, NY Ken K.
October 19, 2019 Historic New Bridge Landing,
River Edge, Bergen County, NJ
Deborah Powell
November 16, 2019 Marbletown, Ulster County, NY Neil Larson
December 14?, 2019 HVVA Holiday Lunch  


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