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 temporary exhibit!!!!  We are highlighting our CASA program with IS93.  "Exploring Historic Ridgewood". 

See how the students re-created colonial lifeways and activities, explored historic remnants throughout the neighborhood, and repurposed artifacts into art during this exciting after school initiative supported by NYC Council District 30 through the Department of Cultural Affairs.  Exhibit starts June 1. Exhibit curated by Chrysalis Archaeology and GRHS, Caitlin McDonough and Emily Caspari.

 

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: 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WEDDINGS AT THE ONDERDONK HOUSE

Please contact Steve Monte at 917-596-8997 or smonte@nyc.rr.com to schedule a tour of our property and to learn more about booking a wedding. 


WHAT’S INCLUDED:

• One and three quarter acres of open land
• A tent 40 ft. x50 ft.
• Tent seating for 96 at 12 tables with 96 chairs

• A picnic grove with tables and benches seating 60, an ideal break away location
• Two garden areas
• Two toilets inside the House, one handicap accessible with a ramp
• Two portable toilets on the grounds
• A large private dressing area on second level of House
• Limited use of the House for:  dressing; entry of guests to the open grounds; wine and cheese table (or    similar); entry music
• Tours of the House when a docent is available
• Electricity, water, and trash bags
• Two wedding GRHS representatives for opening up and closing the property, setting up electricity and water, providing trash bags, directing guests to the toilets, and answering questions
• The facilities are available for two weekend days as follows:                           

- 10 AM to 11PM on the day of the wedding and reception     
- 10 AM to 5 PM on the other day

Clean up review by GRHS representative to determine the deposit refund amount will be conducted after your event.