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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We are open on Saturdays and Sunday, from 1 - 5 PM, and Wednesday from 3 -7 PM,  unless noted. Suggested donation $3.00 adults, $1.00 children except for special events or programs. Check event calendar on the website for other special events throughout the year!  Friend us on FACEBOOK and you will automatically get notices when we update our events, send reminders and post photos. 

Address
1820 Flushing Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385

Phone
718.456.1776

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If you have any questions regarding Ridgewood history, genealogy, publications, or photos and material in our archive, please send them by regular mail to Mr. George Miller, Archivist at

Greater Ridgewood Historical Society
1820 Flushing Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385

All other inquiries relating to school trip reservations, yard rentals, administrative items, volunteer opportunities, our Web site, programs, exhibits, etc. can be sent by email via links above.

 

Directions
Bus Q-54 passes and stops two blocks away at the intersection of Flushing and Metropolitan Avenues. Bus B-57 passes the house on Flushing Avenue. "L" subway line to Jefferson Street (Brooklyn) stop; proceed five blocks North (right) along Flushing Avenue. On street car and bike parking is available, plentiful and free!


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