Upcoming Events                        

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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We are open on Saturdays, from 1 - 5 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. 

1820 Flushing Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385


Email - Our email info@onderdonkhouse.org is temporarily disabled - for questions, comments, please email us at ridgewoodhistoricalsociety@gmail.com until we restore our custom email.

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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.


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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