Don't Forget New Amsterdam Festival, Sat & Sun, May 5,6 from 12 Noon to 6 PM.  Free!

We love visitors!  If you are a tour leader and want to visit during public hours with your group, please contact us, so we have sufficent staff to help your group.  ridgewoodhistoricalsociety@gmail.com or 718-456-1776.

 

New exhibit additions:  circa 1854 Photo of Gertrude Onderdonk Schoonmaker and Nicholas Schoonmaker and their 3 children.  Gertrude was the daughter of Ann and Adrian Onderdonk who built the frame addition and lived in the Onderdonk House in the mid 1800's to the turn of the century. 

Spring & Summer Hours for the Onderdonk House, starting March 10!!! Hours for both Saturday and Sunday will be 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Hours for Wednesday will be 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Guided tours available. Suggested donation is $3.00, Members, Service men and women are always free!!!   Like us on FACEBOOK for updates: oon

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Hours:   HOURS  - Saturdays & Sundays 1 - 5 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.

"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

"View from a Balloon" - Exhibit of Society archival maps, including 1871 Map of New York City and F.W. Beers maps of Newtown, Corona, Winfield, Queens and New Lots, Brooklyn.  

May 5, 6th, Saturday and Sunday - 2nd Annual New Amsterdam Festival.  12 Noon - 6 PM daily.  Food, Entertainment, Dutch culture, traditional Dutch market with local artists and merchants, crafts, games, self-guided tours of the Onderdonk House.  FREE.

July 7th – READING OF DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, 12 AND 2 PM. Our own Charles Sanchez, Board of Directors member and Saturday Docent, will be reciting the Declaration.  Q&A on the history of the Flag.  Donation $5.00. 

 

 

 

 

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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.