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Hours:   SUMMER 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.  Members are free. Veterans and Active Service members are free.

EXHIBITS:  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.  

August 23rd BOARD MEETING – ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING; 5 PM TO 7 PM, Followed by refreshments.  Members.  You may join the Society at this meeting of the Membership.  Election of Board of Directors and Advisory Board.

August 27th -  BATTLE OF BROOKLYN PROGRAM & EXHIBIT: Celebrating the Declaration of Independance, 1 - 5 PM  Dramatic Reading of the Declaration of Independence in the 18th Century style at 2 PM and 4 PM.  Other activities include:  History scavenger hunt, writing with quill pens and making simulated wampum jewelry.  Suggested donation:  $5.00 for Adults, Children Free, Members & Active Service Members Free.  Click here for flier.

October 9thHARVEST FESTIVAL, Noon to 5 PM  500 Pumpkins free for children while supply lasts.  Cider and Candlemaking, crafting, games, pumpkin patch, tours of the Onderdonk House.  $5.00 Adults, Children & Members Free.  

December 4th - ST. NICHOLAS DAY.  Noon to 5 PM.  Join us to celebrate the Dutch "Christmas".  Mulled Cider, crafts, holiday singing.  Visits with St. Nicholas.  Tree lighting at 3 PM.  $5.00 Adults, Children & Members Free.




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

• Download a reservation form, including pre-visit questions for discussion.  Reservations are available on Thursdays and Fridays and on other days of the week, subject to availability.

• 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.
• 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.