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Celebrate History At River Edge's New Bridge Landing

Visit the Steuben House at New Bridge Landing's Harvest Homecoming.
Visit the Steuben House at New Bridge Landing's Harvest Homecoming. Photo Credit: Facebook

River Edge, N.J. -- The public is invited to a Harvest Homecoming Sunday, Oct. 30 at Bergen County's key historical site in River Edge.

The event runs 1-5 p.m. and includes lectures, exhibits, a chance to make tombstone rubbings, go pumpkin picking and more. The first 75 children will receive a free pumpkin.

Refreshments, including cider donuts, will be available for sale.

Historian Kevin Wright will give an illustrated talk at 1:30 p.m. in the Steuben House. Discussed will be the Lutheran Church site at New Bridge and the French Burial Ground in New Milford.

There is a photographic tombstone exhibit that includes Bergen County tombstones and rubbings.

An activity for children includes a brass plate rubbing to take home.

Historic New Bridge Landing has,

  • American Revolutionary War Battleground including three Jersey-Dutch Sandstone Houses
  • Exhibits of BCHS collections
  • Tavern
  • Gift shop
  • Out-kitchen & Barn

Cost is $10 adults, $7 students. Bergen County Historical Society members free.

Cost to become a BCHS member and support its efforts: $20 individual / $30 household.

All three sandstone houses, including the Steuben House, a state historic site, are connected by an ADA-compliant gravel walking path.

Free parking is available.

HNBL is located at 1201-1209 Main St., River Edge.

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