Upcoming Events

NEW!!!!  We are now open on Sundays from 12 to 4 PM and on Wednesdays from 3 to 7 PM; in addition to our regular Saturday hours from 1 to 5 PM.  Guided Tours available.  Suggested Donation $3.00.     Like us on FACEBOOK for updates

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Hours:   HOURS  - Saturdays  1 - 5 PM, Sundays 12 - 4 PM, Wednesdays 3 - 7 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.  First floor and bathroom facilities are accessible for individuals with disabilities.  

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.

"New Amsterdam Festival Exhibit - All about the Tulip", Richard Asbell, curator.  Some curious facts about tulips plus an original painting by Richard Asbell. 

"What is Archaeology?" - Exhibit on tools, methodology and GRHS archtifacts, in particular, stained glass from Louis Comfort Tiffany factory in Corona, Chrysalis Archaeology and Arianna Stimpfl, curators

JULY 1ST – DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE READING, 1 and 3pm   Dramatic Reading by Onderdonk House docent in period costume 

AUGUST 19TH - Battle of Brooklyn Event - 1-5 PM.  Annual Membership Meeting - 5 PM. Election of Directors, Annual Report for 2016-2017.

JULY 29TH-30th - “HOUSE OF YES” ART FESTIVAL, NOON to 9 PM.  Art, performance art, music – www.HouseofYes.org 

AUGUST 20th –  “HOUSE OF YES” ART FESTIVAL, NOON to 9 PM.  Art, performance art, music – www.HouseofYes.org

SEPTEMBER 16TH-17TH – VARIANCE MUSIC AND ART FESTIVAL, Contemporary music and art, refreshments – www.variancefestival.com 

OCTOBER 8TH – HARVEST FEST, Noon – 5pm   Pumpkins for children, candle making, cider making, colonial crafts, games, pumpkin painting, music, tours of the Onderdonk House, refreshments

 

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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 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 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 30 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.