Upcoming Events                        

We are closed today, Saturday, August 1 for a special event.  

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Hours:   Saturdays Hours  1 - 5 PM.    History and Geneaology Resource Rooms are also open. Guided and self-guided tours available.  Suggested Donation $3.00 per person.  Active Service members and their families are free from Memorial Day to Labor Day under the Blue Star Museum Program.

Community Picnic Days -   Noon to 6 PM!  August 9, September 20.  Click here for a flier

 EXHIBIT:  Richard Asbell has re-installed our permanent exhibit, “Unearthed at the Onderdonk House – Artifacts from the 1970's Archaeology Investigations” and added additional material including photos of the other colonial houses along Flushing Avenue.  Members are always free!  

COMMUNITY PICNIC DAYS:  August 9, Noon to 6 PM.  We have scheduled several picnic days, so that families, friends and neighbors can enjoy our beautiful gardens and picnic park.  For a $5.00 donation per person, 12 and under free -   picnic from noon to 6 PM (extended hours).  Tours of the Onderdonk House are included.  Click here for a flier.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:  August 18, 5 PM to 7 PM.  Meeting followed by Barbecue dinner.  Members only.  New Members always welcomed.  

BATTLE OF BROOKLYN EVENT: August 29, 1 PM to 5 PM.  Dramatic Reading of the Declaration of Independence in 18th Century style at 2PM and 4 PM.  Learn about how it was written and the role it played during the Battle of Brooklyn.  Crafting & activities include a history scavenger hunt, writing with quill pens and simulated wampum jewelry.  Adults $5.00, Children free. Click here for a flier.

HARVEST FESTIVAL:  Sunday, October 11, Noon to 4 PM.  Pumpkins and more Pumpkins!  Free pumpkins to the first 500 children, accompanied by an adult.  Live music, entertainment, games, crafts, apple cider making, candle making, tours of the Onderdonk House.  Adults $5.00, Children free.





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How to Book a Class Visit to the Vander Ende-Onderdonk House:

• Check our website for availability.
• Download a reservation form, including pre-visit questions for discussion.
• Fill out the reservation form with your first and second choice for your visit based on the availability. You do not have to indicate a second choice.
• Class size is limited to 35 children (with 5 chaperones/adults additional)
• Send the form and your payment of $150.00 to Greater Ridgewood Historical Society, c/o Ms. Virginia Comber, 60-08 Putnam Avenue, Ridgewood, NY 11385
• We will either send you a confirmation or return your payment, if we cannot accommodate your request.
• We will update the schedule weekly online so that you can be assured that you have the most current information.
• You can call Virginia Comber at 718-417-6032 for information, but we will not book over the phone nor hold dates without a reservation form and payment.
• We cannot change dates once we confirm.

       We look forward to seeing you soon.